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Dec. 7, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. ââ’¬” South Carolina junior striker Savannah McCaskill has been nominated for the Honda Sport Award for women’s soccer, the Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) organization announced Wednesday afternoon. McCaskill joins West Virginia’s Kadeisha Buchanan, BYU’s Ashley Hatch and Florida State’s Cassie Miller as the contenders for the honor. Each player was chosen by a panel of coaches representing the NSCAA.

The Honda Sport Award has been presented annually by the CWSA to the top female athlete in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports. The women’s soccer representative will be revealed next week after voting by administrators from over 1,000 NCAA member schools. Each NCAA member institution has a vote.

Next week’s winner will become a finalist for the Collegiate Women Athlete of the Year Award. The recipient of the national honor will be presented with the Honda Cup during a live telecast on CBS Sports Network on Monday, June 26, 2017, in downtown Los Angeles.

McCaskill turned in a historic junior campaign in 2016, boasting the program’s single-season records for points (45) and goals (17). Her SEC-leading 10 game-winners, another program record, ranked second in Division I, and the league’s Offensive Player of the Year was also listed in the top 10 nationally in total goals and total points. McCaskill tallied five multi-goal matches, and her career-high 11 assists tied for the team lead and ranked fifth among SEC players.

Women’s Soccer Honda Sport Award Nominees
Kadeisha Buchanan, West Virginia
Ashley Hatch, BYU
Savannah McCaskill, South Carolina
Cassie Miller, Florida State