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Pac-12 Nominates Nordin For NCAA Woman of the Year

Jul 29, 2022

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Pac-12 Conference has nominated Sun Devil Swimming alumna Emma Nordin for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award, the organization announced in a release.

Nordin is one of 151 college athletes selected by their respective conference offices across the country to be selected as their nominees for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

The Pac-12 co-nominated Nordin with Stanford's Brooke Forde, who was recently named the Pac-12's Woman of the Year.

Full Pac-12 release

Nordin compiled an incredible career as a Sun Devil, in which she cemented herself as one of the most decorated freestyle swimmers in program history. A 2020 Pac-12 Champion in the 500 free, the Carmel, Indiana, native owns school records in the 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 400 free relay and 800 free relay.

She added six individual wins as a redshirt senior in 2021-22 and represented the Sun Devils at the NCAA Championships, placing 14th in the 500 free and 16th in the 1650 free.

Nordin was Arizona State's female recipient of the Kajikawa Award and Tom Hansen Medal of Honor for the 2021-22 season, two honors that recognize athletes who best exemplify athletic achievement, academic excellence and leadership.

After completing her undergraduate degree in May 2021, Nordin was awarded a Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarship, given annually to two student-athletes who held a minimum 3.0 GPA and exemplified a commitment to education, campus and community involvement and leadership.

She is a nine-time Dean's List member, an eight-time Scholar Baller and a three-time CSCAA Scholar All-American.

In the 2021-22 season, Nordin owned top-four times in the nation in four different events (200 free, 500 free, 1000 free and 1650 free).

She is one of just seven Division I swimmers to be nominated for the award.

The Woman of the Year Selection Committee will choose 10 nominees from each division to make up the national Top 30 honorees. The Top 30 honorees will be announced in October. From there, the selection committee will narrow the pool to three finalists from each division, in which the 2022 Woman of the Year will be selected among the nine finalists.

At January's NCAA Convention in San Antonio, the national Top 30 honorees will be celebrated, and the NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced.

The NCAA Woman of the Year program is rooted in Title IX and has recognized graduating female college athletes for excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership since its inception in 1991. For more information about the program and previous winners, please visit