SALISBURY, Md. – Senior Breck Sullivan worked to remain on the field through her four years with the Salisbury University field hockey team, battling injuries from her first days with the team through her four years of playing with the Sea Gulls.
Her battles through injuries have led her to be a finalist for the Honda Inspiration Award. One of three finalists for the award, she is the only Division III representative, joining Purdue University senior Emily Fogle and University of Georgia junior Morgan Reynolds.
Sullivan has been a standout defender for the field hockey team over the past four years, playing in 53 games over her career while starting 48. Her struggles with injuries began on the first day of preseason during her freshman year. She played in just 15 games in her first two seasons, and continued to battle injuries, in particular a recurring hamstring injury, during her final two years. She worked in the off-season, and throughout the year to do whatever was needed to be healthy enough to play, helping her teams to four-straight NCAA tournament appearances and she was named to the 2014 NCAA Division III Field Hockey All-Tournament Team.
Over her four years, the field hockey team posted a 65-13 record with three Capital Athletic Conference titles. Sullivan was named to the All-CAC First Team twice and this past year named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-Region Second Team.
The Honda Inspiration Award winner for the Class of 2016 will be selected from these three finalists by the College Women Sports Awards Board of Directors. A winner has been selected annually for the past 28 years and will be presented on a live telecast on CBS Sports Network on June 27, in the Founders' Room at the Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California in downtown Los Angeles, as part of the two-day Honda Awards event.