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Katie Couric Receiving Award From WNBA

Now that her run at the “CBS Evening News” has come to an end, Katie Couric has some time to kill until work gets underway on her expected syndicated show. Accepting some awards might help fill some time.

To that end, the WNBA announced that it will present Couric with the 2011 WNBA Inspiration Award on May 24.

The award recognizes “an individual who inspires others through her personal and professional leadership.”

“Katie Couric’s incredible leadership in the news industry along with her selfless efforts to increase cancer awareness and screenings has made her a true inspiration not only in her field but for the millions of women and young people who aspire to do great things just like her,” said WNBA president Laurel Richie in a statement. “The WNBA is thrilled to recognize Katie and her outstanding accomplishments with the 2011 WNBA Inspiration Award.”

The WNBA will also give the CieAura Pioneer Award to Lisa Leslie, who help put the league on the map

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