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Hasay Named Honda Award Finalist

The sophomore is one of four finalists.

Oregon Ducks

(EUGENE, Ore.) - Jordan Hasay has been named a finalist for the 2010 Honda Sports Award for cross country.

The sophomore from Arroyo Grande, Calif., who finished third at last week’s NCAA Championships, is one of four national finalists in the sport of cross country. The others are NCAA champion Shelia Reid of Villanova, Emily Infeld of Georgetown and Risper Kimaiy of Texas-El Paso.

Hasay won both the Pac-10 and NCAA West Regional title during a spectacular 2010 season.

She is just the fourth Duck to be nominated for the Honda cross country award, joining Kathy Hayes (1983), Annette Hand (1987) and Lisa Karnoop (1991).

Her third-place showing at the national championships was the best by a Duck since Karnoop was third in 1991.

American Honda will donate $1,000 to the University of Oregon’s women’s athletic fund for Hasay’s nomination. The winner’s program will receive $5,000.

This is the 25th year that Honda has sponsored the award, which recognizes excellence in women’s athletics.

Winners are selected in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports by voting among 1,000 NCAA member schools and the board of directors of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Program. Each woman is selected not only for her superior athletic skills, but also for her leadership abilities, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service.

At the end of the academic year, one deserving athlete will be chosen as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and receive the coveted Honda-Broderick Cup. Past winners of this prestigious award include Jackie Joyner, Mia Hamm and Maya Moore.

Honda has donated $2.3 million in institutional grants to universities over the course of the program.

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