Alex McMurtry – Honda Sport Award Winner

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Alex McMurtry (UF) – Honda Sport Award Winner
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The Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) announced today that Junior Alex McMurtry from the University of Florida is the 2017 Honda Sport Award winner for Gymnastics.

This now makes McMurtry a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the 2017 Honda Cup.

Winners will be announced live on CBS Sports on Monday, June 26, 2017.

McMurtry told USA Gymnastics, “I feel truly honored to receive this award on behalf of my team and the University of Florida,” said McMurtry. “Thank you to all who helped make this possible with their support – my Gator teammates, coaches and the Florida fans.”

McMurtry’s NCAA career highlights, to date:

  1. 15 time All-American
  2. 24 event wins this season
  3. 48 wins in her 3 years at UF
  4. NCAA Elite 90 honoree*
  5. 4.0 GPA (Applied Physiology & Kinesiology- Exercise Physiology)

*The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 90 championships. – ncaa.org, 2017

The University of Florida has won 5 of the last 6 Honda Sports Awards; Alex McMurtry (2017), Bridget Sloan (2013 & 2016), and Kytra Hunter (2012 & 2015).

Source: usagym.org

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