Lizzy Crist named NCAA Woman of the Year

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Goalkeeper Lizzy Crist blocks a shot on goal in the Bears’ game against Rochester. The Bears won this game 2-0 as Crist allowed no goals on 4 shots on goal.Skyler Kessler | Student Life

Goalkeeper Lizzy Crist blocks a shot on goal in the Bears’ game against Rochester. The Bears won this game 2-0 as Crist allowed no goals on 4 shots on goal.

Lizzy Crist is the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year.

The award recognizes women across all three NCAA divisions (I, II and III) who excel on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

Crist is a two-time d3soccer.com goalkeeper of the year and graduated summa cum laude in May with a 3.9 GPA, majoring in biomedical engineering. As a senior captain in 2016, she steered the Washington University women’s soccer team to their first national championship. She was named the tournament’s most outstanding defensive player, earning the award for the second straight year. Crist also earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III National Player of the Year award for her 2016 performance on the pitch.

Crist was one of nine finalists to attend the award ceremony this Sunday in Indianapolis. In receiving the recognition, she beat out 30 total nominees, 10 from each division.