The Collegiate Women Sports Award
On June 24, Honda presented the Collegiate Women Sports Awards at the Galen Center in downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony honored female collegiate athletes for their achievements in sports, academics and the community during the 2012-2013 school year.
The Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda has a 27-year history of encouraging athletes to reach their goals and rewarding them for achieving success. Since 1986, Honda has provided more than $2.7 million in grants to the universities of award winners and nominees—grants designed to benefit women athletic scholarships.
This year, Keilani Ricketts from the University of Oklahoma, who uniquely dominated collegiate softball with her pitching and hitting, received the Honda Cup and was named the 2013 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.
Previous recipients of the Honda Cup include Ann Meyers Drysdale, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mia Hamm, Lisa Fernandez, Misty May-Treanor, Courtney Kupets, Maya Moore, Brittney Griner, and Candace Parker.
The Honda Sports awards are given throughout the school year. Here’s a list of the 2012-2013 award recipients:
CROSS COUNTRY – Betsy Saina, Iowa State
FIELD HOCKEY – Katie Reinprecht, Princeton University
SOCCER – Crystal Dunn, University of North Carolina
VOLLEYBALL – Alaina Bergsma, Oregon
SWIMMING & 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 & FIELD – Kimberlyn Duncan, Louisiana State University
DIVISION II ATHLETE OF YEAR – Kari Daugherty, Ashland University
DIVISION III ATHLETE OF YEAR – Allyson Fournier, Tufts University
INSPIRATION AWARD – Andrea “Drey” Mingo
HONDA CUP – Keilani Ricketts, University of Oklahoma
To learn more about the athletes, the ceremony and the celebration, take a look at these highlights from the 2011-2012 Collegiate Women Sports Awards.