Simone Manuel from Sugar Land Wins Honda Award
Olympian and senior member of the Stanford University Swimming & Diving team Simone Manuel is the 2018 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and winner of the prestigious Honda Award.
Simone Manuel is a three-time Honda Award nominee and a 14-time NCAA Champion including six national titles at the 2018 NCAA Championship. The senior team captain from Sugar Land, Texas, is a 21-time All-American, earning seven All-America titles in 2018. She became the fifth woman to win three NCAA titles in the 100-free, winning each year she competed.
Manuel finished her career with six American records, seven NCAA records and seven school records and was a member of two NCAA Championship teams and two Pac-12 Championship squads. She is also the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal in swimming and holds four Olympic medals after the 2016 games (two gold, two silver).
Swimming and Diving: Simone Manuel, Stanford (Sugar Land, Texas)