Delich Named NCAA Woman of the Year Award Finalist
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/14/2004
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Sept. 14, 2004

The NCAA announced today the Woman of the Year award state finalists and former Lobo Ski Team member and NCAA Champion Jennifer Delich has been chosen to represent the state of New Mexico. This prestigious award honors outstanding female student-athletes who have excelled in academics, athletics and community leadership, and have completed their collegiate athletics eligibility.

Delich was captain of the 2004 NCAA Champion Lobo Ski Team, the first squad to bring a NCAA title to the University of New Mexico. She was an Academic All-American, a two-time All-American and the 2004 NCAA Women's Giant Slalom individual national champion. She also served on New Mexico's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was vice-president in 2004. In June, Delich was chosen as one of 324 from a pool of over 1,700 student-athletes to attend the NCAA Leadership Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. A native of Fernie, British Columbia, Delich will graduate in December with a degree in Biology.

Delich was captain of the 2004 NCAA Champion Lobo Ski Team.

A national winner - the NCAA Woman of the Year - will be selected by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics from among 10 finalists. The top 10 finalists will be announced September 15. The national winner will be announced at the 2004 NCAA Woman of the Year dinner Sunday, October 31, at The Indianapolis Westin. This is the fourteenth year that this award - one of the top honors the NCAA bestows - will be given.