Bormann nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

BROOKINGS, S.D. ( — Women’s golfer Sydney Bormann has been nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year by South Dakota State.

The NCAA Woman of the Year award was established in 1991 to recognize graduating female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

The Summit League and other conference offices will select up to two nominees each from their pool of member school nominees. The Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will choose the Top 30 honorees – 10 from each division. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will announce the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year this fall.

Bormann is a CoSIDA Academic All-American, three-time Summit League All-Academic selection and four-time Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar.

The biology major graduated from SDSU this spring with a 4.00 GPA. The SDSU Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) president is known for her extensive research she has done in her time at State and constant involvement in the community.

Bormann held a 79.50 stroke average over the 18 rounds she competed in this season. She ranks sixth all-time for State with a 77.78 career stroke average. The senior shot a season-low 70 at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown.

She posted six top-10 finishes throughout her career, including winning the Lady Thunderbird as a sophomore.

Bormann will be attending medical school in the fall at the University of South Dakota.

The nominees represent all three NCAA divisions. Bormann is among 259 nominees from Division I, while 126 from Division II and 220 from Division III round out the list. Nominees competed in 24 sports, with multisport student-athletes accounting for 128 of the nominees.