Wildcat Cross Country Runner Nominated for 2001 Honda Sports Award

Nov. 28, 2001

The Honda Awards Program announced that senior Tara Chaplin has been nominated for the 2001 Honda Sports Award for cross country. Along with Chaplin, Lauren Fleshman of Stanford, Renee Metivier of Georgia Tech and Kristin Price of North Carolina State were also nominated. The winner will be announced on Dec.3.

Chaplin has been reeling in the awards since winning the NCAA cross country title earlier this month. She was named NCAA West Region Athlete of the Year by the region's coaches, which qualified her for the NCAA Athlete of the Year award. She also earned first team Pac-10 all-academic honors.

The winner of the cross country Honda Sports Award will become a nominee for the Honda-Broderick Cup, which will be awarded on June 17, 2002. This award is given to the nation's outstanding collegiate woman athlete of the year.

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