By Collin Rivera
After ending her career, former Ole Miss striker CeCe Kizer has been nominated for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. She was nominated along with a record 585 other female student-athletes.
Kizer is the leader in both career goals and points for the Ole Miss women’s soccer program. In her senior season she scored 13 goals and eight assists, becoming just the third player in SEC history to lead the league in goals, assists, and points during the regular season. Following her senior season, Kizer received her second United Soccer Coach All-America nod of her career. She stands as the only Ole Miss player to ever receive the honor.
While performing well on the pitch, off it she received Ole Miss’s first ever Senior CLASS Award as well as receiving Academic All-District recognition for the second straight season.
The next part of the selection process will begin with each conference selecting up to two nominees from each of the school’s nominees. Following that process, the Woman of the Year selection committee will choose their Top 30 honorees, 10 from each division of the NCAA. The Top 30 honorees will be hosted at the annual award ceremony for the award on Oct. 20 in Indianapolis.