Sara Daavettila from the College of North Carolina, Katarina Jokic of the College of Georgia, College of Virginia’s Emma Navarro and Estela Perez-Somarriba from the College of Miami are the 4 finalists for the Class of 2021 Honda Sport Award for Tennis as introduced by Chris Voelz, Government Director of THE Collegiate Girls Sports activities Awards (CWSA).
The Honda Sport Award has been introduced yearly by the CWSA for the previous 45 years to the highest girls athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports activities and signifies “the very best of the very best in collegiate athletics”. The winner of the game award turns into a finalist for the Collegiate Girl Athlete of the 12 months and the distinguished 2021 Honda Cup which might be introduced on a telecast on CBS Sports activities Community, on June 28, at 9 pm ET.
The tennis finalists have been chosen by a mix of NCAA Championship finishes and nationwide tennis rankings. The Honda Sport Award winner for Tennis might be introduced later this week after voting by directors from over 1,000 NCAA member colleges. Every NCAA member establishment has a vote.
Daavettila, a fifth-year senior from Williamson, Mich., was the highest seed getting into the 2021 NCAA Singles Championship and ranked as excessive as No. 1 within the ITA nationwide rankings. She is the 2021 ACC Participant of the 12 months and a seven-time ITA All-America choice. With a profession report of 149-35, she is at present second in program historical past with 149 profession singles victories. She was the 2019 ITA Fall Nationwide Championship singles titlist and a member of three ITA Nationwide Staff Indoor Championships.
A senior from Novi Grad, Bosnia, Jokic is a two-time Honda Award finalist and ranked as excessive as No. 1 within the ITA nationwide rankings for 2 weeks this season. She is the 2021 SEC Participant of the 12 months and solely the second Bulldog to be SEC Freshman of the 12 months and Participant of the 12 months of their profession. She entered the 2021 NCAA Champions as a No. 4 seed in single and a 5-8 see within the NCAA Doubles Match.
Named the 2021 ACC Freshman of the 12 months, Navarro entered the 2021 NCAA Singles Championship because the No. 3 seed and went on to seize the 2021 NCAA Singles Championship. The freshman from Charleston, S.C., started her profession by profitable her first 14 singles matches and ranked as excessive as No. 1 within the ITA nationwide rankings. She was a six-time ACC Freshman of the Week and a two-time ACC Participant of the Week.
Perez-Somarriba, a fifth-year senior from Madrid, Spain, was the Class of 2019 Honda Award winner for tennis and a two-time Honda Award finalist. She is a four-time first-team All-ACC honoree and superior to the 2021 NCAA Singles Championship title match ending runner-up after capturing the title in 2019. She ranked as excessive as No. 1 within the ITA nationwide rankings and is a four-time ITA All-American in singles.
The CWSA, celebrating its forty fifth anniversary 12 months, has honored the nation’s high NCAA girls athletes for his or her superior athletic abilities, management, educational excellence and eagerness to take part in neighborhood service. Since commencing its partnership in 1986, Honda has supplied greater than $3.4 million in institutional grants to the colleges of the award winners and nominees to assist girls’s athletics applications.