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Buchanan Misses Out on Honda Cup

The MAC Hermann Trophy winner did not take home the ultimate crown for a collegiate female athlete, but she’s still awesome.

Switzerland v Canada Round of 16 - FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

In her final run at an award as a collegiate athlete, Kadeisha Buchanan finished as a finalist for the 2017 CWSA Honda Cup, the award given to the most prestigious collegiate female athlete. Buchanan qualified for the award when she was named the Hermann Trophy Award winner as the best female collegiate soccer player in January.

The winner of the Honda Cup was Stanford's Katie Ledecky, who won five gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games and still holds three world records.

The Honda Cup would have looked nice on the mantle next to her MAC Hermann Trophy, Olympic bronze medal, FIFA Women's World Cup bronze medal and Best Young Player Award from the 2015 Women's World Cup.

Though she came up short in this award ceremony, Buchanan has amassed an impressive resume both in college and as an international player. In total, she has 71 caps for the Canadian women’s national team and has already signed a professional contract with Olympique Lyonnais Féminin in France.

Regardless, I'll still put Buchanan down as the best athletes in the history of WVU.