NCAA DI Track & Field Finalists Named For 2022 Honda Cup
Teammates Anna Hall and Jasmine Moore from the University of Florida, Abby Steiner of the University of Kentucky and Camryn Rogers from the University of California, Berkeley are the four finalists for the Class of 2022 Honda Sport Award for Track & Field as announced by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) today.
The Honda Sport Award has been presented annually by the CWSA for the past 46 years 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 2022 Honda Cup which will be presented during the live telecast of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Presented by Honda on CBS Sports Network on June 27, at 9 ET (6 PT).
The track & field finalists were selected by a panel of coaches and experts from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Honda Sport award winner for track & field will be announced later this week after voting by administrators from over 1,000 NCAA member schools. Each NCAA member institution has a vote.
All four student-athletes are currently on the watch list for The Bowerman, awarded by the USTFCCCA each year to the nation’s best track & field athlete
Hall, a sophomore from Highlands Ranch, Colo., was the 2022 NCAA Outdoor National Champion in the heptathlon after just finishing runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles roughly 25 minutes earlier. She is a two-time USTFCCCA First Team All-American and is the American and collegiate record holder in 800 meters in a heptathlon event. Hall is also the No. 2 performer in collegiate history in the heptathlon and No. 4 in the pentathlon.
Moore swept the horizontal jump crowns at both the 2022 NCAA Outdoor & Indoor Championships, capturing four titles in a single season. The sophomore from Grand Prairie, Texas, also did the double-double at both SEC Championships. She was named the 2022 USTFCCCA Indoor National Women’s Field Athlete of the Year following a dream season that included breaking Keturah Ori’s collegiate record with her 14.57m (47-9¾) winner at the Indoor Championships.
Steiner, hailing from Dublin, Ohio, broke the 200-meter collegiate record in completing the indoor-outdoor sweep of the event at the NCAA Track & Field Championships. The Kentucky athlete stopped the clock at 21.80, which ranks her No. 8 in U.S. history and No. 21 in world history. Steiner also split 48.92 on the Wildcats’ 4×400 relay team to bring the team from fourth to first, a lead they would never relinquish. During the indoor season, Steiner set a collegiate record in the 200 meters and won the NCAA title in a meet-record effort, in addition to breaking a longstanding collegiate record in the 300 meters.
Rogers won her third consecutive NCAA title in the hammer with an extraordinary effort. A senior from Richmond, B.C., she broke her own collegiate and meet record with on her fifth throw, which sailed 77.67m (254-10). Rogers holds each of the top-10 marks in collegiate history, half of which were established at the 2022 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
The CWSA, entering its 46th year, has honored the nation’s top NCAA women athletes for their superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service. Since commencing its partnership in 1986, Honda has provided more than $3.4 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs.