Swimmer Simone Manuel selected as collegiate woman athlete of the year


 

On Monday night, Simone Manuel was all smiles as the Olympic champion secured the Honda Cup for collegiate woman athlete of the year.

“Wow. So honored and humbled to stand alongside the best of the best in college athletics. What an empowering weekend recognizing 15 hardworking, resilient, and inspiring women. Thank you so much to @CWSA_HondaCup!!” she tweeted.

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Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual swimming gold at the Olympics when she tied Canada’s Penny Oleksiak for the gold in Rio de Janeiro, reports USA Today. With this win, she maintaining her winning streak. Manuel made history at Stanford too, since this is only the second…

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