Stanford's Akinradewo up for Honda award

Stanford women's volleyball player Foluke Akinradewo is one of four finalists for the Honda Sports Award, it was announced Monday.

Joining the Cardinal's middle blocker as nominees for the top player in college women's volleyball are Southern Cal's Asia Kaczor and Penn State teammates Christa Harmotto and Megan Hodge.

Akinradewo and the Cardinal are coming off a heartbreaking five-game loss to Penn State on Saturday in the NCAA national championship match. Stanford dropped the first two games of the match before winning the next two and then falling in the decisive fifth game.

Akinradewo is a nominee for the Honda Sports Award for the second straight year and is the only repeat finalist. The winner will automatically be nominated for the Honda-Broderick Cup, which is annually awarded to the top collegiate female athlete regardless of sport.

Stanford has produced six Honda winners: Kristin Folkl (1997), Ogonna Nnamani (2004), Bev Oden (1990), Kim Oden (1985) and Logan Tom (2001, 2002).

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