LANCASTER, Pa. – Johns Hopkins’ Ana Bogdanovski and Swarthmore’s Supriya Davis were selected as the 2015 Centennial Conference NCAA Woman of the Year nominees. The nominees were selected in a balloting by Conference Senior Women Administrators (SWA’s). Bogdanovski and Davis were both All-American swimmers who contributed to their campuses athletically, academically, and in the community.
The NCAA Woman of the Year Award is presented annually to a graduating student-athlete who has distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership. This year marks the 25th year of the Woman of the Year Award program.
Bogdanovski captured 10 NCAA championships in her career, including three titles in 2015 in the 50 Free, 100 Free and 200 Free. She also earned All-America honors 23 times, second most in program history, and helped Johns Hopkins to three straight NCAA top five finishes. After bringing home six NCAA titles in 2014 she was named the NCAA DIII Women's Swimmer of the Year. She also swims for the Macedonia national team and holds seven records in the 50 (short and long course), 100 (short and long course) and 200 Free (LC) as well as the 50 (LC) and 100 (LC) Back. She also holds three Johns Hopkins individual records, is a member of four relay records and boasts the top 10 times in program history in the 50, 100 and 200 Free. Her 10 NCAA titles are twice as many as any other swimmer in school history.
Bogdanovski is a two-time Academic All-American of the Year selection and NCAA Postgraduate Scholar. She graduated in May with a bachelor's degree in public health studies and a 3.74 cumulative GPA. She will take a gap year this year in order to train for the 2016 Summer Olympics, in hopes of competing in Brazil with Macedonia. She will then attend medical school at Rutgers University.
In the summer of 2013, Bogdanovski conducted clinical work and research at the University of St. Cyril and Metodis Medical School in Skopje, Macedonia. While there, she worked with doctors and professors to study the effects of air pollution in Veles, Macedonia. She created presentations on the detriments of a lead factory and its waste on the community. Bogdanovski has also completed clinical practicums with three different doctors in New Jersey and Maryland.
Davis was a two-time All-American in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly and was undefeated in both events in dual meet and Centennial Conference championship competition. She was named the Centennial Conference Most Outstanding Female Performer in 2012 and 2013 and was selected to the All-Centennial Conference First Team a staggering 17 times. Davis was also a member of the 200-yard medley relay teams that captured the conference title and set program, conference, and championship marks in four consecutive years. She holds six individual school records and was also a member of four record-setting relay teams.
Davis, a chemistry and computer science double major from Durham, N.C., also boasts a long list of academic accomplishments. She was named a Capital One Academic All-American in 2014 and made the organization's all-district first team in 2013, 2014, and 2015. A three-time member of the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team, Davis received additional recognition in 2015 when she was named the newspaper's female at-large performer of the year. She is also the recipient of a 2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Grant, which she will use to research and combat tuberculosis in New Delhi, India.
In addition, Davis has been involved with many service endeavors on and off campus. These have included teaching youth swim lessons, volunteering in a hospice and hospital emergency department, and serving as an academic tutor and chemistry mentor for Swarthmore students. Furthermore, she has helped lead activities involving art and physical education with Children and Adults with Disabilities Educational Services (CADES).
The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee will select the top 30 honorees – 10 from each division – from the conference nominees. From among those 30 candidates, the selection committee determines the top three in each division and announces the top nine finalists in September. The NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics (CWA) will then vote from among the finalists to determine the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year. The top 30 honorees will be honored, and the 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year winner will be announced at the annual ceremony in Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 18.