Rogers State Softball graduate Katelyn Gamble has been announced as a conference honoree for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year award, announced the association on Monday.

Gamble was originally announced as one of 585 nominees out of over 200,000 female student-athletes for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year in late June. The former Hillcat has now advanced from the first nominee list to a group of 149 conference-level honorees.

Next, conference-level nominations will be forwarded to the NCAA Woman of the Year Selection Committee, which will choose the top 10 honorees in each of the three NCAA divisions. The NCAA will announce the Top 30 honorees on ncaa.org in early September.

From those 30 candidates, the selection committee then determines the three finalists in each division for a total of nine finalists.

Rooted in Title IX and directed by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics, the NCAA Woman of the Year program celebrates the accomplishments of female college athletes across all three NCAA divisions.

During her four years at Rogers State, Gamble made a lasting impact and was named the Claremore Leading Ladies Rising Star by the Claremore Chamber of Commerce and Claremore Main Street in October.

Gamble holds five NCAA-era season records and 13 NCAA-era career records for Rogers State. Recently graduating with a degree in Accounting, Gamble also served as a member of the President’s Leadership Class. Gamble was also very active in the community working with Volunteer for Youth and serving as a mentor for a middle school student in Claremore.

The Committee on Women’s Athletics will select the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year from the nine finalists. The 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year will be announced Sunday, Oct. 20, at an awards dinner in Indianapolis.