THE CWSA's 2014 Honda Sports Award winner for cross country, Abbey D'Agostino (Topsfield, Mass.) of Dartmouth College, will be formally presented with the honor live at the college's spring awards banquet on May 19, as announced by THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda. Presenting the honor to Abbey will be American Honda representative Nate dos Santos, Honda District Sales Manager for VT, ME, and NH.
The Honda sport award signifies the best in any sport and the on-campus presentation gives the CWSA the opportunity to recognize D'Agostino in front of her own fans and teammates. She is now a finalist to be “the best of the best in collegiate athletics” as each of the 12 sport winners vie for the coveted Honda Cup. D'Agostino is invited to be a part of the live televised broadcast announcing the Honda Cup winner scheduled tentatively for June 30 in Los Angeles.
Named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Woman's National Cross Country Athlete of the Year, D'Agostino was a finalist the last two seasons for the Honda Award for Cross Country before capturing the title this fall. She was a perfect 6-for-6 in races during her fall season and was the first Ivy League student-athlete on either the men's or women's side to win the NCAA individual title. Overall, she is a seven-time national champion including track & field titles.
The CWSA presents the Honda Sports Award annually to top women student-athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports. The 2013-14 awards seasons open this fall with winners being selected from the sports of cross country, field hockey, soccer and volleyball. All Honda Sports award winners become a finalist for the prestigous 2014 Honda Cup award presented in June.
THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation’s top NCAA women athletes for 37 years, recognizing superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service. Since commencing its sponsorship in 1986, Honda has provided more than $2.8 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs at the institutions.