SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The University of New England’s Taylor Littlefield Langevin (Sanford, Maine) was selected as the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) nominee for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year Award as announced by the conference office on Thursday morning.
Littlefield Langevin emerged out of a pool of four institutional nominees from the conference’s member institutions to become one of 145 conference nominees across the three NCAA divisions. Fifty-three of this year’s nominees competed in Division III.
The Maine-native was a medical biology (pre-med) major with a minor in sociology, while also competing on the women’s soccer team for the Nor’easters.
The four-year starter and two-year captain was extremely active in the community and on-campus. She started volunteering right away when she arrived in Biddeford. She volunteered at the Duo Duel Road Race, the Unite Against Bullying 5K Road Race, the Biddeford Universal Soccer Program, and Cycle-4-Care. She continued her community work in her final two years working with the Travis Mills Foundation, Partners for World Health, Huot House, Biddeford Youth Soccer, and the Emergency Department at Southern Maine Health Care. She also participated in the Polar Plunge and served as the President of the UNE Military Appreciation Club.
The two-time All-Conference and one-time All-Region selection also excelled academically. She was the UNE and CCC Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year in her final season and a three-time Academic All-Conference selection. She was also a 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-District choice. Finally, she was inducted into the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and Chi Alpha Sigma, while also being named a UNE Presidential Scholar for her entire stint at the University.
The NCAA Woman of the Year program honors graduating female college athletes who have earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport and who have exhausted their eligibility. They are evaluated based on academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service, and leadership.
In early September, the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee will select the top 30 – 10 from each division – finalists for the award. Later that month the Committee on Women’s Athletics will pare down the list to the top nine.
All 30 finalists will be honored and the winner will be announced on Oct. 22 at an awards dinner at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.
ABOUT THE COMMONWEALTH COAST CONFERENCE
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of ten full member and four associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference will administer championships in 18 intercollegiate sports starting in the 2017-18 academic year.