June 29, 2017
Sarah Thompson looks at her shot.

After finishing one of the greatest careers in Titan history, Detroit Mercy golfer Sarah Thompson was nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.

The NCAA Woman of the Year program honors the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of graduating female college athletes from all three divisions. To be eligible, a nominee must have competed and earned a varsity letter in an NCAA-sponsored sport, must have completed eligibility in her primary sport, and must have earned her undergraduate degree.

A record total of 544 women were nominated this year based on the four pillars of the Woman of the Year award: academics, athletics, service and leadership.

Thompson, who majored in Biology, concluded her terrific collegiate golf career this past season as she was named the Co-Horizon League Player of the Year and First Team All-Horizon League, just the second player in school history to earn the HL Player of the Year honor and the fourth to be selected All-Conference at least three times.

As a senior, she led the team and was third in the Horizon League with a career-best 77.0 average, fourth in school history. She also led the team in all nine tournaments she played in and posted eight top 20-finishes, five top-10 efforts and one victory.

She won her second career event shooting carding a career-low 220 (76-73-71) at the NKU Fall Classic.

She ended her career second in school history with a 77.77 average in 83 rounds of golf, including three of the six best single season averages with a 77.0 as a senior for fourth, 78.4 as a sophomore for fifth and 79.1 as a junior for sixth.

Thompson was the Detroit Mercy Co-President's Award winner at the annual athletic banquet, presented to the most outstanding male and female seniors who best typify the image of the complete student-athlete. She also earned the Academic Excellence Award, achieved by recording at least a 3.0 GPA for every semester that they have participated in college athletics, and was a four-year member of the Detroit Mercy Athletic Director's Honor Roll and three-time member of the Horizon League Fall and Spring Academic Honor Roll.