UT Junior’s App Honored at Webby Awards

Published: Apr 15, 2011
The Breeders’ Cup Mobile App, conceived of by University of Tampa Junior Molly McGill, has been selected as an official honoree in the sports category of the 15th annual Webby Awards.

McGill pitched the idea to the president of the prestigious horse racing organization while walking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge last April. He told her to put together a proposal, which led to a six-week summer internship at the Breeders’ Cup New York office, where she
helped design the application.

Those who downloaded the app — 49,000 people from 86 countries — were able to watch the races live on their iPhones. While the app did not take home an award, it received the official honoree distinction, which was awarded to only the top 10 percent of entries.