COLLEGE WOMEN: North Carolina's Reddick wins Honda Award

North Carolina defender Catherine Reddick, who missed the first half of her senior season while starting on the U.S. backline during the Women's World Cup, was announced Monday as winner of the Honda Award for women's soccer.

Reddick, a three-time All-American from Birmingham, Ala., anchored the Tar Heels' backline through six NCAA tournament shutouts and was selected the College Cup's Defensive MVP after Carolina dominated UCLA and Connecticut at the final four to win its 18th national championship.

She also was the College Cup Defensive MVP in 2000, her freshman year, when North Carolina won its 17th title.

Teammate Lindsay Tarpley, Penn State midfielder Joanna Lohman and UCLA defender Nandi Pryce also were finalists for the Honda Award. Tarpley, a forward and midfielder, is a sophomore; Lohman and Pryce are seniors.

Reddick, who has 42 caps with the women's national team, becomes one of 12 finalists for the Honda-Broderick Cup, awarded annually to the NCAA's top female athlete. Honda Awards also are given in cross country, field hockey, volleyball, swimming and diving, basketball, gymnastics, golf, tennis, softball, lacrosse and track and field.

The Honda-Broderick Cup winner will be announced in June.

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