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Former Alabama gymnast Ashley Priess, who was also a national team member and world team medalist, has been named one of the Southeastern Conference’s two nominees for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Priess was nominated along with former Georgia gymnast Kat Ding.

The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. Student-athletes are nominated only once in their career by their institution.

Each conference office may nominate two student-athletes for the award. The top 10 honorees from Divisions I, II and III will be announced in August and the top three honorees per division will be announced in September. The 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced at a dinner in Indianapolis on Oct. 20.