Aug. 1, 2014
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University graduate Kelly Comolli (Newburyport, Mass./Phillips Exeter Academy) was selected as one of the two BIG EAST Conference nominees for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Comolli joins a list of 130 nominees spanning all three division as the NCAA will narrow down the list to the Top 30 in early September.
Comolli is a two-sport athlete for the Hoyas playing tennis and basketball. She transferred to Georgetown after spending one year at Cornell University.
On the tennis court, Comolli was a captain her senior season going 13-15 in singles play with a mark of 8-7 at No. 2. Comolli played doubles with co-captain Madeline Jaeger (Laguna Beach, Calif./Laguna Beach) at No. 2 and the duo was 8-12 for the year.
As a junior, she was 12-16 overall playing a majority of the year at No. 2 with a record of 6-11. In doubles play, she was 8-2 overall with Jaeger at No. 2 and 18-10 in all doubles matches with four different partners.
In her first season on the Hilltop, Comolli went 14-6 overall with a record of 10-4 at No. 3 singles. She played No. 1 doubles most of the season with Lauren Greco going 10-10.
Comolli also joined the basketball team this past season appearing in one game for the Blue & Gray.
Away from the athletic arena, Comolli was a two-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star and a psychology major.
The Woman of the Year conference honorees represent student-athletes from 15 different sports. By division, 52 honorees competed in Division I conferences, 25 competed in Division II, and 49 competed in Division III.
The Woman of the Year selection committee will select the top 10 honorees in each division from this pool to be recognized. These top 30 honorees will be announced in early September. The selection committee will then choose and announce the top nine finalists (three from each division) at the end of September. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will vote from among those nine finalists to determine the 2014 Woman of the Year.
The top 30 honorees will be honored, and the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced, at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Now in its 24th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes for their achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership.
Most recently, Georgetown's Renee Tomlin was a Top 30 finalist in 2011.