College Women

Pancake finalist for NCAA Woman of Year

Alabama's Brooke Pancake hits a shot a the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships.
Alabama's Brooke Pancake hits a shot a the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships. ( Tracy Wilcox )

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Recent Alabama graduate Brooke Pancake has been chosen as one of the nine finalists for the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year award, announced by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics.

Pancake, of Chattanooga, Tenn., was selected as the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year, Southeastern Conference’s Female of the Year and was given the Honda Award, which goes to the nation’s top collegiate female golfer. Before graduating, she helped lead the Crimson Tide to the 2012 NCAA championship. She earned runner-up honors individually.

She was a four-time All-SEC selection and a three-time All-American, receiving the 2011 and 2012 Edith Cummings Munson Award from the National Golf Coaches Association for the student-athlete with the highest grade-point average among first-team All-Americans. In 2010, she was the NCAA Elite 89 Award winner.

Pancake graduated with a degree in marketing and finished her courses with honors and a 4.0 GPA, making her a three-time SEC Women’s Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

The Woman of the Year Award honors female student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, community service and leadership. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the national winner. The recipient will be announced during the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year awards event on Oct. 12.