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Tipton graduate nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Tipton graduate nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

June 22nd, 2012 in News

In this file photo from February 2011, Westminster College guard Rachel Backes dribbles around a Principia College defender during a Lady Blue Jays' victory at Elsah, Ill. (David Klaffenbach/Contributed photo)

Recent Westminster College graduate Rachel Backes has been selected as a NCAA Woman of the Year nominee by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.

Backes, a Tipton High School graduate, was a four-year letter-winner on the Blue Jays' basketball team. She was part of teams that compiled a school-record 67 victories.