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Cyclones Koll Finalist For National Award

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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.

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