UW-Superior women's basketball standout Eva Reinertsen is an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference nominee for NCAA Women of the Year, the league and NCAA announced Tuesday, July 14.
Each year NCAA member institutions are encouraged to nominate graduating female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. Nominees represent all three NCAA Divisions with 220 from Division III. A total of 24 sports were represented and 128 multi-sport athletes are among the nominees.
A Duluth native, Reinertsen became the Yellowjackets' first-ever College Sports Information Directors of America first-team All-America selection with a 4.0 GPA in social work during her senior year.
She was a three-time all-UMAC performer while also earning four UMAC Academic All-Conference honors. She led the team with 17.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game with a 47.7 field-goal percentage, while tying for the UMAC lead in assists (95) and also tying for second in assists per game (3.5) this season.
Reinertsen also earned a spot on the D3hoops.com All-West Region Third team.
The UMAC will announce in the coming weeks who the conference will choose to move on to the next pool of nominees. From there, the Woman of the Year selection committee will choose the top 30 honorees, which includes 10 women from each division.
Three finalists from each division will be announced in September. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics chooses the final winner, which will be announced Nov. 1.