Capping off her outstanding four-year career, a star Daemen student-athlete was recognized with one
of the NCAA’s most prestigious awards. Katie Titus, former women’s basketball star from the Class of 2022, was named among the Top 30 honorees for NCAA’s Woman of the Year award.

Established in 1991, the award recognizes female student-athletes who have completed their undergraduate studies and distinguished themselves in their community, in athletics, and in academics throughout their college careers.

The Top 30 honorees include 10 individuals from each of the three NCAA divisions, representing 14 sports and a variety of academic majors.

“On behalf of the entire Daemen family, I would like to congratulate Katie on this monumental achievement,” said President Gary Olson. “She truly epitomizes what it means to be a DII student-athlete and excel at ‘life in the balance.’ We could not be more proud of her.”

Titus, who lives in Penfield, NY, has racked up numerous awards and accolades during her time on Main Street. A four-year starter on the hard court, she was named the East Coast Conference (ECC) and East Region Player of the Year last season. As team captain, she led the Wildcats to ECC regular season and tournament championships, as well as the program’s second straight run to the “Sweet 16” of NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship.

The academic honors were numerous as well for Titus, who graduated from Daemen’s Childhood/Special Education program last spring with a 3.90 cumulative grade-point-average.

“I can’t think of another student-athlete more deserving of this honor,” said Traci Murphy, director of athletics at Daemen. “Katie’s dedication to excellence and service on and off the court will certainly serve as an example for current and future Daemen student-athletes.”