Over the past couple weeks, we've looked back on the past year in Oregon athletics and, with your help, have picked the best game, the best play, the best coach and the best moment of the year.
Now, it's time to shift our focus to find out who was the best female athlete on campus this year. Here are the nominees. Be sure to vote at the end of the story for who you think should take home the Webfoot Award for Best Female Athlete.
Jenna Prandini - Track & Field
Jenna Prandini is one of the clear choices as a nominee for Best Female Athlete. This year, Prandini helped lead the Oregon women to their first outdoor track & field national title since 1985 with a victory in the 100 and a second-place finish in the 200, with the two races happening in less than an hour.
After helping her team to the national title, Prandini went on to set the school record in the 200 at the USATF Outdoor National Championships at Hayward Field. Her time of 22.20 seconds broke her own school record of 22.21 seconds, set at June's NCAA championships. Prandini became just the second collegiate woman in history to win a national title in the 200.
Cheridan Hawkins - Softball
Oregon softball returned to the Women's College World Series for a second straight year, in large part due to the brilliant pitching of Cheridan Hawkins.
This season, Hawkins appeared in 44 games (31 starts) and posted a record of 30-5 with a 1.64 ERA. She tossed 21 complete games, including her first ever perfect game in an 8-0 win over Washington. In 200.1 innings pitched, Hawkins struck out 282 batters while opponents hit just .142 off her.
Jillian Alleyne - Basketball
When you arrive at Jillian Alleyne's bio on GoDucks.com, you instantly notice all the awards and records she has earned during her time at Oregon. All-Pac-12, Pac-12 All-Defensive Team, Preseason Wooden Award Watch List, the awards go on and on. And the records are equally as impressive. Alleyne holds both conference and school single-season records for rebounds (519), double-doubles (29) as well as the Pac-12 and Oregon single-game record for rebounds in a game with 27.
This year with the Ducks, Alleyne started all 30 games, averaging 18.4 points, 15.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, leading Oregon in all three of those categories.
Alleyne's name has already been linked to the WNBA, where teams will be eager to utilize her size and athleticism at the next level.
Liz Brenner - All the Sports
Ok, maybe Liz Brenner doesn't play all the sports, but it seems like she's pretty damn close.
During her time at Oregon, Brenner played volleyball, basketball, track & field and softball, excelling in many of those areas. Brenner's basketball coach, Kelly Graves, called her one of the "greatest athletes in the history of the state."
If you had to pick her strongest sport, it was probably volleyball. Brenner finished her career at Oregon ranked second in points, third in kills and 10th in digs. This year with Oregon volleyball, Brenner started all 33 matches, racking up 349 kills and 389.5 points, both second on the team.
Brenner will be on campus for one final season, returning to the Oregon women's basketball team in 2015/16 for her final year of eligibility.