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June 28, 2013

The Honda Cup Goes to the University of Oklahoma’s Softball Star Keilani Ricketts During the Collegiate Women Sports Awards

Posted by Jason Heard, sales manager

The University of Oklahoma’s Keilani Ricketts wowed the sports world with her performances on the softball field throughout 2013 and is the recipient of The Honda Cup and was named the 2013 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. The 6-foot-2 reigning Big 12 Pitcher of the Year carried her top ranked squad to their second consecutive NCAA title with a 1.23 ERA, 350 strikeouts and a nearly-unblemished 35-1 record.

(photo: http://www.collegiatewomensportsawards.com)

The Collegiate Women Sports Awards presented by Honda has a 27-year history of championing athletes to reach their goals and rewarding them for achieving success. Since 1986, Honda has given more than $2.7 million in grants to the universities of award winners and nominees. These grants were designed specifically to benefit women athletic scholarships.

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According to Honda.com, Ricketts said, “We really do feel appreciated. I’ve had a blast so far. It’s awesome to be able experience this with them. Winning the Honda Cup has been great to represent my school and my state.”

Previous recipients of the Honda Cup include Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mia Hamm, Misty May-Treanor, Brittney Griner and Candace Parker, to name a few.

May 10, 2013

Top NHTSA and IIHS Crash Scores Prove the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan to be the Highest Safety Rated Small Car

By Jason Heard, sales manager

Already the most popular small car, according to Honda.com, the 2013 Honda Civic earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s TOP SAFETY PICK, elevating the sedan to the top spot in safety ratings for it’s class. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also announced the popular four-door vehicle attained a Five-Star Overall Score, the highest achievable mark.

 (photo: Honda.com)

New standard features in this year’s model include a backup camera, Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity and numerous smartphone unifications such as Bluetooth streaming audio, text message functions and Pandora Internet radio. All these features and more a value steal.

Every tested vehicle in Honda’s lineup in 2013 has earned the TOP SAFETY PICK from IIHS, a feat that leads the industry. The sedan is equipped with Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure. The innovative addition distributes collision energy evenly, redirecting it away from the passenger seat. Needless to say, ACE™ played a large role in making the 2013 Honda Civic the first small cars to earn the IIHS’ highest safety rating.

The 2013 Accord also earned these prominent ratings in the midsize class. All Civics are also equipped with SmartVent, front, side and overhead impact airbags along with stability control to bolster safe handling.