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20070314 Whitney Myers Named Honda Award Finalist(1)
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 03/14/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><FONT face=ti><SPAN style="COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: 'Arial Narrow'"></SPAN><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></FONT></P><o:p><FONT face=ti> <P></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">The Collegiate Women Sports Awards has announced that UA swimmer Whitney Myers is a finalist for the 2006-2007 Swimming and Diving Honda Sports Award for the second year in<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>a row, to determine the top female collegiate athlete in that sport. The winner after nationwide balloting will become a nominee for The Honda-Broderick Cup awarded annually to the nation's outstanding collegiate woman athlete of the year.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"></SPAN> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> Myers, a senior from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Oxford</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ohio</st1:State></st1:place>, was an individual champion in the 200 IM at the NCAA Championships last week, while finishing second in the 200 fly and contributing to two second-place relay teams.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Myers also posted six first team All-American honors at the meet, for a total of 25 that have been accumulated throughout her four years as a Wildcat. Myers was nominated for Homecoming Queen in the fall of 2006, and was also named the 2006 Pac-10 Women&rsquo;s Swimmer of the Year.<B><U><o:p></o:p></U></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: center; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto" align=center><U><SPAN style="COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">2006-2007 Swimming &amp; Diving Honda Sports Award Nominees:<BR></SPAN></U><SPAN style="COLOR: black; mso-bidi-font-weight: bold">Kara Lynn Joyce University of Georgia<BR>Cassidy Krug Stanford University<BR><B>Whitney Myers University of Arizona</B> <BR> Dana Vollmer University of California, Berkeley<o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"></SPAN> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="COLOR: black">In addition to the honor of this selection, American Honda will donate $1,000 to the women&rsquo;s athletic fund of each nominee&rsquo;s university. The winner&rsquo;s program will receive $5,000.<B><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"> <SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><SPAN style="COLOR: black"><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1"> </SPAN>The ballot will be sent to all NCAA senior women administrators this week with the winner to be announced at the end of the month. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><o:p> </o:p></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-INDENT: 0.5in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"> </FONT></o:p></P>
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