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Chandler up for NCAA Woman of the Year award award

Former Arizona swimmer Annie Chandler graduated in May, but the accolades keep coming in. Yesterday, Chandler was selected as one of nine finalists for the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year award to be presented October 16 in Indianapolis.

A little over a month ago, Chandler was named the 2011 Pac-10 Woman of the year. If she is to continue her NCAA award-winning streak, she will join four former Wildcat athletes, three of whom won for swimming. Swimmers Whitney Myers (2007), Lacey Nymeyer (2009) and Justine Schluntz (2010) previously won the award. Track and field athlete Tanya Jones received the award in 1994.

According to a press release from the Pac-12 conference, the nine finalists, along with other honorees who made the Top 30, will be invited to Indianapolis for the Woman of the Year festivities. The award weekend will include a community service project that gives honorees the opportunity to be role models for young girls in Indianapolis.

Although she continues to be awarded for her time as a Wildcat, Chandler has been finding success outside of the UA swimming program. This summer she participated in the World University Games in Shenzhen, China and earned a gold medal for 50-meter breaststroke.

Over the course of her time as a Wildcat, Chandler was an 18-time All-American, and swam on six NCAA Champion relay teams.

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