Hodge Honored as Best Female Athlete in NCAA
Tally up another one! Megan Hodge added another trophy to her mile-long showcase with the Honda-Broderick Cup, presented annually to the best woman in collegiate athletics. Hodge will be the sharing the award with University of Connecticut basketball standout Maya Moore, who has dominated the hardwood with 3 All-American selections in her first three years. It is only the second tie in the cup’s 34-year history.
In no way is it a downgrade to share this accolade. It’s actually fitting, since both girls have led their teams to undefeated seasons and consecutive national championships throughout their careers. 2010 marked Hodge’s third-straight NCAA championship in the blue and white, while Moore garnered her second title and looks to add a third in her senior year.
The Honda-Broderick Cup one of the most respected awards for female athletes, recognizing contributions to the team, community, and university. Hodge proved she qualifies in those categories with her multiple academic All-American honors, and also the academic All-American of the year for volleyball. Hodge concluded her stay at Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in Business.
“I think it’s a great honor for Megan, Penn State and the sport of collegiate volleyball,” head coach Russ Rose told GOPSUSports.com. “It’s an individual award that is shared by all her teammates and fans. She came to Penn State with great skills and athletic ability and was able to polish those skills and have a career anyone would be envious of.”