Sharika Nelvis a finalist for 2014 Honda Sports Award

JONESBORO ( - Sharika Nelvis from Arkansas State, Courtney Okolo of Texas, Oregon's Jenna Prandini and Kendell Williams from Georgia are the four nominees for the Honda Sports Award for women's track & field as announced by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) today.

The Honda Sports Award is presented annually by the CWSA to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA- sanctioned sports and signifies "the best of the best in collegiate athletics". The winner of the sport award becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious 2014 Honda Cup. The nominees were chosen by a group of experts representing the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

The Honda Sports award winner for track & field will be announced later this week after voting by administrators from over 1,000 NCAA member schools. Each NCAA member institution has a vote.

The Honda Cup winner will be announced during the live telecast of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards show presented by Honda at 8 pm EST, on Monday, June 30, at the USC Founders Club at Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

Nelvis won the NCAA Division I outdoor 100-meter hurdles and indoor 60-meter hurdles national titles as part of an undefeated season in 11 finals in the 55-meter hurdles, 60-meter hurdles and 100-meter hurdles. She captured the outdoor Sun Belt titles in the 100 meters, 100-meter hurdles and 200 meters in addition to finishing runner-up in the long jump; and won indoor Sun Belt titles in the 60 meters, 60-meter hurdles, 200 meters and long jump. The senior from Memphis, Tenn., was the Sun Belt Female Athlete of the Year and a three-time USTFCCCA first-team All-American.