Dec. 10, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) -Katie O'Donnell of Maryland has won the Honda Award for field hockey.

O'Donnell, a junior from Blue Bell, Pa., won the award Thursday.

The Terrapin co-captain led the nation in points (87) and assists (31) this season and became the 24th player in NCAA history to reach 200 career points. She broke the ACC and Maryland career assist records with 74.

The other finalists were Katie Reinprecht of Princeton, Paige Selenski of Virginia and Loren Sherer of Connecticut.

In 2008, O'Donnell helped Maryland win its third NCAA field hockey national championship in four years.

The Honda Award is given annually to the top female athletes in 12 NCAA sports. Each is automatically nominated for the Honda-Broderick Cup given in June to the female athlete of the year.