The Collegiate Women Sports Awards Presented by Honda Partners With PRO Sports Communications, Hires Hanna Sprague

The Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) Presented by Honda announced today the hiring of Hanna Sprague of PRO Sports Communications as the organization’s Social Media Specialist. PRO Sports Communications will become a partner of the CWSA effective immediately.

Sprague is a senior manager at PRO Sports Communications and was recently named “The Front Office Sports Rising 25, Class of 2017” by the Sports Business Review. Prior to joining PRO Sports Communications, she worked with the Detroit Tigers Foundation seasonal staff and got her start in collegiate athletics as an Athletic Communications Assistant at Michigan State University. She graduated from MSU with a B.A. in journalism.

"We are excited to welcome Hanna Sprague to elevate our social media exposure and engagement,” said CWSA Executive Director Chris Voelz. “Her energy and commitment will no doubt turn the dial. We likewise expect good things as we partner with PRO Sports Communications to enhance local and media attention of our deserving honorees and the CWSA in its 41st year.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate with an organization that has been recognizing and celebrating the achievements of female athletes for more than 40 years,” said Melinda Travis, CEO of PRO Sports Communications. “Building on CWSA’s rich history, we look forward to helping expand the organization’s digital footprint and grow its year-round presence.”

"With the growing necessity of social media, we are fortunate to have added Hanna to our talented and committed CWSA team,” stated Board of Directors Executive Committee Chair Jean Lenti Ponsetto. "In keeping with our goals for increased brand recognition of The Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda, we have partnered for the first time in our history with a communications firm, and look forward to working with CEO Melinda Travis and Hanna Sprague.”

PRO Sports Communications is a Los Angeles-based agency offering strategic communications, digital marketing and creative services to exceptional brands and athletes who are driving change, breaking barriers and making an impact. PRO provides the creative backbone for clients to tackle issues they believe in, increase their relevance and deepen engagement with the audiences who matter most. Founded in 2010, PRO has served a list of clients including USA Swimming, The National Volleyball League, Hope Solo, Team Novo Nordisk, World Bicycle Relief, Good Sports, Plus Red Elixir and the Calgary Flames, among others. For more information, please visit:

The Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation’s top NCAA women student-athletes for 41 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 $3.5 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs at the institutions. Previous Honda Cup winners include Missy Franklin, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Lisa Fernandez, Misty May-Treanor, Maya Moore, and Breanna Stewart.