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Shannon Gilroy has been named a nominee for the Honda Sports Award

Thursday May 29, 2014Shannon Gilroy Named Honda Sports Award Nominee

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Shannon Gilroy has been named a nominee for the Honda Sports Award

Shannon Gilroy is a nominee for the Honda Sports Award for women’s lacrosse as announced by THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) today.


Gilroy, a 2014 Tewaaraton Finalist, led the nation in goals (86) this season. She also led Florida in points (106), assists (20), draw controls (82) and caused turnovers (24), while recording 24 ground balls. This season, Gilroy set or tied 13 program records and became the first Gator to score 100+ points in a single season.


The junior was named the 2014 ALC Midfield Player of the Year, ALC Tournament MVP and was an All-ALC First Team selection. She was also named an IWLCA First Team All-American, All-American and the Midfielder of the Year.


Gilroy joins former Gator Brittany Dashiell as Florida’s nominees for women’s lacrosse. Dashiell was nominated in 2012. The other nominees are Taylor Cummings from Maryland and Alyssa Murray and Kayla Treanor from Syracuse.


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 panel of coaches representing the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).


The Honda Sports award winner for lacrosse will be announced next week after voting by administrators from over 1,000 NCAA member schools. Each NCAA member institution has a vote.


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