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Doogan Selected as SCAC Woman of the Year

June 26, 2008

katie_doogan_DPUWSWIMheadshot.jpgJune 26, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Recent DePauw University graduate Katie Doogan has been named the 2008 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Woman of the Year.

Doogan starred both in and out of the swimming pool for the Tigers. She completed her four-year athletic career by being named the SCAC Swimmer of the Year for the second straight year after leading the 15th-ranked Tigers with three individual wins at the 2008 conference championship meet. It was the third time Doogan had been named the SCAC Swimmer of the Year as she also earned the honor as a freshman in 2005.

Overall, Doogan won 10 individual events at the conference championship meet during her career – tied for the second most in league history. She is the SCAC record holder in both the 200 and 400 individual medley and DePauw’s record holder in the 100 and 200 free as well as the 200 and 400 individual medley. A member of the school record holding relays in the 200, 400 and 800 free relays as well as the 200 and 400 medley relays, Doogan earned all-America honors as a part of eight DePauw relay teams. Individually, she was a two-time all-America in both the 200 and 400 individual medley. Doogan was also recently named the 2008 DePauw Senior Female Athlete of the Year.

katie_doogan_DPUWSWIM.jpgA member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Doogan boasts a 3.55 grade point average in English writing and was named to the SCAC Academic Honor Roll all four years. She is a member of Eta Sigma Phi and a DePauw University Media Fellow and was also part of a pair of National First-Year Honor Societies – Phi Eta Sigman and Alpha Lambda Delta, serving as President of the latter.

Doogan was the executive producer for a TV show on D3TV (DePauw student television) and served as a DJ and newscaster on student radio station WGRE.

Additionally, Doogan was managing editor of A Midwestern Review, a biannual literary magazine and served as a mentor for 14 incoming first-year students as part of the depauw.year1 Mentor Program.

As the SCAC winner, Doogan will also be nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, one of the most prestigious honors the NCAA bestows. The award recognizes senior student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.

Each NCAA conference, and independent institutions, can nominate an distinguished female student-athlete for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will select the top 10 winners in each division in August. From those 30 honorees, the selection committee will determine the top three in each division (September). Finally, the members of the CWA will vote from among the top nine finalists to determine the Woman of the Year. The top 10 honorees and the nine finalists from Divisions I, II and III will be honored and the 2008 NCA Woman of the Year winner will be announced at a dinner in Indianapolis, on October 19, 2008.

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