Longhorn junior center Imani McGee-Stafford has been named the Honda Inspiration Award winner
The announcement was made Monday by Chris Voelz, executive director of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards. The award will be presented to McGee-Stafford June 29 at the USC Founders Club.
McGee-Stafford refers to herself as a suicide survivor who has dealt with traumatic adversities through her life. She has shared her story through slam poetry and was recently featured on ESPN.
“Being a student-athlete at Texas has given me a great platform to help and impact people’s lives,” McGee-Stafford said upon receiving notice of the award. “Since telling my story in-depth, I have received an outpouring of support from a number of different walks of life. They have embraced me to offer support and, most importantly, share their own stories.”
The Los Angeles native was an All-Big 12 first-team pick. In six post-season games she averaged team-bests of 14.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks, and a .636 field goal percentage.
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