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Elizabeth Tucker Named 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year

Less than six months after she crossed the stage at the University's Commencement Exercises to receive her diploma, Tucker was back on center stage when the former Fighting Irish women's soccer defender was named the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year tonight during the annual NCAA Awards Dinner in Indianapolis. Read the Full Article

I hope I'm still around to help with her presidential campaign"

Jack Swarbrick
University Vice President
Director of Athletics

Her commitment to her academics was second to none, her dedication to her teammates...endless and lifelong"

Randy Waldrum
Former Head Coach
Notre Dame Women's Soccer

She'll always be woman of the year to us"

Ashley Bennett
Mother of 11-year-old
Fight For Life Teammate Maria

NCAA Tournament


Career starts
(92 match

(14 assists)

Two-time team

2014 ACC
of the Year

Different volunteer
services and
activities during her
time at ND

2014 NCAA
Scholarship winner

Average community
services hours per
school year

GPA at Notre

  • Fighting Irish Fight for Life with Memorial Hosp.
  • Adopt-a-Family
  • Soccer clinics in the South Bend area
  • Mendoza College of Business Teaching Assistant
  • Notre Dame Tax Assistance Program helping needy citizens with tax prep.
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Michiana Special Olympians
  • Rosenthal Leadership Academy
  • Pediatric Christmas Party
  • Perley Elementary Tutor
  • Notre Dame Peer Advisor Program
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Council

More About Elizabeth

Woman of the Year Finalist Video (NCAA)

Jack Swarbrick on Elizabeth Tucker (FIDM)

Irish in the ACC (FIDM)

O.S.C.A.R.S. Ceremony: Top Gun Award

Accounting For Greatness

Notre Dame senior women's soccer co-captain Elizabeth Tucker embodies that foundational concept of accountability. It is woven throughout the tapestry of her fast-paced life, and it encompasses other core values such as duty, preparation, faithfulness, agreeability, respect and an unwavering devotion to family, friends and teammates. Read the Full Article

Elizabeth Tucker Named Finalist For Wooden Citizenship Cup

Notre Dame senior defender/tri-captain Elizabeth Tucker (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny) has been selected as one of five finalists for the 2014 Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, it was announced earlier this week by award's organizer, Athletes for a Better World. The award recipient will be named on Wednesday, April 23 during a ceremony held at the Atlanta History Center in Atlanta, Ga. Read the Full Article

About the Award

The NCAA Woman of the Year Award was established in 1991 to celebrate the achievements of outstanding female student-athletes. In addition to their athletic accomplishements, winners are honored for academic achievement, community service and leadership. The award is announced at the annual NCAA awards dinner in Indianapolis held this year on Sunday, October 19. Learn More