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SEC nominates Avery Skinner for NCAA Woman of the Year award

The University of Kentucky could be on the verge of having a second-straight NCAA Woman of the Year winner.

Former Kentucky volleyball player Avery Skinner has been selected by the SEC as one of its two nominees for the 2020-21 NCAA Woman of the Year award. Former Kentucky swimmer Asia Seidt was the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year.

There are only 153 conference-level nominees that advanced into the next round of the nomination process, and Skinner joined that group Monday, as announced by the NCAA.

Skinner was part of Kentucky’s 2020-21 NCAA National Championship-winning team, going 24-1 overall and capturing the program’s fourth-straight SEC title.