Cyclones Koll Finalist For National Award - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Cyclones Koll Finalist For National Award


The Collegiate Women's Sports Awards today announced the "Top Three" finalists for the prestigious Honda-Broderick Cup, its annual top honor designating the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. This year's finalists are, in alphabetical order: Megan Hodge, Penn State University (volleyball), Lisa Koll, Iowa State University (track & field) and Maya Moore, University of Connecticut (basketball).

Koll capped her college career as the track collegiate record holder in 10,000 meters and sixth-fastest American woman ever with time of 31:18.07. The Fort Dodge, Iowa native is a four-time NCAA champion, recently finishing first in the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter races at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She is an eleven-time All-American, as well as a nine-time Big 12 Conference champion. She was named the 2010 Outdoor Big 12 Female Performer of the Year after winning the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter in Columbia, Missouri, becoming the only woman to win four consecutive Big 12 titles in the same event (10,000-meter). Lisa graduated Summa Cum Laude in just three years from Iowa State, with a 3.98 GPA in biology. The three-time academic All-American was also honored as the 2009 CoSIDA All Sports Academic All-American. The seven-time Big 12 first-team All-Academic selection is currently in her second year of Veterinary Medicine school at ISU and plans to start on her professional track career, beginning with the USA Championships.

Powered by Frankly