LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Honda Cup winner will be announced tonight during the live telecast of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards show presented by Honda on CBS Sports Network tonight at 8:00 p.m., at the USC Founders Club at Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Duke University golfer Celine Boutier is one of 12 Honda Sports Award winners vying to be named the Honda Cup winner and Collegiate Woman of the Year.
Along with Boutier, Abbey D’Agostino (Dartmouth), MarieElena Bolles (Connecticut), Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA), Krista Vansant (Washington), Felicia Lee (Stanford), Kim Jacob (Alabama), Breanna Stewart (Connecticut), Taylor Cummings (Maryland), Madison Shipman (Tennessee), Robin Anderson (UCLA) and Sharika Nelvis (Arkansas State) are the finalists.
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A native of Montrouge, France, Boutier registered a 71.50 stroke average, three victories, six top five finishes and seven top 10 placements on the year, while being named the WGCA National Player of the Year. Boutier played her best golf of the season in the spring notching a 70.77 stroke average, three wins and six top 20 finishes in seven events.
The All-America and ACC Player of the Year carded a 616-37 head-to-head record in the spring against the best teams in the nation. She collected her first three collegiate victories at the Bryan National Collegiate, PING/ASU Invitational and the ACC Championship. Boutier finished runner-up at the NCAA Championship, marking the second straight top-four placement in the final tournament of the season.
THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation’s top NCAA women athletes for 37 years, recognizing superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service. Since commencing its sponsorship in 1986, Honda has provided more than $2.8 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs at the institutions.
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