Angela Mercurio

Angela Mercurio lands on the sand during the intrasquad meet on Dec. 9, 2017, at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Former Nebraska track and field star Angela Mercurio was named the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year on Sunday. 

Mercurio is the second Husker to receive the award since it was first handed out in 1991. The first Husker to win the award was former volleyball star Billie Winsett-Fletcher in 1996. The award recognizes the nation's top senior female student-athlete who has excelled in the award's four pillars: academics, athletics, service and leadership.

Mercurio graduated from Nebraska this past May with a 3.99 GPA and double majored in biochemistry and women's and gender studies. She received both an NCAA and Big Ten postgraduate scholarship. She was also named Academic All-Big Ten four times throughout her Nebraska career.

Mercurio was a four year letterwinner and a three-time All-American in track and field. She was also a conference champion in the triple jump in 2019.