Bowdoin's Kerrigan Named DIII Honda Athlete of the Year For Basketball

Bowdoin's Kerrigan Named DIII Honda Athlete of the Year For Basketball

Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Kate Kerrigan, a senior guard from Bowdoin College, was named the DIII Honda Athlete of the Year nominee for Basketball as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.

Kerrigan is now designated one of 11 finalists for the prestigious DIII Honda Woman Athlete of the Year. The award will be voted on at the end of the academic year by national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools as part of THE CWSA program, now in its 42nd year.

Kerrigan, who hails from Wellesley Hills, Mass., was named the 2018 DIII Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) National Player of the Year after leading her team to the 2018 National Championship game. The Honda award nomination is the latest honor for the distinguished Bowdoin senior, who has also been named the NESCAC Player of the Year, NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, the NEWBA Player of the Year and the Northeast Region Player of the Year this season.

Kerrigan is the only player in Bowdoin women's basketball history to total more than 1,000 points, 600 rebounds, 300 assists and 200 steals in a career. This season, she averaged 10.6 points per game and also led the team in rebounds (7.0), assists (4.0) and steals (2.4).

All Honda Sports nominees from DIII and DII become a finalist for the prestigious 2018 Honda Woman Athlete of the Year in their respective divisions, presented in a live telecast on CBS Sports on June 27, 2018, in downtown Los Angeles. The Honda Sports nominees are recognized in 11 DIII and DII NCAA-sanctioned sports; cross country, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, and track & field.

THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation's top NCAA women athletes for 42 years, recognizing superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service.   Since commencing its sponsorship in 1986, Honda has provided more than $3.1 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women's athletics programs at the institutions.