NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State women’s track and field standout Clairwin Dameus (Boynton Beach, Fla.) is TSU’s nomination for NCAA Woman of the Year. She is one of 517 nominations from individual schools across the nation.
The NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female 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 school.
Eligible female student-athletes are nominated by their member school. Each conference office then reviews the nominations from its member schools and submits its conference nominee to the NCAA.
The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee selects the Top 30 – 10 from each division and then three finalists from each division. The Committee on Women’s Athletics selects the winner from the Top 9.
Dameus, who is a 2016 graduate of TSU, became the program’s first Division I USTFCCCA First Team All-American during the indoor season, earning the honors in the long jump and pentathlon. She followed it up by earning Honorable Mention All-America for the heptathlon at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Away from the track, Dameus has volunteered at Robert Lillard Elementary School for Read Across America and has also spent time volunteering at David Jones Assisted Living Center. She was honored for her work in the classroom by earning a spot on the 2014-15 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll.