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? 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.
Myers, a senior from Oxford, Ohio, 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.? 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 Womenˇ?s Swimmer of the Year.
2006-2007 Swimming & Diving Honda Sports Award Nominees:
Kara Lynn Joyce University of Georgia
Cassidy Krug Stanford University
Whitney Myers University of Arizona
Dana Vollmer University of California, Berkeley
In addition to the honor of this selection, American Honda will donate $1,000 to the womenˇ?s athletic fund of each nomineeˇ?s university. The winnerˇ?s program will receive $5,000.
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.