WASHINGTON, D.C. — Stacey Roheman has been selected as one of the NCAA 2016 Women of the Year nominees. She is among 142 female student-athletes who have been nominated by their conferences and independent schools.
Roheman boasts an impressive resume. The senior member of the Howard University women’s tennis team recently graduated summa cum laude from the School of Communications.
A native of Castries, Saint Lucia, Roheman was a member of the Dean’s list form 2013-16. She was a member of the MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic team during that same period. Roheman was also named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic team from 2013-16 while being a Golden Key International Honor Society member, a Rhodes Scholar finalist, and the valedictorian speaker for the School of Communications.
As an athlete, Roheman was a four-year starter, earning MEAC First Team All-Conference honors this past year and capping it off with team MVP honor.
Roheman will be attending Queen’s College, London England, Law School this fall.
“Stacey is a phenomenal women who has contributed a great deal to Howard University,” said Shelley Davis, Deputy Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator. “She is the model Howard student, citizen and athlete and is more than deserving of this prestigious honor. We wish her well.”
“Stacey was an outstanding student-athlete in every sense of the word,” added Larry Strickland, Howard University head women’s and men’s tennis coach. “Not only did she excel on the tennis court but most importantly in the classroom. She was a true team leader.”
In early September, the Woman of the Year selection committee will name the Top 30 honorees, representing the top 10 women in each division. The selection committee will then choose and announce the nine finalists, with three from each division, at the end of September. Then, from the pool of nine finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will determine the 2016 Woman of the Year.
The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named at the annual banquet October 16 in Indianapolis.
The NCAA Woman of the Year program has recognized graduating female student-athletes for excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership since its inception in 1991. (by Edward Hill, Jr., NCAA Director of Athletic Media Relations)