Thursday, April 14, 2011
Today UConn 4-time All-American Maya Moore has won the 2011 Honda Sports Award in basketball, designating her as the nation’s top collegiate female athlete in the sport for the second straight year. The Honda Sports Award is given annually to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports, along with automatic eligibility to become a “Top Three’’ finalist for the Honda-Broderick Cup, which signifies the Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year. She edged fellow nominees Brittney Griner of Baylor, Amber Harris of Xavier and Nnemkadi Ogwumike of Stanford in voting done by 1,000 NCAA member schools. Moore and Harris are now teammates with the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. Moore is seeking to repeat as the Honda-Broderick Cup winner, which would make her just the second individual to twice be recognized as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. Former Florida swimmer Tracy Caulkins won the award in 1982 and 1984.