Collegiate Women Sports Awards Announces in New York City that Basketball Player from University of Connecticut, Maya Moore, Makes History by Winning the Honda-Broderick Cup Two Years in a Row
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Moore is one of only two players to earn AP First Team All-America status in each of her four years in college. She is the winner of the 2010-11 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for women’s basketball, was honored as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NCAA Tournament and voted Most Outstanding Player of the Philadelphia Regional (2011), the Dayton Regional (2010) and the Trenton Regional (2009). She was also named BIG EAST Player of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2011 and the 2009 and 2011 BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player. Moore finished her college career with 50 double-doubles and registered double-figure points in an NCAA record 149 games.
A student athlete whose academic prowess matches her outstanding achievement on the basketball court, Moore holds a 3.669 GPA in sports media and promotion. She is the winner of the NCAA Elite 88 Award for achieving the highest GPA of all student-athletes competing in the Final Four.
And the runners up are...
In addition to the “Top Three,” other 2011 individual Honda Sports Award winners include: University of Florida’s Kelsey Bruder (softball), Notre Dame’s Melissa Henderson (soccer), the University of Alabama’s Kayla Hoffman (gymnastics), the University of Southern California’s Katinka Hosszu (swimming & diving), University of California, Berkeley’s Jana Juricova (tennis), the University of Maryland’s Katie O’Donnell (field hockey), Northwestern University’s Shannon Smith (lacrosse)and the University of Georgia’s Marta Silva Zamora (golf).
The New York awards ceremony was hosted by ESPN SportsCenter’s Sage Steele and was also attended by former Columbia University swimmer Cristina Teuscher, winner of the 2000 Honda-Broderick Cup and Olympic Gold Medalist.
Article compliments of Business Wire.