Awards

The Top 10 College Sports Programs (from a female athlete perspective)

If you’re getting ready to fill out your college applications, or are starting to look at schools and are still unsure which institution  is right for you, here’s a new list you might want to consider. CampusSplash crunched the numbers to figure out the 25 most athletic colleges in the United States. The site looked …

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Meet Paige McDuffee: 2011’s Ms. Softball USA

Pretty Tough interviews Paige McDuffee, the 2011 ESPN RISE Ms. Softball USA , the 2011 Gatorade Softball Player of the Year, and a 2011 Gatorade Athlete of the Year nominee. Pretty Awesome: Name: Paige McDuffee Sport: Softball Position: Pitcher High School: The Woodlands (Woodlands, Texas) Year: Junior 2010-11 Athletic Resume: • Compiling a 37-1 record, …

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[Video] Meet Morgan Brian: Gatorade’s 2011 Female Athlete of the Year

As a recently graduated high school senior, attacking center midfielder Morgan Brian already has career stats that any soccer pro would envy. This past spring season she led her high school, Fredericka Academy in St. Simons, Georgia, to a 17-2-1 record and a fourth straight Georgia Independent School Association Class AA state title. Her contribution …

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High school soccer player Morgan Brian is Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year

Now in its 26th year of honoring the nation’s elite high school athletes with the Gatorade Player of the Year award, The Gatorade Company presented the ninth annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year awards to the nation’s best overall male and female high school athletes this evening. In the female category, senior Morgan …

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Six exceptional girls vie for Gatorade Athlete of the Year honors

A dozen exceptional student-athletes — six girls and six boys — are contenders for the ninth annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Award. On July 12 in Los Angeles, one of each will be named prep sports’ Male and Female Athletes of the Year. FEMALE NOMINEES Volleyball: Krista Vansant of Redlands East Valley High …

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Capital One Cup updated standings

The Capital One Cup, which will reward Division 1 athletics across multiple men’s and women’s sports for their on-field performance, is heating up with the end of the school year approaching meaning that the competition is also in its final stage. Following a competitive fall and winter season that included eight different championships, there have …

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Maya Moore tops season ending award lists

2009 Wooden Award winner Maya Moore of UConn along with Stanford teammates Jeanette Pohlen and Nnemkadi Ogwumike and are among the five players picked to the John R. Wooden Award All-American women’s team. The  five women’s finalists are invited to Los Angeles for the April 8 announcement of the Wooden Award winners as college basketball’s …

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Lindsey Vonn, Rafa Nadel win 2011 Laureus Sports Awards

Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn and tennis player Rafael Nadal won this year’s individual Laureus Sports Awards, with Spain’s World Cup winners taking the team prize. Vonn, winner of the women’s downhill at the Vancouver Games and a third consecutive overall World Cup title, took the sportswoman’s award. High jumper Blanka Vlasic and tennis players …

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Marta wins fifth consecutive FIFA women’s world player of the year

The amazing Marta won her fifth consecutive FIFA player of the year award Monday, ahead of Germany’s Fatmire Bajramaj and Birgit Prinz. Hosted at the Zurich Kongresshaus, the evening’s FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala raised the curtain on the new decade in style. Attracting the cream of the soccer world, who had come to pay tribute …

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