Kopp & Robinson Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

DePauw's Sydney Kopp (left) and Ohio Wesleyan's Cirrus Robinson (right) have been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.

DePauw’s Sydney Kopp (remaining) and Ohio Wesleyan’s Cirrus Robinson (proper) have been nominated for the NCAA Lady of the Yr award.

2020 NCAA Lady of the Yr Nominees 

The North Coast Athletic Meeting (NCAC) is very pleased to announce that two of the female pupil-athletes nominated for the 2020 NCAA Lady of the Yr Award are current graduates from meeting educational facilities, such as DePauw women’s basketball senior Sydney Kopp (Burr Ridge, IL/Hinsdale South) and Ohio Wesleyan monitor & discipline senior Cirrus Robinson (Ashland, OH/Ashland)

A four-12 months member of the DePauw Women’s Basketball crew, Kopp garnered national notice this past time. She was the 1st DePauw player to receive Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and D3hoops.com All-America 1st-crew honors in the similar time. She was a two-time All-Terrific Lakes area assortment, as properly as getting named the 2019-20 Terrific Lakes Co-Participant of the Yr. Kopp was a a few-time All-NCAC 1st-crew member, earning 2019-20 NCAC Participant of the Yr honors. She was also the 2020 Josten’s Award winner, as properly as getting a D3hoops.com Crew of the Week honoree a few periods in her profession and tabbed the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Nationwide Participant of the Week once in her senior time.

In the course of Kopp’s actively playing profession, the Tigers had been crowned NCAC champions four periods, while also advancing to the NCAA Division III tournament each individual 12 months. Kopp finished her profession as the school’s solitary-recreation recordholder for factors (forty two) and a few-pointers produced (nine). She also stands as the Tigers’ all-time major scorer with 1,733 factors and set profession data for scoring typical (fourteen.seven), discipline targets produced (620), discipline targets attempted (1,453), a few-level discipline targets produced (240) and a few-level discipline targets attempted (644). Her 658 factors and 21.nine scoring typical in 2019-20 had been the two school data, as properly as her 230 discipline targets produced, 541 discipline targets attempted, and 217 a few-level discipline targets produced.

Kopp graduated this spring with a three.seventy seven quality-level typical, earning a degree in political science. She was named the 2020 College Sporting activities Info Directors of America (CoSIDA) Tutorial All-America® of the Yr for NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball and was a two-time member of the Tutorial All-District crew (2019 & ’20). She was named to DePauw’s Dean’s Listing in 7-of-8 semesters, as properly as getting a DePauw Honors Scholar. Kopp is also a two-time Chi Alpha Sigma Nationwide Scholar-Athlete and this spring attained Phi Beta Kappa induction. She departs DePauw as an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient.

Aside from success on the court docket and in the classroom, Kopp has volunteered for the final a few many years as a court docket appointed unique advocate in which she is assigned to guide a family with a court docket scenario involving kid support providers and the Department of Child Solutions. She has also volunteered with PeacePlayers International in Belfast, Northern Eire, wherever she instructed around one hundred fifty youth to use basketball to unite, educate and inspire young people to create a a lot more peaceful earth. At DePauw, she was actively associated in the University student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), paying out 2018-19 as the gatherings coordinator and 2019-20 as the SAAC president. She was also an govt board member for “Embrace Your Stripes”, an organization which focuses on pupil-athlete mental wellness. She also volunteered with Special Olympics and Crew Effects, while serving as a crew captain on the women’s basketball crew. 

Robinson, a four-12 months member and a few-12 months captain of the Ohio Wesleyan monitor & discipline crew, is a four-time NCAA Division III Winner and a six-time United States Track and Discipline & Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-American in the high bounce. Her four national titles are the most by any Bishop monitor & discipline woman in school record. In the course of her profession, she also captured nine NCAC event championships, such as six in the high bounce, two in the four hundred-meter dash and just one in the 200-meter dash. She owns the school and meeting data in the two the indoor (5’08.75”) and outdoor (5’08.00”) women’s high bounce gatherings.

In the classroom, Robinson was named a four-time USTFCCCA Tutorial All-America honoree, as properly as a 2020 CoSIDA Tutorial All-America second-crew assortment. She was a six-time member of the Ohio Wesleyan Dean’s Listing and was peer-nominated as chair of the OWU pupil board in 2019. Robinson was also the 2020 recipient of the Patricia G. Youthful Award for Management in Provider to Kids and Youth. 

Outside of her accomplishments at Ohio Wesleyan, Robinson has donated her time as a guide instructor and fundraising assistant with A Very good Start out Non-Profit: Summer time College for Underserved Households. In that purpose, she taught 10-15 college students in an 8-week literacy system, organized family literacy nights and assisted guide community dinners. She has also volunteered at the Community Solutions food pantry throughout summer months months to guide with school supply drives and assistance neighborhood shoppers in the food pantry.

In September, the Lady of the Yr assortment committee will name the Prime thirty honorees, which involve 10 women from each individual division. From the thirty honorees, the committee will then pick and announce nine finalists, a few from each individual division. The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will pick the 2020 NCAA Lady of the Yr from those finalists, saying the winner later on this fall.

The NCAA Lady of the Yr system has recognized graduating female pupil-athletes for excellence in teachers, athletics, community assistance and leadership considering the fact that its inception in 1991.