In a fantastic ending to an incredible career, Penn State’s four-time All-American Women’s Volleyball player Megan Hodge became the first Penn State athlete to win the Honda-Broderick Cup, sharing the award with Connecticut women’s basketball player Maya Moore.
From the Penn State press release:
June 21, 2010
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State women’s volleyball outside hitter Megan Hodge (Durham, N.C.) was named one of two winners of the Honda-Broderick Cup designating the top Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. Hodge shares the honor with University of Connecticut women’s basketball junior Maya Moore.
It is just the second time in the history of the Collegiate Women’s Sports Award that two female athletes have tied for the Honda-Broderick Cup. The pair was selected by a vote among 1,000 NCAA member schools and the Board of Directors of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Program.
“This year’s history-making tie for out top award is highly unusual,” said Judith R. Holland, co-founder and executive director of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards. “And while it is extremely rare for us to have a tie for Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year, in this case it is quite fortuitous, as we are delighted to be able to give the award to two such outstanding athletes and exemplary young women as Maya and Megan. They are both very worthy recipients and we are proud to have them join our legacy.”
“We are extremely proud of Megan for winning the Honda-Broderick Cup,” said Tim Curley, Penn State Director of Athletics. “We believe this award truly cements her as the top female athlete at Penn State and as one of the top female athletes in the country. She had a tremendous career at Penn State and we know she will continue to be successful as an alum both on and off the court.”
For the complete release from gopsusports.com, Click Here.
The Winner of the Honda-Broderick Cup (originally presented by the late Thomas Broderick, in 1977 — the Honda Corporation has presented the award since 1987 ) is determined by a vote of a national panel of more than 1000 collegiate athletic directors.
Below is a list of all the winners from Wikipedia (sorry, the links don’t work):