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UGA's Dickinson named NCAA Woman of the Year finalist

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SEC Staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Callie Dickinson of Georgia, a previous member of the Bulldogs' swimming & diving program, is a finalist for the 2023 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Established in 1991, the NCAA Woman of the Year Award recognizes female student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in their community, in athletics and in academics throughout their college careers. The NCAA Woman of the Year program is an opportunity to honor and reflect on the impact of women on intercollegiate sports.

The Woman of the Year Selection Committee selected nine finalists, with three student-athletes from each NCAA division. Representing Division I are Dickinson, Logan Eggleston of Texas, and Ellie Shahbo of Harvard. The Top 30 honorees will be celebrated and the Woman of the Year will be named during a ceremony at the NCAA Convention, which will take place on January 11, 2024, in Phoenix.

Dickinson earned a bachelor's degree in human development and family science with summa cum laude honors in May 2022 and is on track to earn her master's degree in comparative biomedical sciences. A recipient of the 2023 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year award along with an NCAA Postgraduate scholarship, she is looking to pursue a career as an orthopedic surgeon while continuing to train for the World University Games. Dickinson qualified for the NCAA Women's Swimming & Diving Championships in all five seasons in Athens and earned six College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) All-America honors. She completed her collegiate career with top-10 times in four events in program history. Dickinson has competed at two U.S. Olympic Trials and reached two finals at the 2023 Phillips 66 National Championships.

A two-time member of the College Sports Communicators (CSC)/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, she was also named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team and the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Dickinson earned a spot on the J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll every semester and received Presidential Scholar honors three times. She was president of the UGA chapter of the Blue Key Honor Society and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the UGA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the UGA Leadership Education and Development (L.E.A.D.) Academy.