Condie Nominated by Navy for NCAA Laurel
ANNAPOLIS, Md. ---- Women's basketball player Sarita Condie (Lovelock, Nev.) has been selected by Navy as the school's nominee for the 2017 NCAA Woman-of-the-Year Award.
The NCAA Woman-of-the-Year program honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions. Condie is one of a record 544 nominees across all NCAA divisions for the accolade that is now in its 27th year of being awarded. The complete list of nominees by member schools was announced Tuesday by the NCAA.
Each conference office receives the nominees submitted by their respective member schools. After a review period, each conference will submit up to two nominees to the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee. This committee will then select the top-10 honorees from each of the three NCAA divisions ---- these 30 recipients will be honored at a banquet in the fall ---- with the top-three honorees from each division comprising the finalists for the award. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will select the overall NCAA Woman of the Year from these nine finalists.
Condie served as the captain of the Navy women's basketball team as both a junior and senior, and added to her leadership responsibilities by being tabbed as the Captain of the Captain's for the entire Navy varsity sports program during the 2016-17 academic year.
On the basketball court, Condie earned First-Team All-Patriot League honors as senior as she helped the Mids to an overall record of 24-10, a second-place finish in the Patriot League regular season with a 14-4 record, a berth in the championship game of the league tournament and a berth in the WNIT. The Mids made WNIT experience a historic one as they defeated George Washington in the first round to notch the program's first national post-season tournament victory.
Individually, Condie led the Mids and ranked fifth in the Patriot League in scoring with her average of 14.2 points per game. She also paced the league and ranked fourth nationally with her three-point field goal percentage of 47.0 percent and stood second in the league and 59th in the county with an average of 2.5 three-point field goals made a game.
Condie was at her best in Navy's biggest games this season. She averaged 20.7 points a game and shot 76.5 percent (13-17) from three-point range in Navy's three victories over Army West Point ---- which included a three-point basket in the game's waning seconds to give the Mids a 54-53 victory over the Black Knights in the semifinal round of the league tournament ---- and averaged 18.8 points a game in Navy's five post-season tournament games (three league tournament, two WNIT).
Condie leaves Navy as ranked 14th with 1,144 career points, sixth with 193 career three-point field goals made and second with a career three-point field goal percentage of 41.2 percent.
This year she joined Courtney Davidson (2004) and Angela Myers (2011) as the only three-time recipients (2015, `16, `17) of the Admiral Larson Award, given annually to the most valuable player on the Navy women's basketball team; received the 2017 Vice Admiral Lawrence Sword for Women, presented to the top female athlete in each graduating class; and was presented with the 2017 Cheryl Dolyniuk Award, which honors the female graduate who excelled in leadership, athletics, academics.
Condie additionally received the 2017 Senator Margaret Chase Smith Leadership Excellence Award, which honors that female member of the USNA's graduating class who is determined to have the highest level of conscience-driven leadership, dedicated service to the greater good, and personal independence and integrity, while displaying the highest standards of professionalism and personal conduct as an exemplary role model.