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Bridet Sloan is again a nominee for the Honda Award, She won the award in 2013.

Monday April 21, 2014Florida's Bridget Sloan is among final four for 2014 Honda Award

Gainesville, Fla.

Bridet Sloan is again a nominee for the Honda Award, She won the award in 2013.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida sophomore Bridget Sloan is again among the final four candidates for gymnastics’ Honda Award. Sloan was the Honda Award recipient in 2013. The Honda Sports Award is given annually to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports.

 

2014 Honda Award Nominees (Gymnastics)

Katherine Grable

Arkansas

Kim Jacob

Alabama

Bridget Sloan

Florida

Emily Wong

Nebraska

Sloan was spectacular in her second season with the Gators, leading the team with 33 event titles. Among those were 10 all-around wins, which includes topping all competitors in the NCAA Super Six team final for the second-straight season. Her total of 39.725 Saturday, which helped Florida win its second consecutive NCAA title, was the highest among the all-arounders in 2014 NCAA semifinal or Super Six competition.

 

Sloan also took the NCAA uneven bars title in Sunday’s individual event finals, bringing her career total of NCAA titles to three – a Florida record.

 

She won the Southeastern Conference all-around crown for the second straight year. Her total of 39.825 at Missouri shares the nation’s high with teammate Alaina Johnson and is the nation’s highest all-around total in road competition since 2003. Other Sloan highlights include:

 

·         First in nation to score 10.0 on floor exercise and balance beam. Each apparatus season-best is a 9.95 or above.

·         Leads Florida with 33 event titles (10 all-around, seven beam, vault, six bars, three floor)

·         National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) Southeast Region Gymnast of the Year

·         Only gymnast in 2014 to earn first-team NACGC regular-season All-America honors in every event

·         Added three All-America honors in NCAA Championships’ competition to bring career total to seven

 

The Honda Sports Award is presented annually by the CWSA to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA- sanctioned sports and signifies “the best of the best in collegiate athletics”. The winner of the sport award becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious 2014 Honda Cup. The nominees were chosen by a group of experts representing the United States Elite Coaches Association.

The CWSA presents the Honda Sports Award annually to top women student-athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports. Honda Sports award winners will be presented with the honor during on-campus presentations throughout the year and all Honda Sports award winners become a finalist for the prestigious 2014 Honda Cup award presented in June.

The Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation’s top NCAA women athletes for 37 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 $2.7 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs at the institutions.

 

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