Honda Award (Courtesy of GoHeels.com)
GREENSBORO — Carolina’s women’s soccer star Crystal Dunn just keeps hauling in the honors. This time, Dunn grabbed the 2012-22013 Mary Garber Award given to the best ACC women’s athlete and is voted on by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
The ACC award seems to be reserved for members of the UNC women’s soccer team. No less than seven UNC players have combined to win eight Garber Awards since the conference began the honor in 1990.
“It is humbling to know that I am the eighth recipient from UNC and follow in the footsteps of players like Mia Hamm, Cindy Parlow and the other Tar Heel soccer players who have won the award,” Dunn said. “It is an honor to wear Mia’s collegiate number when I take the field for the Tar Heels and a privilege to have had Cindy on our coaching staff my first three years here.”
In addition to the receiving the Garber accolade, Dunn was the consensus collegiate women’s soccer player of the year, claiming both the Hermann Trophy and the Honda Award for soccer in addition to national player of the year honors from Soccer America and Soccer News Net.