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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—University of Hawai’i women’s indoor volleyball and beach volleyball standout Brooke Van Sickle was announced as one of the Big West Conference’s two nominees for the 2021-22 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Van Sickle is now one of 151 conference-level nominees from across all three NCAA divisions vying for the prestigious national award. She and UC San Diego’s Ciara Franke (water polo) were selected from BWC member schools’ nominees to represent the conference.
This year’s conference nominees include 53 student-athletes from Division I, 39 from Division II, and 59 from Division III. Of the 151 nominations from conference offices, 17 sports are represented, with 42 student-athletes competing in multiple sports. The average GPA of this year’s nominee pool is 3.8.
Van Sickle is the first women to ever earn both Big West Player and Pair of the Year honors in indoor volleyball and beach volleyball in the same school year.