Honda Sports Award
The Honda Sports Award is an annual award in the United States, given to the best collegiate female athlete in each of twelve sports. There are four nominees for each sport, and the twelve winners of the Honda Award are automatically in the running for the Honda-Broderick Cup award, as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. Three other athletes are honored as the Division II Athlete of the Year, Division III Athlete of the Year, and Inspiration Award winner.
Winners are selected in each of the 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports by a panel of more than 1,000 NCAA administrators. Three other athletes are honored as the Division II Athlete of the Year, Division III Athlete of the Year, and Inspiration Award winner. Each woman is selected not only for her superior athletic skills, but also for her leadership abilities, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service.
At the end of the year, one deserving athlete will be chosen as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and receive the coveted Honda-Broderick Cup. Past winners of this prestigious award include Jackie Joyner and Mia Hamm.
Honda has donated more than $2 million in grants and scholarships to the universities over the course of the program.
2008-09 Winners and nominees
|Basketball||Renee Montgomery (Finalist for Honda-Broderick Cup)||Connecticut||Angel McCoughtry, Louisville; Maya Moore, Connecticut; Courtney Paris, Oklahoma|
|Cross Country||Sally Kipyego||Texas Tech||Tasmin Fanning, Virginia Tech; Brie Felnagle, North Carolina; Susan Kuijken, Florida State|
|Field Hockey||Susie Row||Maryland||Jen Long, Penn State; Laurie Pfeiffer, Iowa; Shannon Taylor, Syracuse|
|Golf||Maria Hernandez||Purdue||Carlota Ciganda, Arizona State, Jennifer Song, USC, Lizette Salas, USC|
|Gymnastics||Courtney Kupets (Honda-Broderick Cup Winner)||Georgia||Kristina Baskett, Utah; Ashleigh Clare-Kearny, LSU; Jessica Lopez, Denver|
|Lacrosse||Hannah Nielsen||Northwestern||Jillian Byers, Notre Dame, Amber Falcone, North Carolina, Caitlyn McFadden, Maryland|
|Soccer||Casey Nogueira||North Carolina||Kerri Hanks, Notre Dame; Brittany Bock, Notre Dame; Christina DiMartino, UCLA|
|Softball||Danielle Lawrie ((Finalist for Honda-Broderick Cup))||Washington||Kaitlin Cochran, Arizona State; Stacey Nelson, Florida; Tammy Williams, Northwestern|
|Swimming & Diving||Dana Vollmer||California||Julia Smit, Stanford; Rebecca Soni, USC; Gemma Spofforth, Florida|
|Tennis||Mallory Cecil||Duke||Aurelija Miseviciute, Arkansas; Maria Mosolova, Northwestern; Laura Vallverdu, Miami|
|Track & Field||Jennifer Simpson ((Finalist for Honda-Broderick Cup))||Colorado||Sarah Bowman, Tennessee; Tiffany Ofili, Michigan; Blessing Okagbare, Texas|
|Volleyball||Nicole Fawcett ((Finalist for Honda-Broderick Cup))||Penn State||Christa Harmotto, Penn State; Destinee Hooker, Texas; Foluke Akinradewo, Stanford|
2009-10 Winners and nominees
|Basketball||Maya Moore||Connecticut||Tina Charles, Connecticut; Kelsey Griffin, Nebraska; Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford|
|Cross Country||Angela Bizzarri||Illinois||Susan Kuijken, Florida State; Kendra Schaaf, University of Washington; Catherine White, University of Virginia|
|Field Hockey||Katie O' Donnell||Maryland||Katie Reinprecht, Princeton University; LPaige Selenski, University of Virginia; Loren Sherer, University of Connecticut|
|Golf||Caroline Hedwall||Oklahoma State||Cydney Clayton, Auburn University; Jennifer Johnson, Arizona State University; Jennifer Song, University of Southern California|
|Gymnastics||Susan Jackson||LSU||Carly Janiga, Stanford University; Brandi Personett, Penn State University; Sarah Shire, University of Missouri|
|Lacrosse||Caitlyn McFadden||Maryland||Katrina Dowd, Northwestern University; Brittany Kalkstein, University of Virginia; Jenn Russell, University of North Carolina|
|Soccer||Whitney Engen||North Carolina||Tobin Heath, University of North Carolina; Lauren Cheney, UCLA; Kelley O'Hara, Stanford University|
|Softball||Danielle Lawrie||Washington||Chelsea Bramlett, Mississippi State University; Megan Langenfeld, University of California, Los Angeles; Jen Yee, Georgia Tech|
|Swimming & Diving||Julia Smit||Stanford||Elaine Breeden, Stanford University; Allison Schmitt, University of Georgia; Gemma Spofforth, University of Florida|
|Tennis||Laura Vallverdu||Miami||Irina Falconi, Georgia Tech; Chelsey Gullickson, University of Georgia; Jana Juricova, University of California, Berkeley|
|Track & Field||Lisa Koll||Iowa State||Queen Harrison, Virginia Tech University; Mariam Kevkhishvili, University of Florida; Blessing Okagbare, University of Texas at El Paso|
|Volleyball||Megan Hodge||Penn State||Alisha Glass, Penn State University; Hana Cutura, University of California, Berkeley; Destinee Hooker, University of Texas|
- Honda Award official website