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Texas Tech Senior Michelle Guzman Nominated for 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year

Lady Raider senior Michelle Guzman along with Abby Vock of Missouri have been named nominees for the 21st annual NCAA Woman of the Year award by the Big 12 Conference.

The award is given to select senior student-athletes who have gone above and beyond the standard duties of student-athletes. The recognition is given to student-athletes who have proven themselves in areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. Nominees represent all three NCAA divisions.

Guzman has been a crucial member  of the Texas Tech cross country squad during her career at Tech. She helped lead Tech to its third straight Big 12 title in 2010 and helped the Lady Raiders finish at 3rd place in the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship, the best in the program’s history. She was also a member of the Tech Track & Field team where she competed in the 5,000M during indoor track & field and the 10,000M during outdoor track & field.

Guzman’s service to the general has been equally impressive. She helped organize Red Raider Play Day for physical fitness in children, was a member of FCA, she served as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board, she also performed in the Student-Athlete Talent Show to raise money for the local chapter of the Special Olympics. served as president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board, a team captain and was active in FCA.

The Texas native has earned several awards during her tenure at Tech including being a three-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree for both cross country and track & field, and being named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll for five semesters.

The honorees in all III divisions of NCAA athletics will be recognized and the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year Award will be announced in October.

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