BUCKHANNON -- The NCAA social media launched their fourth annual Elite 90 Fan Favorite Contest and they announced their semi-finalists on Monday.
West Virginia Wesleyan softball player Taylor Barnett was one of 30 student-athletes to move on to the next round.
The top 10 vote-getters will advance to the finals.
The goal of this two-week initiative is to celebrate the student-athletes that have achieved both in the classroom and in their sport. The Elite 90 Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 90 championships.
Fan can vote once per day per computer and no registration is necessary.
The deadline to vote for the semi-finals is Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Semifinals: July 17 at 10 am ET to July 18 at 8 pm ET (top 10 vote-getters advance and vote totals are reset)
Finals: July 19 at 10 am ET to July 20 at 8 pm ET
The finalist with the highest vote total in the final round will be named the winner and will be celebrated from NCAA social media accounts on July 21.
2014: Courtney Albritton, Valdosta State softball
2015: Carrington Motley, MIT men's outdoor track and field
2016: Kasey Cooper, Auburn softball