NCAA Names Supriya Davis '15 Finalist for Woman of the Year Award

Supriya Davis '15

The NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee named Supriya Davis '15 one of nine finalists for the Woman of the Year Award.

Davis, a former member of the Swarthmore women's swimming team, is one of three women from NCAA Division III named a finalist.

The Woman of the Year Award selection is based on excellence in academics, athletics, community service, and leadership.

Davis is a two-time All-American in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly and was undefeated in both events in dual meet and Centennial Conference swimming championship competition. Davis earned the Centennial Conference Most Outstanding Female Performer in 2012 and 2013 and was named to the All-Centennial Conference First Team a staggering 17 times. Davis captured the conference title and set program, conference, and championship marks in four consecutive years as a member of the 200-yard medley relay teams. She holds six individual school records and was also a member of four record-setting relay teams.

Davis, who majored in chemistry and computer science, also boasts a long list of academic accomplishments. She was named a Capital One Academic All-American in 2014 and made the organization's all-district first team in 2013, 2014, and 2015. A three-time member of the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team, she received additional recognition in 2015 when she was named the newspaper's female at-large performer of the year. She is also the recipient of a 2015 Fulbright Grant, which she is using to research and combat tuberculosis in New Delhi, India.

“I have always been curious about the world and have loved opportunities in school and camps to explore it through science,” Davis told NCAA.org. “In the end, though, I found that I was most passionate about medical sciences, and through volunteering in hospitals and interacting with patients, I knew I wanted to pursue medicine as a career.”

In addition, Davis has been involved with many service endeavors on and off campus, including teaching youth swim lessons, volunteering in a hospice and hospital emergency department, and serving as an academic tutor and chemistry mentor for Swarthmore students. She has also helped lead activities involving art and physical education with Children and Adults with Disabilities Educational Services.

Read profiles of Davis from NCAA.com and Swimming World