Women's Volleyball Championship Nominated for LA's Top Moment of 2011
Jan. 23, 2012
UCLA and Southern California sports fans can cast their ballot for the 2011 LA Sports Awards, presented by AT&T U-verse, the annual televised awards show celebrating the greatest sports moments of the year in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. The UCLA women's volleyball team's NCAA Championship run is one of the nominees for LA's Top Moment. The women's volleyball championship, the school's 108th NCAA title, is also up for UCLA's Top Moment, along with the NCAA Championship for women's golf (UCLA's 107th NCAA title) and the men's basketball win over Arizona in the final men's game in Pauley Pavilion before it closed for renovations.
Additionally, UCLA golfer Patrick Cantlay is a nominee for Individual Sports Top Moment for winning the Haskins Award as the year's most outstanding collegiate golfer, qualifying for the U.S. Open and finishing the season at number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Through balloting at www.lasports.org, fans can help select and rank the Top 10 sports moments for 2011 as well as submit their vote in up to 13 different award categories. Voting takes place through Feb. 6, and the winners will be revealed during the seventh annual LA Sports Awards on Mar. 15 at Club Nokia at L.A. Live. To vote, go to www.lasports.org and click on the Greatest Moments icon at the top of the home page.
For the Top 10 portion of the voting you can select and rank the Top 10 moments of 2011 by choosing from a list of 15 moments nominated by a blue-ribbon media panel. UCLA women's volleyball is at the bottom of the ballot. The online voting results will be combined with the vote of the media panel (50% each), to determine the exact ranking of the Top 10 moments. On March 15 each of those 10 moments will be counted down as we announce the "Greatest Moment of the Year." To vote for the Top 10 moments, click here.
For the category awards, nominations are listed in chronological order. As in previous years, three nominated moments per category have been provided by each team, university or association. The online voting results will determine the winner in each category. To vote for the category awards, including UCLA and Individual Sports (Cantlay), click here.
The star-studded awards dinner and gala will be televised by FOX Sports West (air dates TBA) and will include special appearances by many of the athletes and coaches whose achievements helped make 2011 such a memorable year in sports. The awards ceremony also will feature the naming of the Sportsman, Sportswoman, Coach, and Sports Executive of the Year.
The LA Sports Awards is a fundraiser for the non-profit Los Angeles Sports Council, which will utilize the event's proceeds to further its mission of promoting economic development through sports in Southern California.
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