BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M’s monitor & subject dynamic duo Tyra Gittens and Athing Mu are two of 4 finalists for the 2021 Honda Sport Award for Monitor & Subject, introduced by The Collegiate Girls Sports activities Awards (CWSA).
The Aggie duo not too long ago had been named the USTFCCCA Nationwide Athletes of the Yr, Gittens the Subject Athlete of the Yr and Mu the Monitor Athlete of the Yr. Each are presently on The Bowerman Watch Checklist.
Gittens, the nation’s high multi-athlete, had a historic 2021 season ending as a three-time NCAA Champion profitable the indoor excessive bounce and pentathlon titles, in addition to the outside heptathlon championship. She earned six First Staff All-America honors. Gittens scored a complete of fifty factors, 26 indoors and 24 open air, in NCAA Championships motion. Her 26-point efficiency on the NCAA Indoor Championships was the third most factors scored by a person feminine at an NCAA indoor meet, whereas her 24-point efficiency final week was essentially the most factors scored by a person feminine at an NCAA outside meet solely in subject occasions.
In Southeastern Convention championship motion, Gittens gained three titles, one second place end, a fourth and sixth place end. She accomplished the indoor and outside championships as the highest level scorer, 23 indoors and 23 open air.
The junior set seven collegiate all-time top-12 listing marks, whereas breaking six Texas A&M information. She broke the all-time collegiate pentathlon file (4,746 factors) and have become the third greatest performer within the heptathlon (6,418 factors). Throughout her heptathlon efficiency on the SEC Championships, Gittens lengthy jumped 22-10 (6.96m) and excessive jumped 6-4.75 (1.95m), turning into the primary girl in world historical past to file such marks throughout the identical heptathlon.
Mu, the nation’s high middle-distance sprinter, rewrote the file books in 2021. The freshman set 11 collegiate all-time top-12 marks, together with six all-time collegiate information. Individually she owns the indoor 600m (1:25.80), indoor 800m (1:58.40), outside 400m (49.57) and outside 800m (1:57.73) collegiate information. She anchored two collegiate file relays, the indoor 4x400m (3:26.27/50.27 cut up) and the outside 4x400m (3:22.34/48.85 cut up). Mu ended the season with eight Texas A&M information.
She completed the marketing campaign a four-time First Staff All-American, together with a three-time NCAA Champion profitable the outside 400m title, in addition to a member of the 4x400m relay that claimed the indoor and outside titles. She mixed to attain 23 factors in NCAA Championships motion, 12.5 open air and 10.5 indoors.
The speedster claimed the SEC indoor 800m title (1:58.40), outside 400m (49.84) and 4x400m (3:26.17) titles.
Gittens and Mu are joined by fellow finalists Anna Cockrell of USC and Tara Davis of Texas.
The Honda Sport Award has been offered yearly by the CWSA for the previous 45 years to the highest ladies athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports activities and signifies “the very best of the very best in collegiate athletics.” The winner of the game award turns into a finalist for the Collegiate Lady Athlete of the Yr and the distinguished 2021 Honda Cup, which shall be offered on a telecast on CBS Sports activities Community, on June 28, at 8 p.m. CT. The nominees had been chosen by a panel of consultants representing the US Monitor & Subject and Cross Nation Coaches Affiliation (USTFCCCA).
The CWSA, celebrating its forty fifth anniversary 12 months, has honored the nation’s high NCAA ladies athletes for his or her superior athletic abilities, management, educational excellence and eagerness to take part in neighborhood service. Since commencing its partnership in 1986, Honda has supplied greater than $3.4 million in institutional grants to the colleges of the award winners and nominees to help ladies’s athletics applications.