Nordqvist Nominated for Honda Sports Award
May 27, 2007
Tempe, Ariz. - Freshman Anna Nordqvist was nominated to receive the 2006-07 Honda Sports Award for golf. The Honda Sports Award is given annually to the top female collegiate athlete in her respective sport. Along with Nordqvist, other nominees include: Amanda Blumenherst (Duke), Christel Boeljon (Purdue), and Stacy Lewis (Arkansas).
Nordqvist capped off her amazing freshman campaign ranked second in the nation. She was also named NGCA Freshman of the year, Pac-10 Player of the Year and Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year. Nordqvist was named to both the NGCA All-America first team and the All Pac-10 first team. Nordqvist finished tied for second or higher in six of her 10 tournament appearances and was one of only two golfers in the nation to a record an under-par scoring average.
The winner of the Honda Sports Award for golf will become a candidate for the Honda-Broderick Cup awarded annually to the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. The award is voted on by NCAA senior women administrators.