Rogers Named Honda Sport Award Finalist
BERKELEY – For just the third time in history, a California athlete has been named as one of four finalists for the Honda Sport Award for Track & Field, presented each year to the sport's top female athlete. Camryn Rogers, who recently claimed her third straight NCAA hammer title and broke the collegiate record for the fifth time in her career, is the lone thrower on the list, which also includes Anna Hall (Florida, heptathlon), Jasmine Moore (Florida, jumps) and Abby Steiner (Kentucky, sprints).
"This is a great honor for Camryn," said Assistant Coach Mohamad Saatara, who leads the throws. "It's a testament to her ability as a competitor at the highest levels of the sport."
Rogers joins Alysia Johnson (2008) and Chelsea Johnson (2006) as the only Golden Bears to ever be nominated for the track & field Honda Award; 19 total Cal athletes across 12 sports have been recognized since the 2000-01 season.
The winner of this year's award will be entered into a pool of finalists for the prestigious Honda Cup, which designates the top collegiate women's athlete of the year and will be awarded on June 27 on CBS Sports Network at 6:00 p.m. PT.
Although Rogers is done throwing the hammer for Cal, she will return to Eugene's Hayward Field in just one month's time as a representative of Team Canada in the IAAF World Championships. The women's hammer qualifying round will take place on July 15 at 12:05 p.m. PT, followed by the finals on July 17 at 11:35 a.m.
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