Honda Award Winner Krista Vansant To Be Honored At UW Football Game

Photo by Robert Beck/CWSA
Photo by Robert Beck/CWSA

Krista Vansant of the University of Washington, THE CWSA's 2014 Honda Sport Award winner for Volleyball, will be formally presented with the prestigious Honda Sport Award during the Washington football game on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 1:00 pm (PT), as announced by THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda.

Vansant was in attendance in Los Angeles on June 30th for the CBS Sports Network broadcast of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda where she was recognized as the best volleyball player in the nation. At the televised event she was in the running to be “the best of the best in collegiate athletics” as each of the 12 sport winners vied for the coveted Honda Cup.

The Honda sport award signifies the best in any sport and the on-campus presentation gives the CWSA the opportunity to recognize Vansant in front of her own fans and teammates. The award will be presented on field by Melissa Piper, District Sales Manager, District 2A – Seattle Metro and Alaska of American Honda.

Named the 2013 AVCA National Player of the Year, Vansant also earned a nod on the AVCA All-America first-team. The junior outside hitter from Redlands, Calif., was named the 2013 Pac-12 Player of the Year while leading the Huskies to their first Final Four since 2006. Washington finished the season with a 30-3 record, winning the Pac-12 Conference for the first time since 2005 with an 18-2 league record.

Vansant finished the season with 511 kills, fifth-most in single season school history, and most in the 25-point scoring era. She averaged 4.41 per set while hitting .320. She had career-highs with 33 aces and averaged 0.70 blocks and a career-best 2.82 digs per set. Vansant climbed up to fifth in career kills at Washington this season, now with 1,328.

The CWSA presents the Honda Sports Award annually to top women student-athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports. The 2015 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 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.