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ACC Nominates Ellis for 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year

by Ashleigh Young

Brittny Ellis joins Tziarr King out of NC State as the two ACC nominations for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Her name is already written in the Miami record books.

She is a three-time ACC Conference Championships Champion, five-time silver medalist and a four-time ACC team champion.

Now, Brittny Ellis is now one of two women nominated by the ACC for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

Her accomplishments on the track are endless. The stellar 400 meter runner is a two-time USTFCCCA All-America second-team selection and twice earned USTFCCCA honorable mention accolades. She concluded her illustrious Miami career in the top five of three different categories – two individual 400m (one indoor, one outdoor) times and taking part in three 4x400m relays.

Not only were her times on the track impressive, but also her dedication in the classroom. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing and finished her master’s degree in health informatics with a 4.0 GPA.

It comes to no surprise that the Gurnee, Ill., native was a five-time All-ACC Academic Team member and a two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic team honoree.

Ellis was also inducted into Miami’s highest honor society, Iron Arrow, and was tapped into the Omicron Kappa Fraternity highlighting academic excellence.

Now, Ellis joins Tziarra King from the NC State soccer team as the two nominations to represent the conference.

The 2020 season had a record number of 605 school nominees, represented from 21 different sports spanning all three NCAA divisions. Ellis and King are joined by 56 Division I athletes, 39 from Division II and 63 in Division III.

Next, the Woman of the Year Selection Committee will choose the Top 30 honorees – 10 from each division – from the conference-level nominees. The Top 30 will be announced in September. From there, the committee will narrow the pool to three finalists from each division.

The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the 2020 Woman of the Year from the nine finalists.