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Softball: Louisiana Softball's Comeaux Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award
Three-time Sun Belt Conference academic honoree and two-time all-conference selection nominated for national award
LAFAYETTE - Louisiana Softball catcher Lexie Comeaux (Tomball, Texas) has been nominated for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award, which recognizes graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.
Comeaux was a standout performer for the Ragin' Cajuns on the diamond and in the classroom, twice earning all-conference recognition from the Sun Belt Conference (2017, 2019), as well as an NFCA All-Region nod in 2017. As a student, she earned Academic Honor Roll status from the conference three times (2015, 2018, 2019).
Leadership was a strong suit for Comeaux, as her efforts helped Louisiana Softball to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances during her career, as well as three conference championships.
Comeaux's senior season was one to remember, as she hit .321 from the plate (43-for-134) with eight home runs and 10 doubles. She ranked second on the squad in RBI with 43, despite routinely hitting from the No. 8 spot of head coach Gerry Glasco's lineup. She recorded a league-best 23 RBI in conference games and recorded multiple RBI in all but two Sun Belt series.
The NCAA encourages member schools to honor their top graduating female student-athletes each year by submitting their names for consideration for the Woman of the Year award.
The record 585 nominees from all NCAA member schools competed in 23 different sports across all three NCAA divisions, including 262 nominees from Division I, 131 from Division II and 192 from Division III. Multisport student-athletes account for 144 of the nominees.
Next, conferences will select up to two nominees each from the pool of school nominees. Then, the Woman of the Year selection committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will choose the Top 30 honorees — 10 from each division.
The selection committee will determine the top three honorees in each division from the Top 30 and announce the nine finalists in September. From those nine finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics then will choose the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year.
The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year will be named at the annual award ceremony Oct. 20 in Indianapolis.
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