University of Georgia soccer and women’s basketball sophomore Chloe Chapman has been named the Outstanding College Athlete of the Year by the Atlanta Sports Council, it was announced Tuesday evening.
The announcement, which is part of the Atlanta Sports Awards, came during 11 Alive’s 6 p.m. newscast. Over the next few days, 11 Alive will announce various winners, including Outstanding Coach of the Year, Unsung Hero, Positive Athlete and Top Sports Moment, among others.
Chapman garnered over 50,000 votes during the seven-day voting period, which took place in July. She is the 11th Georgia Bulldog student-athlete to earn the Outstanding College Athlete of the Year award since the honor’s inception back in 2006.
The Mitchellville, Maryland, native led Georgia’s soccer team with six goals in 19 matches last season. The two-sport star then took to the basketball court, where she earned a spot in the starting lineup late in the year. She gave Georgia valuable minutes during the final stretch of the 2019-20 campaign, helping the Lady Bulldogs win five of their final eight games.
Each year, the Atlanta Sports Council recognizes the best athletes in the area through its Atlanta Sports Awards. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event is being held virtually with announcements each night on 11 Alive. A one-hour special will air on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.