Lena Dimmer nominated for 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award

Lena Dimmer nominated for 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — NYIT women's tennis standout Lena Dimmer is a nominee for the 2018 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

For 28 years, the program has honored the academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership of outstanding female college athletes.

Rooted in Title IX and directed by the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics, the NCAA Woman of the Year program celebrates the accomplishments of female college athletes across all three NCAA divisions. In 2018, more than 200,000 women are playing college sports.

The NCAA received a program record of 581 nominations for this prestigious award.

Dimmer recently was named a first-team Academic All-American.

She graduated from NYIT in May with a bachelor's degree in business administration and finance. A native of Luxembourg, she will remain in the area and work as a financial analyst for Millennium Management LLC, a Manhattan-based hedge fund.

Dimmer finished her two-year NYIT career with a perfect 4.0 GPA after beginning her studies at California University of Pennsylvania.

The two-time East Coast Conference Player of the Year, Dimmer won the ITA East Region singles and doubles titles last September. She then teamed with Alessia Rossetti to come within one win of a Division II national doubles title at the ITA Oracle Cup in Rome, Ga.