Kitto Nominated for Elite Award

Kitto Nominated for Elite Award

PASADENA, CA – Former Caltech women’s tennis player Rebekah Kitto is one of just three SCIAC women to be nominated for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Also nominated from the SCIAC is Lenore Moreno (La Verne) and Lauren Rohach (Cal Lutheran).

The Woman of the Year award honors graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in academics, athletics, service and leadership. NCAA colleges and universities nominated 446 female student-athletes for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award. 

The Jacksonville, Florida native is a four-time SCIAC first-team selection and was selected to compete at the NCAA Singles Championships twice.

She graduated as Caltech's all-time leader in career singles wins (53) as well as the record holder for singles wins in a season (19).

In addition to her exploits on the tennis courts, she was a four-time letter winner for the volleyball team.

Kitto earned her degree in Chemistry and will begin her PhD work in Chemistry and Chemical Biology this fall at UC Berkeley.


Of the nominees, 205 competed in Division I, 75 competed in Division II, and 166 competed in Division III athletics.

The NCAA encourages each member school to honor its top graduating female student-athletes each year by submitting their names for consideration for the Woman of the Year award.

The Woman of the Year selection committee selects the top 30 honorees – 10 from each division – from the conference nominees. From among those 30 candidates, the selection committee determines the top three in each division and announces the top nine finalists in September. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will then vote from among the finalists to determine the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year.

The top 30 honorees will be honored, and the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced, at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 19.

View the complete list of all 446 student-athletes - here.

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