The NCAA named former UIndy student-athlete Lyndsay McBride ’10 one of nine finalists for its 2010 Woman of the Year award. The Bristol, Ind., native was one of only three Division II finalists for the prestigious honor.
The Woman of the Year award honors female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, community service, and leadership.
A committee of representatives from NCAA schools and conferences selected the top nine finalists from a pool of 30 honorees. Those individuals were identified from a pool of 452 conference and independent honorees representing all three NCAA divisions and multiple sports.
McBride, a recipient of the H. Merrill Underwood Art Department Scholarship, was 2009 NCAA Division II women’s golf national champion and the 2010 GLVC Women’s Golfer of the Year. She was a member of the campus Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, serving as the women’s golf student-athlete representative. McBride is the cofounder of Inches International, an organization that raises money for scholarships to support schools and hospitals in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The idea to create the nonprofit was conceived after McBride and her classmate Lydia Fischer ’09 went to Liberia to assist in the building of a school.
McBride, UIndy’s one-time Freshman Art Student of the Year, has used her artwork to raise $34,000 for the Elkhart Women’s Care Center. She was selected to the GLVC Academic All-Conference Team and to UIndy’s Dean’s List all four years.