Jacksonville, Florida, native is first Notre Dame student-athlete and first soccer player chosen for the honor.
Notre Dame women's soccer defender is one of three Division I student-athletes in contention for top honor.
Notre Dame hits road for first ACC road game of 2014 at 7 p.m. (ET) at Thompson Field
Women's soccer defender is only second Notre Dame student-athlete to be honoree for prestigious award.
Notre Dame women's soccer defender is one of two ACC nominees for top NCAA honor.
Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.
Notre Dame Women's Soccer victory over Milwaukee on 11-09-2012.
The women's soccer team was victorious over Syracuse at Alumni Stadium on October 28th.
The women's soccer team took on Cincinnati at Alumni Stadium on September 16th.
The Women's Soccer team was victorious over Louisville at Alumni Stadium on September 14th.
The Notre Dame Women's Soccer team played the University of North Carolina on 9/2/12 at Alumni Stadium.
Four-year monogram winner ... energetic midfielder who emerged as leader for Notre Dame, both on the pitch (as a two-year captain) and in the classroom (as a two-time first-team Academic All-American), during her career ... boasted exceptional fitness level and work ethic, having appeared in all 92 matches of college career (starting 87 times) ... athleticism and varied skill set made her an asset at both ends of the pitch ... displayed strong scoring mentality and offered added dimension to Irish attack from midfield (and occasionally at the forward position) ... in October 2014, became first Notre Dame student-athlete and first women's soccer player from any university at any level (as well as third ACC student-athlete) to be selected as NCAA Woman of the Year since award debuted in 1991 ... graduated with spotless 4.00 cumulative GPA and was prime candidate to be Notre Dame's Class of 2014 valedictorian ... twice earned first-team Academic All-America honors (2012, 2013) and was recipient of NCAA and ACC postgraduate scholarships ...first Notre Dame student-athlete to sweep four major University athletics honors (Kanaley, O'Connor, Community Champion, Top Gun) in the same calendar year.
AS A SENIOR: NCAA Woman of the Year (presented in October 2014) ... NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship ... ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team ... Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team ... NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region First Team ... Notre Dame Monogram Club Team Most Valuable Player ... Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award ... Notre Dame Byron V. Kanaley Award ... Notre Dame Francis Patrick O'Connor Award ... Notre Dame Athletics Community Champion Award ... Notre Dame Top Gun Award ... team tri-captain ... started all 22 matches at left back, a position she had never played prior to second exhibition match of season (vs. Baylor) ... chalked up four goals and three assists ... tied for fourth on team in goals, ranked fifth in minutes played (1,830), and was sixth in points (11) ... capped three-goal first half in opener against #25 Illinois (4-1), scoring in 38th minute ... had assist on Crystal Thomas' goal with six seconds left in first half against #21 Maryland (5-0) ... nearly singlehandedly sparked win at #1 Virginia with fifth career two-goal match, scoring in 25th and 73rd minutes, the latter goal sending match to eventual double overtime setback (2-3) ... played pivotal role in NCAA Championship first-round win at home over Iowa (4-1) with goal and assist, setting up Morgan Andrews' second goal of night with 1:07 left in first half, then scoring unassisted goal in 53rd minute ... had assist on Cari Roccaro's decisive goal in NCAA second-round win over Western Michigan (1-0).
AS A JUNIOR: Capital One first-team Academic All-America and Academic All-District choice ... collected five goals (including two match-winners) and three assists ... played in all 24 matches, starting 22 ... tied for fourth on team in goals and shots on goal (19), while placing third in points (13) ... wasted little time in making presence known, scoring both Irish goals and chalking up a career high-tying five shots (career-best five on goal) in win at Tulsa (2-0) in second match of season -- was third career two-goal outing ... named Chicagoland Soccer News Player of the Week and appeared on BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after performance at Tulsa ... assisted on Sammy Scofield's match-winning goal in 72nd minute of home win against #24 Santa Clara (2-1) ... went distance (career high-tying 110 minutes) in double-overtime draw at #19 Portland (1-1), one of 10 times all season she played every minute ... had second multi-point match of season with goal and assist 2:33 apart in the opening 24 minutes of win over Cincinnati (7-0) ... delivered cross that resulted in 83rd-minute own goal and victory at Providence (1-0) ... had assist on Thomas' goal in 61st minute at Connecticut (4-0) ... posted second two-goal outing of season (fourth career) with brace on Senior Night against Seton Hall (5-1) ... started all six postseason contests for Irish, playing all 90 minutes four times, including final three matches in NCAA Championship against #10 Wake Forest (2-1), #8 Florida (2-0) and #7 Florida State (0-1) ... named to BIG EAST Championship All-Tournament Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 21 matches (one of three players to crack lineup in every contest) and ranking fifth among field players in minutes played (1,508) ... registered one goal and tied for third on team with five assists ... also chalked up 36 shots (10 on goal) ... opened her point-scoring account in Notre Dame adidas Invitational win over Tulsa (7-1) with an assist and three shots ... added five shots (two on goal) in tournament finale against Indiana (4-1) ... had first multi-assist match of her career with two helpers at Cincinnati (4-1), while also adding three shots (two on goal) in victory ... had assist on Melissa Henderson's 14th-minute goal against Georgetown (2-3), helping Irish score twice in opening 33 minutes to erase early deficit ... played key role in win over Villanova (3-1), assisting on Henderson's go-ahead strike with 5:34 left, then adding her first goal of season with 1:20 remaining, securing her fourth career three-point night ... collected three shots in BIG EAST semifinal against Louisville (1-2), including one that hit post with 6:30 to play ... nearly gave Irish early lead in NCAA first-round match at #16 Illinois (0-1), just missing wide on a short-range header in third minute.
