Soccer’s Foster, Rifle’s Babic nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

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Mountaineer student-athletes Rylee Foster and Milica Babic have been named as nominees for the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year.

The NCAA Woman of the Year recognizes graduating female student-athletes after they have completed their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. Foster and Babic are of 605 nominees across the country for this year’s honor, including 259 from Division I.

Foster was a four-year starter for the West Virginia women’s soccer team under coach Nikki Izzo-Brown, notably anchoring the Mountaineers as a freshman in 2016 as they became national runners-up. She started all 84 matches in her career, including 7,670:10 minutes and 56 wins.

In her senior campaign, she donned the captain’s armband as the Mountaineers made their 20th straight NCAA Tournament appearance, reaching the third round.

Upon finishing her college career, the Cambridge, Ontario native signed a contract with Liverpool, the club she has supported since childhood.

Babic completed her decorated career with the WVU rifle team this past season and was named to the All-GARC Air Rifle and Combined Score First Teams and Smallbore Second Team. She finished second in air rifle at the 2019 GARC Championship.

Her score of 183.5 put her at fifth overall at the 2019 championships, and became the 11th Mountaineer to earn the GARC’s Outstanding Senior award that season.

Babic, who hails from Belgrade, Serbia, graduated from WVU in May with a degree in industrial engineering.

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