Spotlight on Alexi Pappas: 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year Finalist
HANOVER, N.H. - Former Dartmouth runner and graduate Alexi Pappas was on hand for the 22nd Annual NCAA Woman of the Year ceremony held in Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 14 as one of nine finalists.
Although, Pappas was not named the winner that night, she remains a role model for other female athletes at Dartmouth and across all divisions of NCAA competition for her hard work on the track as well as in the classroom and community.
A two-time All-American and Heps champion in track last season, Pappas was also a devoted student during her time at Dartmouth, earning Academic All-Ivy honors her senior spring.
From a field of more than 430 nominations, Pappas was one of 30 initial honorees for the prestigious Woman of the Year Award. Those 30 individuals were then narrowed down to a field of nine finalists, of which Pappas was one.
Elizabeth Phillips of Washington University of St. Louis was named the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year that Sunday night in mid-October, but that does not diminish what Pappas accomplished in her time in the Upper Valley.
Pappas is currently running with the Oregon cross country program as a graduate student at the university after receiving a postgrad scholarship from the NCAA.
Below are the videos shown that night in Indianapolis during the evening's ceremony.