Honda Sports Award

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Not to be confused with Honda Player of the Year.

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[edit]


Sport Winner College Finalists
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[edit]


Sport Winner College Finalists
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

2012–13 Winners and nominees[edit]


Sport Winner College Finalists
Cross Country Betsy Saina Iowa State
Field Hockey Katie Reinprecht Princeton University
Soccer Crystal Dunn University of North Carolina
Volleyball Alaina Bergsma Oregon
Swimming and Diving Allison Schmitt University of Georgia
Basketball Elena Delle Donne University of Delaware
Gymnastics Bridget Sloan University of Florida
Golf Annie Park USC
Lacrosse Kara Cannizzaro University of North Carolina
Tennis Nicole Gibbs Stanford University
Softball Keilani Ricketts University of Oklahoma
Track and Field Kimberlyn Duncan Louisiana State University
Division II Athlete of the Year Kari Daugherty Ashland University
Division III Athlete of the Year Allyson Fournier Tufts University
Inspiration Award Andrea “Drey” Mingo
Honda Cup Keilani Ricketts University of Oklahoma Elena Delle Donne, University of Delaware; Kimberlyn Duncan, LSU

2013–14 Winners and nominees[edit]


Sport Winner College Finalists
Soccer Abby Dahlkemper UCLA
Tennis Robin Anderson UCLA
Basketball Breanna Stewart Connecticut
Cross country Abbey D'Agostino Dartmouth
Field hockey Marie Elena Bolles Connecticut
Swimming and diving Felicia Lee Stanford
Lacrosse Taylor Cummings Maryland
Golf Céline Boutier Duke
Softball Madison Shipman Tennessee
Track and field Sharika Nelvis Arkansas State
Volleyball Krista Vansant Washington
Inspiration Award Arin Gilliland Kentucky
Honda Cup Kim Jacobs Alabama Breanna Stewart, basketball, UConn; Abbey D'Agostino, cross country, Dartmouth.

2014–15 Winners and nominees[edit]


Sport Winner College Finalists
Soccer Sam Mewis UCLA
Cross country Kate Avery Iona
Field hockey Paula Heuser Albany
Gymnastics Kytra Hunter Florida
Softball Lauren Haegar Florida

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Winners and Nominees by Sport". The Collegiate Women Sports Awards Program. Retrieved 8 May 2014. 

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