Friday, April 04, 2014

2014 Honda Sports Award (WCBB) nominees

Today UConn All-American So. F Breanna Stewart was named one of 5 nominees for the Honda Sports Award for basketball as announced by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA). The other nominees are Sr. G Kayla McBride from Notre Dame, Sr. F Chiney Ogwumike from Stanford, Sr. G Odyssey Sims from Baylor, and Sr. F Alyssa Thomas from Maryland. The Honda Sports Award is presented annually by the CWSA to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA- sanctioned sports and signifies "the best of the best in collegiate athletics". The winner of the sport award becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious 2014 Honda Cup. The nominees were chosen by a panel of coaches representing the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The Honda Sports award winner for basketball will be announced next week after voting by administrators from over 1,000 NCAA member schools. Each NCAA member institution has a vote. The CWSA presents the Honda Sports Award annually to top women student-athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports. In December, UConn's Marie Elena Bolles earned the honor in field hockey after leading the Huskies to the 2013 National Championship and earning National Player of the Year recognition. Honda Sports award winners will be presented with the honor during on-campus presentations throughout the year and all Honda Sports award winners become a finalist for the prestigious 2014 Honda Cup award presented in June.

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