AS A FRESHMAN: Third-team all-BIG EAST and BIG EAST All-Rookie Team selection ... appeared in all 25 matches, starting 22 times during Notre Dame's third national championship season ... ranked second among Irish freshmen with 1,837 minutes played ... finished third on team with nine goals and 21 points, adding three assists for good measure ... second on team with five match-winning goals ... fourth on squad with 44 total shots, and third with 26 shots on goal ... ranked among BIG EAST leaders (all matches) in goals (7th), match-winning goals (2nd) and points (10th), while leading all conference freshmen in those same categories ... didn't take long to pot her first career goal, scoring the match-winner in her second college outing with a 52nd-minute tally that sparked the Irish past Milwaukee (3-0) ... made big splash in BIG EAST debut at DePaul, scoring both goals for Notre Dame (27th and 89th minutes) ... opened Irish account at Northwestern (2-1) with goal just 4:16 into the contest ... picked up her first career assist in win at #24 Louisville (5-0), helping create Henderson's second goal of the match in 72nd minute ... scored first goal of match for fourth time with 27th-minute strike against Syracuse (3-0) ... found back of net against St. John's (4-1) off Henderson's assist in 19th minute ... had assist on Rose Augustin's opening score against Rutgers (3-2) with only 14:28 elapsed ... registered another first goal in win at Providence (3-1), converting Adriana Leon's pass at the 6:20 mark ... started five of six NCAA Championship matches, coming off bench for 62-minute relief stint in third round at #3 North Carolina (4-1) ... singlehandedly propelled Notre Dame back to the NCAA College Cup by scoring both goals (63rd and 90th minutes) in quarterfinal win at #6 Oklahoma State (2-0) -- multi-goal match was the first for Irish freshman in NCAA tournament since 2006, when Michele Weissenhofer netted hat trick in quarterfinals against Penn State.
NATIONAL TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Invited to train with U.S. U-23 National Team in January 2012 in Sarasota, Fla.
WPSL/ODP/CLUB HIGHLIGHTS: Played two summers (2011-12) with Florida Sol FC of Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL), serving as team captain in 2012 ... in 2012, collected five goals and three assists in eight matches while helping Florida Sol FC to 5-2-2 record and Sunshine Conference title match ... in 2008-09, guested with the First Coast KYX U-18 squad at the Disney Showcase ... helped the team win the Predator Flight ... led the team with seven assists and added three goals at the tournament ... attended '90 and '91 Region III Camp in Austin, Texas where she competed against the Mexican National Team in July of 2009 ... Played the majority of her club soccer with the Jacksonville Fury under head coach Marc Osterberger ... served as the team captain in 2008-09 ... helped the Fury capture the 2009 Score at the Shore championship ... selected to the `91 Region III ODP team, with whom she played midfield at tournaments in Jackson, Miss. and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PREP & PERSONAL: Did not play high school soccer ... track and basketball standout at Bishop Kenny High School ... graduated with 10 varsity letters including four with track and basketball as well as two from cross country ... anchored the three-time state championship winning 4x800m relay team in 2007-09 ... part of the teams that hold Bishop Kenny records for the 4x400m, 4x800m and 4x1600m relays ... member of 2008 state championship cross country team ... 2009 first-team all-state cross country selection ... also earned all-city first team honors for basketball in 2009 ... also was basketball team captain ... 2010 National Merit Scholar semifinalist ... earned President's Honor Roll status in all four years of high school ... ranked first in her class and served as the president of the National Honor Society and Letterman's Club at Bishop Kenny, while also serving as the vice president for her class all four years ... daughter of Julie and John Tucker, both of whom graduated from Notre Dame ... second of five children ... sister, Kate, was a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame ... graduated in May 2014 from Notre Dame's top-ranked Mendoza College of Business with perfect 4.0 GPA and bachelor's degree in accounting ... constant for Dean's List honors ... earned certificate of merit for participation in Notre Dame's Rosenthal Leadership Academy in 2011-12 and 2013-14 ... one of three team representatives (along with Katie Naughton and Karin Simonian) on Notre Dame's Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) during 2013-14 academic year.
Tucker's Career Statistics
Tucker In the Postseason