Honda Award Winner Celine Boutier Honored At Duke Football Game

Courtesy of Duke Athletics
Courtesy of Duke Athletics

Celine Boutier of Duke University, THE CWSA's 2014 Honda Sport Award winner for Golf, was formally presented with the prestigious Honda Sport Award during the Duke football game on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 12:30 pm (ET), as announced by THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda.

Boutier 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 golfer 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 Boutier in front of her own fans and teammates. The award was presented on field by Darrell Byrd, Senior Manager of Business Administration at Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing.

Named the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) National Player of the Year after leading Duke to the national title, the WGCA first-team All-American registered a 71.50 stroke average, three victories, six top five finishes and seven top 10 placements on the year.

Boutier was the hottest golfer in the nation during the spring posting three wins and a 70.77 stroke average in seven tournaments. The ACC Player of the Year led Duke on the season with 20 rounds of even or under par, including seven rounds in the 60s.

She carded a 616-37 head-to-head record in the spring against the best teams in the nation and collected her first three collegiate victories at the Bryan National Collegiate, PING/ASU Invitational and the ACC Championship. Boutier finished runner-up at the NCAA Championship, marking the second straight top-four placement in the final tournament of the season.

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.