- The Big South’s Woman of the Year Selection Committee voted Cridland of Perth, Australia, and Van Noord of Hudsonville, Michigan, the co-honorees among the six candidates nominated for the award.
- The committee used criteria of service and leadership, academic achievement, athletics excellence and a personal statement from each candidate. As the Big South’s Woman of the Year, the two will be nominated as the conference’s candidates for the national NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Winthrop University, "Winthrop's Cridland Shares Big South Woman of the Year Honors" (2017). Winthrop News 2017. 132.