Towson High alumna Felicia Lee wins 2014 Honda Sports Award for swimming and diving

Stanford standout now a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the 2014 Honda Cup

April 04, 2014|Sports Digest

College swimming and diving

Towson High alumna Felicia Lee wins 2014 Honda Sports Award

Stanford senior Felicia Lee was named the Honda Sports Award winner for swimming and diving, presented annually to the top female athlete in the sport. With the honor, Lee, a Towson High alumna, becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the 2014 Honda Cup. Lee earned seven All-America honors at the NCAA championships while capturing five titles. She finished first in the 100-meter butterfly and in the 200- and 400-meter freestyle relays and the 200- and 400-meter medley relays. Lee holds four school individual event and relay records, two Pacific-12 titles and finished her career with 19 All-America accolades.

More women: Towson senior Kaitlin Burke (Loch Raven) was chosen as the Colonial Athletic Association Swimmer of the Year for the second consecutive year, and the Tigers' Pat Mead was named Swimming Coach of the Year for the seventh time. Burke won three individual events and a relay at the CAA championships and received All-America honorable mention after placing 11th at the NCAA championships in the 1,650-meter freestyle.

Men: Towson senior Alex Cohen was named CAA Diver of the Year after becoming the first Tigers diver to capture a conference title last month. Cohen finished first at the CAA championships on the 1- and 3-meter boards and 32nd and 35th, respectively, at the NCAA Zone A championship. Tigers coach Maureen Mead was named CAA Men's Diving Coach of the Year.

Rallycross

Volkswagen to host Red Bull rallycross leg in D.C.

Volkswagen Rallycross DC, the third round of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Series, will be held June 21-22 in Washington. The event will take place on the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds and be televised live on NBC on June 22. The festival will partner with local charity So Others Might Eat to hold a food drive at the event. Fans will have the opportunity to donate nonperishable food items at the gate in exchange for memorabilia. Volkswagen Rallycross DC will host Andretti Science, Technology and Racing, a program for children interested in science and engineering. For tickets and more information, go to redbullglobalrallycross.com/dc or ticketmaster.com, or call 800-745-3000.

Et cetera

Hopkins to receive $5,000 for student-athlete support

Tristan Davies, Johns Hopkins faculty athletics representative, will be presented with a plaque from the National Football Foundation and $5,000 from Fidelity Investments at ceremonies scheduled for the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse game against Albany tonight. The $5,000 donation to Hopkins' academic support services is tied to the selection of former Blue Jays safety John Arena as a 2013 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete. Arena received an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship and graduated a semester early with a 4.0 cumulative GPA and a neuroscience degree.

Ravens: O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda, will host the first Brigance Brigade 5.7K on Saturday in the Baltimore neighborhood of Canton. In honor of the former Raven's jersey number, 57, the event will feature a timed 5.7-kilometer run as well as a 1-mile run/walk and a kids' fun run. Proceeds will go toward the Brigance Brigade Foundation, which benefits people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. For information, go to brigancebrigade.org.

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