The 2014 Honda Sports Award winner for lacrosse, Taylor Cummings (Ellicott City, Md.) of the University of Maryland will be formally presented with the honor at halftime of the Maryland men’s basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 9:00 pm (ET), as announced by THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda.
Cummings was the 2014 Tewaaraton Award winner and a two-time IWLCA first-team All-American. She was the first female sophomore to ever win the Tewaaraton. A product of Ellicott City, Md., she helped Maryland earn a national championship and led the Terrapins in goals scored (63), draw controls (128), ground balls (37) and caused turnovers (30).
A U.S. Women’s National Team member, she earned All-ACC honors for a second time and was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team after Maryland captured its sixth consecutive conference title. Additionally, she was named the NCAA Championship Most Valuable Player after her performance in the final four.
The CWSA presents the Honda Sports Award annually to top women student-athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports. Honda Sports award winners will be presented with the honor during on-campus presentations throughout the year and all Honda Sports award winners become a finalist for the prestigious 2015 Honda Cup award presented in June.
THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation’s top NCAA women athletes for 38 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.