A Finalist For 11th Annual
V Foundation Comeback Award
ESPN will announce the winner of the 11th annual V Foundation Comeback Award during an NCAA basketball game in early April.
The Comeback Award is open to all student-athletes in collegiate
awarded to an individual or a team who have triumphed in the face of adversity.
"This year's finalists for The V Foundation Comeback Award truly exemplify courage and determination in the face of adversity," said V Foundation CEO Nick Valvano. "The nominees are exemplary young people who embody The V Foundation's "Don't Give Up" attitude."
One of this year's 11 nominees is Angel Goodrich, a member of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma. Angel plays for the Kansas Jayhawks.
The next year she led Kansas to a 9-straight week
ranking (11-3). She became the fastest
player in KU history to record 100 assists. Then, 15
games into the season, Angel tore the ACL in her right
knee, along with meniscus damage.
Angel returned to the court for good in mid-December, 2010. She is a currently:
Angel is a role model in the Native American community. She involves herself with community service projects and speaks to many groups about persevering though hard times and overcoming obstacles. Angel has also adopted a local elementary school in KU's Schools for Success program.
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