The Today's Top 10 Award is given each year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to honor ten former outstanding senior student-athletes.The award was previously known by three different names, each reflecting the number of recipients:
Below is a list of the recipients of the Today's Top 10 Award given each year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) since its inception in 1973. The names of these exceptional individuals are engraved in the Hall of Honor at the NCAA Hall of Champions on the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Recognition in the NCAA Hall of Honor ensures these athletes are remembered. They have reached the pinnacle of national athletic and academic success through their accomplishments. As of 2020, there are more than 480,000 NCAA student-athletes annually. This award recognizes the nation's best former student-athletes from every NCAA sport and division. Each year, the recipients are honored at the NCAA Convention.
Winter/spring sports considered include baseball, basketball, women's beach volleyball, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, rowing, skiing, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, men's volleyball, women's water polo and wrestling. Fall sports considered include cross country, field hockey, football, soccer, women's indoor volleyball and men's water polo.
This is a list of the recipients of the Today's Top 10 Award given each year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) since its inception in 1973. The names of these exceptional individuals are engraved in the Hall of Honor at the NCAA Hall of Champions on the NCAA Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Recognition in the NCAA Hall of Honor ensures these athletes are remembered. They have reached the pinnacle of national athletic and academic success through their accomplishments. As of 2020, there are more than 480,000 NCAA student-athletes annually. This award recognizes the nation's best former student-athletes from every NCAA sport and division. Each year, the recipients are honored at the NCAA Convention.
|Nia Akins||University of Pennsylvania||Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field|
|Bernardo Amaral Neves||Washington University in St. Louis||Tennis|
|Brittny Ellis||University of Miami||Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field|
|Alison Gibson||University of Texas at Austin||Swimming, Diving|
|Eoin Gronningsater||Duke University||Fencing|
|Deshawn Jones||Missouri University of Science and Technology||Football|
|Lily Justine||University of California, Los Angeles||Beach Volleyball|
|Kayla Leland||Whitworth University||Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field, Basketball|
|Asia Seidt||University of Kentucky||Swimming, Diving|
|Juah Toe||West Chester University of Pennsylvania||Rugby|
|Jimmy Bendeck||Baylor University||Tennis|
|Iman Blow||Columbia University||Fencing|
|Virginia Elena Carta||Duke University||Golf|
|Kaitlin Hatch||West Chester University of Pennsylvania||Field hockey|
|Kirby Hora||Augustana University||Football|
|Cassandra Laios||Case Western Reserve University||Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field|
|Hannah Orbach-Mandel||Kenyon College||Swimming|
|Kristin Quah||Vanderbilt University||Bowling|
|Anton Stephenson||University of Nebraska, Lincoln||Gymnastics|
|Virginia Thrasher||West Virginia University||Rifle|
|Ama Biney||Worcester Polytechnic Institute||Basketball, Softball|
|Andrea Bryson||St. Cloud State University||Swimming|
|Jevon Carter||West Virginia University||Basketball|
|Lucas Kaliszak||University of Alabama||Swimming|
|Alison Lindsay||Washington University in St. Louis||Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field|
|Alex McMurtry||University of Georgia||Gymnastics|
|Keturah Orji||University of Georgia||Track and field|
|Ben Reeves||Yale University||Lacrosse|
|Kyle Snyder||Ohio State University||Wrestling|
|Julia Wilson||Kenyon College||Swimming|
|Kasey Cooper||Auburn University||Softball|
|Marie Coors||Saint Leo University||Golf|
|Elizabeth Crist||Washington University in St. Louis||Soccer|
|Danielle Galyer||University of Kentucky||Swimming, Diving|
|Sarah Gibson||Texas A&M University, College Station||Swimming, Diving|
|Riley Hanson||Concordia University, St. Paul||Volleyball|
|Thai-Son Kwiatkowski||University of Virginia||Tennis|
|Amy Regan||Stevens Institute of Technology||Track and field|
|Deko Ricketts||Washington University in St. Louis||Track and field|
|Maggie Steffens||Stanford University||Water Polo|
|Logan Andryk||Milwaukee School of Engineering||Soccer|
|Elizabeth Aronoff||Emory University||Swimming, Diving|
|Kendall Coyne||Northeastern University||Ice hockey|
|Taylor Ellis-Watson||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville||Track and field|
|Nicole Hensley||Lindenwood University||Ice hockey|
|C.J. Krimbill||Case Western Reserve University||Tennis|
|Haylie McCleney||University of Alabama||Softball|
|Tiffany Mitchell||University of South Carolina, Columbia||Basketball|
|Dak Prescott||Mississippi State University||Football|
|Jason Vander Laan||Ferris State University||Football|
|Anastasia Bogdanovski||Johns Hopkins||Swimming, Diving|
|Matt Brown||Penn State||Wrestling|
|Lucy Cheadle||Washington (MO)||Cross-country, track and field|
|John Coleman||Clarkson||Baseball, basketball|
|Kristin Day||Clarion||Swimming, Diving|
|Ruben Gimenez||Bridgeport||Swimming, Diving|
|Kendra Harrison||Kentucky||Track and field|
|Colleen Quigley||Florida State||Cross-country, track and field|
|Zach Zenner||South Dakota State||Football|
|Lauren Battista||Bentley University||Basketball|
|Abbey D'Agostino||Dartmouth College||Cross Country, Track and field|
|Joe Fletcher||Loyola University||Lacrosse|
|Kristen Hixon||Grand Valley State University||Track and field|
|Gabe Ikard||University of Oklahoma||Football|
|Kim Jacob||University of Alabama||Gymnastics|
|Megan Light||Emory University||Softball|
|Nicole Michmerhuizen||Calvin College||Cross Country, Track and field|
|Mark Thomas||Livingstone College||Basketball|
|Shannon Vreeland||University of Georgia||Swimming|
|Brigetta Barrett||Arizona||Track and field|
|Amber Brooks||North Carolina||Soccer|
|Elena Delle Donne||Delaware||Basketball, volleyball|
|Ellie Duffy||Concordia (St. Paul)||Volleyball|
|Jocelyne Lamoureux||North Dakota||Ice hockey|
|Tim Nelson||Wisconsin–Stout||Cross-country, track and field|
|Kayla Shull||Clarion||Swimming, Diving|
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