Clarion University standout swimmer Kayla Shull, a 2009 graduate of Rocky Grove High School, is a top 30 finalist for the NCAA “Woman of the Year” award.
Shull graduated from Clarion in May with a perfect 4.0 GPA and a degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology. She was a two-time NCAA Division II All-American her senior season after placing fifth in the 100 backstroke in a school-record time of 55.40 seconds and also taking 16th in the 200 freestyle. Overall, Shull was a 15-time NCAA Division II All-American in her career.
The award will be presented at the Woman of the Year ceremony on Oct. 20 in Indianapolis. The top 30 finalists were selected from a group of more than 450 nominees. The group will be trimmed down to nine finalists on Sept. 11.
Shull was excited to hear the news:
“I’m so honored and excited to be chosen as a top 30 finalist for the NCAA ‘Woman of the Year’ Award. I am very grateful to everyone at Clarion who has helped me in my career and especially with this award. None of this would be possible without the support of my coaches, the athletic administration and sports information.”
In June, Shull was named a Capital One First Team Academic All-All-American on the at-large team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.