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OBU's Kori Bullard Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

 


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Ouachita Baptist University Athletic Department nominated two-sport athlete and two-time Academic All-American Kori Bullard (Hot Springs, Ark.) for the prestigious 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

During her time at Ouachita, Bullard excelled both on and off the court for the Tigers. The Natural State native graduated Summa Cum Laude Honors with a degree in Biology. Not only did she graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA but she was also hand selected to be the Senior Class Representative at Commencement. Bullard was a member of the Carl Goodson Honors Program, Tri Beta Biological Honor Society and the Alpha Chi National Honor Society. Upon graduation, Bullard plans to attend the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical School.

When Bullard was not in the classroom or on the hardwood, she was out serving her community in a variety of ways. The former Tiger participated in Tiger Serve Day, Senior Citizens Day and volunteered at the Humane Society. Bullard was also a Physics Peer Instructor during the fall of 2017.

Earlier this summer the Great American Conference announced the Bullard was the first female student-athlete, and just the second student-athlete ever to repeat as GAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Bullard was also named the GAC Crafton Tull Elite Scholar Athlete four times during her playing career at Ouachita.

Ouachita recognized the senior's accomplishments in the classroom by naming her the Ouachita Baptist Female Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second time in her career. Bullard also won the award after her junior season for the Tigers.

Bullard earned the respect of her peers by being named team captain of the volleyball team three times and the women's basketball team twice.

On the volleyball court, Bullard set the GAC and school records for career kills by a middle blocker with 1,124. The Lake Hamilton product also broke the school career record for total points with 1,379. In the summer of 2017, Bullard traveled to Brazil as a member of the USA DII National Volleyball Team.

Bullard finished her basketball career as one of 15 players in GAC history with at least 900 points and 500 rebounds.

The NCAA Woman of the Year program set a new record this year with 581 nominees from all three divisions. Bullard is one of 131 Division II nominees and is one of 109 two-sport athletes in the field. The four pillars of the award are based on academics, athletics, service and leadership.

The next phase of the award will be held at the conference level, with each conference choosing two nominees. The selection committee will then choose 10 nominees from each division for a total of 30. From the Top 30, the selection committee determines the top three honorees from each division and announces the nine finalists in September.

The winner of the award will be announced on Oct. 28 in Indianapolis.

For more news and the coverage of Bullard's Woman of the Year nomination, stay tuned to http://www.obutigers.com

 

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