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Danielle Galyer Named NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award Winner

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Danielle Galyer.

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 8, 2017)  Former Kentucky swimmer Danielle Galyer will be honored at the 2018 NCAA convention in Indianapolis next month. Galyer is one of 10 exceptional former student-athletes selected as a 2018 Today’s Top 10 Award winner.

Comprised of athletes who completed their athletics eligibility during the 2016-17 academic year, Today’s Top 10 recognizes student-athletes for their accomplishments in athletics, academics and service.

The 10 honorees are selected annually by the NCAA Honors Committee, which includes representatives from member schools and nationally distinguished former collegiate athletes.

Galyer, a four-year standout for the women's swimming and diving program, became Kentucky's first swimmer to win a national championship when she took the 200-yard backstroke crown at the 2016 NCAA Championships. A four-time First Team All-American, three-year All-Southeastern Conference selection and two-year member of the USA National Team, she finished fifth overall in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Having earned degrees in both psychology and political science, Galyer maintained a flawless 4.0 grade-point average in her time as a student-athlete at UK. The Greenville, South Carolina, native was selected Southeastern Conference (SEC) Scholar-Athlete of the Year for both her sophomore and junior campaigns and was awarded the NCAA Elite 90 Award in 2016 and 2017. Galyer also served as Kentucky's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president for two years and was a member of the SEC Community Service Team in 2016.

Galyer is currently in her first year of law school at the University of Florida on an NCAA postgraduate scholarship.

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