QUINCY, Mass.- Eastern Nazarene College women's basketball student-athlete BreAnna Fraser (Henderson, Nev.) has been chosen as Eastern Nazarene's 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee.
A record 543 female collegiate student-athletes have been nominated for the prestigious award. Fraser is also one of 197 NCAA Division III student-athletes nominated.
Fraser competed for two years on the hardwood for the Lions, scoring 417 points and dishing out 136 assists in 50 career contests.
This season, she was selected as the 2017 Commonwealth Coast Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year while also picking up All-Commonwealth Coast Conference second team honors.
Fraser was a two-time Commonwealth Coast Conference All-Academic honoree and belonged to the Chi Alpha Sigma Honors Society, Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society, and the Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Honors Society.
Fraser was active with numerous groups on campus after transferring from UCLA and Barstow Community College. She was a member of the ENC History Club and the SGA President's Committee as well as a team captain and team representative on the ENC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Off the court, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Veritas newspaper and a volunteer with the i9 Youth Program.
Fraser earned her bachelor's degree in May, graduating Magna Cum Laude in History. Fraser will serve as a graduate assistant coach at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where she will be attending Law School.
Fraser is one of four candidates from the Commonwealth Coast Conference along with Endicott's Tori McIntyre, Bridget Quilty of Roger Williams, and Taylor Littlefield Langevin from the University of New England.
The four candidates are eligible to be selected as the conference nominee. Once the conference nominees are selected, the Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will then choose the top 30 honorees — 10 from each division.
From the top 30, the selection committee determines the top three honorees from each division and announces the nine finalists in September. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics then chooses the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year from those nine.
The top 30 honorees will be recognized and the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced at the annual award ceremony Oct. 22 in Indianapolis, Indiana.