Oct. 13, 2010
NEW YORK - Caitlyn McFadden was honored as one of five finalists for the Women in Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year award Tuesday night at the Waldorf Astoria's Grand Ballroom.
The award was part of the foundation's 31st Annual Salute to Women in Sports event co-hosted by heralded sports journalist Mary Carillo and tennis legend Billie Jean King.
McFadden joined eventual winner and current Terp field hockey standout Katie O'Donnell along with USA softball star Jennie Finch, Olympic hockey gold medalist Meghan Agosta, and Betsey Armstrong, a goalkeeper for the U.S. water polo team.
The Phoenix, Md., native was one of the finest student-athletes in Maryland women's lacrosse history, finishing her career by garnering the Honda Sports Award and the Tewaaraton Trophy after being named the Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Championship as the Terps won their first national title since 2001. McFadden is now an assistant coach at the University of Florida.
In addition to recognizing women in sports and their supporters, the Women's Sports Foundation's Annual Salute to Women in Sports gala helps amplify its mission, promote gender equality in women's athletics, and raise funds to support programs that help girls become physically active.