Robin Roberts, ESPN and ABC sports commentator and anchor, shared the evening’s master of ceremonies duties with 1992 Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders, who co-hosts “NBA Inside Stuff” on NBC and serves as a sideline reporter with Lifetime Television covering the WNBA. In an evening themed, “Heroes in Life,” the NCAA honored and celebrated the achievements of all 51 state nominees for Woman of the Year, giving special recognition to the 10 finalists.
The awards dinner also featured a special video presentation honoring last year’s winner, swimmer Lisa Ann Coole of the University of Georgia. Coole was killed in an automobile accident earlier this year. Coole had become the first swimmer in Georgia history to earn seven first-team all-American awards.
An ESPN broadcast on December 10 at 1 p.m. (EST) will feature highlights from the awards dinner.