Track & Field Alumna Deidra Sanders Honored at 2011 BET Awards
July 6, 2011
WASHINGTON - All-American Deidra Sanders (Memphis, Tenn./Eastern) was honored on stage at the 2011 BET Awards as she was considered a local hero making a difference in the Washington, D.C., community. Sanders was introduced on stage during the live broadcast by actress Kerry Washington. Washington, a 1998 George Washington graduate, is known mostly for her performances in Ray and The Last King of Scotland.
Sanders, who graduated in May, received the award for her work involved HIV/AIDS awareness in the Washington, D.C., area. She, along with other student-athletes, was a part of Grassroot Hoyas. In conjunction with Grassroot Hoyas, Sanders helped engage 257 student-athletes from three universities to educate more than 3,000 students in D.C. schools.
Sanders graduated from Georgetown as an All-American in track & field with her most notable accomplishment coming her senior year when she ran the 400-meter leg of the NCAA seventh-place distance medley relay squad.