Honda Cup Winner Kim Jacob To Be Honored At Alabama Football Game

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

THE CWSA's 2014 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year Kim Jacob of the University of Alabama will be formally presented with the prestigious Honda Cup award at the first timeout of the Alabama football game on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 5:00 pm (CT), as announced by THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda.

Jacob 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 with the Honda Sport Award for gymnastics, given the Top Three award and was presented with the prestigious Honda Cup, naming her “the best of the best in collegiate athletics”.

The on-campus presentation gives the CWSA the opportunity to recognize Jacob in front of her own fans and teammates and the awards will be presented on field by representatives of American Honda, Erik Weedin, Manager of Corporate Community Relations, and Jeff Tomko, President of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama.

Jacob won the 2014 NCAA All-Around title, the highest individual honor at the 2014 NCAA Gymnastics Championship and competed in 11 of 12 events at the national championships, most of any gymnast in the meet. She is an 11-time NCAA All-American, including four first-team honors in 2014, the most in the nation and earned first-team All-SEC this season.

In the classroom, her performance is just as impressive. The SEC Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year for a conference-record third year in a row, she was also most recently named the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America of the YearShe is a first-team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American and a two-time NCAA Elite 89 Award. She has received a 2014 SEC Postgraduate Scholarship and and NCAA postgraduate scholarship while being a finalist for the H. Boyd McWhorter SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. On campus she was inducted into the 26th order of XXXI, the University of Alabama elite women's leadership honorary and is a two-time Alabama Community Service award winner.

She is just the third Honda Cup winner from the sport of gymnastics since Courtney Kupets (University of Georgia) in 2009 and Missy Marlowe (University of Utah) in 1992.

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.