UNE alum nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year
UNE alum and three-sport student athlete Erica Dimmick, B.S. ’22 (Animal Behavior), has been nominated for both the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year Award and the inaugural Division III Commissioners Association (DIIICA) Female Student-Athlete of the Year Award by senior woman administrators of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC).
Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating female student-athletes across all three divisions who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service, and leadership.
Dimmick, of Sutton, Massachusetts, spent much of her time at UNE on the field, court, or track, having participated in four years of women’s soccer, three years of women’s basketball, and two years of women’s track and field. She was a regular on the UNE Dean’s List — including the recently announced Spring 2022 Dean’s List — and a frequent member of the CCC Academic All-Conference Team.
As a student, Dimmick was also inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete, Alpha Chi, and Psi Chi Psychology honor societies. At the University's 2022 Biddeford Campus Undergraduate Awards Ceremony, she received the Outstanding Student Award for her major.
Twice during her senior year, Dimmick was recognized for combined academic and athletic performance by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), first as an Academic All-District First Team selection in soccer and then as Academic All-District First Team in track and field/cross country. She also became the first UNE student athlete on record to claim the Athletics Department's Athlete of the Year and Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards in the same campaign.
During her time in Biddeford, Dimmick served three years as a UNE Peer Mentor and as an active member of UNE's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She was heavily involved with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland as well as several other community-based programs in the local area.
Ten nominees for NCAA Woman of the Year in each division will be selected from a pool of approximately 50 to 70 student athletes. Division III began with 202 institutional candidates.
For the DIIICA Student-Athlete of the Year award, a regional committee of conference commissioners and assistant/associate commissioners will next select a regional finalist from each of 10 designated regions in August.