Sportswomen of Colorado names award winners, Hall of Fame inductees

DENVER — Sportswomen of Colorado will honor 45 of Colorado's top female athletes and contributors to women's athletics at its 42nd Annual Awards Celebration on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. Award winners are honored based on their achievements in 2015.

U.S. Soccer phenom Mallory Pugh, NCAA champion skier Monica Huebner and the national champion Glendale Raptors women's rugby team highlight the list.

Susie Wargin and Marcia Neville will present the awards and MC the evening.

The highlight of the event will be the surprise presentation of the Sportswoman of the Year Award to the Colorado's most outstanding athlete on the basis of her 2015 achievements. More event information can be found at www.sportswomenofcolorado.org/banquet

2016 Sportswomen of Colorado Award Winners:

Kylee Shook - Basketball - High School (Mesa Ridge High School)

D'shara Strange - Basketball - College (University of Northern Colorado)

Katie Rainsberger - Cross Country - High School (Air Academy High School)

Erin Clark - Cross Country - College (University of Colorado)

Jennifer Kupcho - Golf - High School (Jefferson Academy High School)

Esther Lee - Golf - College (University of Colorado)

Kelsey Boychuk - Gymnastics - High School (Pomona High School)

Nina McGee - Gymnastics - College (University of Denver)

Nicole Hensley - Ice Hockey - College (Lindenwood University)

Bridget Sutter - Lacrosse - High School (Colorado Academy)

Lucy Dikeou - Lacrosse - College (Stanford University)

Kendall Chase - Rowing (University of California at Berkeley)

Carson Saabye - Shooting Sports - Pistol (Lewis-Palmer Middle School)

Hailee Sigmon - Shooting Sports - Rifle (Kiowa High School)

Christy Mahon - Ski Mountaineering (Aspen, Colorado)

Monica Huebner - Skiing - College (University of Denver)

Mallory Pugh - Soccer (Mountain Vista High School, U.S. Soccer)

Hannah Gerdin - Soccer - High School (Cheyenne Mountain High School)

Janine Beckie - Soccer - College (Texas Tech University)

Hunter Huser - Softball - High School (Mountain Range High School)

Eryn Eddy - Swimming - High School (Thompson Valley High School)

Samantha Corea - Swimming - College (University of Denver)

Samantha Martinelli - Tennis (Odyssey School of Denver)

Jordyn Colter - Track & Field (distance running) - High School (Cherry Creek High School)

Nicole Montgomery - Track & Field (sprinting) - High School (Lewis-Palmer High School)

Maya Evans - Track & Field (field) - High School (Vista PEAK Preparatory)

Kiah Hicks - Track & Field (field) - College (Colorado State University)

Megan Kimmel - Trail Running (U.S. Long Distance Mountain Running Team)

Danielle Mack - Triathlon - Professional (Arvada, Colorado)

Kathy Alfino - Triathlon - Amateur (Highlands Ranch, Colorado)

Mariah Evans - Volleyball - High School (Lewis-Palmer High School)

Haleigh Washington - Volleyball - College (Penn State University)

Abby Farrell - Paralympic Athlete of the Year (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Antonya Schaffert - All-Around - Small School (Otis High School)

Tatum Rembao - All-Around - Big School (Loveland High School)

Glendale Raptors Women's Rugby - Team of the Year

Tess Johnson - Most Promising (Freestyle Moguls)

Tracey Boychuk - Coach of the Year (Pomona High School Gymnastics)

Love, Sweat & Gears - Perseverance (Race Across America)

Ashley Johnson - Empowerment (PeacePlayers International)

Junko Kazukawa - Inspiration (Ultra Running)

Edith Lindeburg - Trailblazer (Rocky Mountain Scottish Athletes)

Merilee Maupin - Leadership (Leadville Trail 100)

Kailyn Forsberg - Swede Johnson Spirit Award (Eagle, Colorado)

Mary Kolbach - Dorothy Mauk Pioneer Award (St. Mary's Academy)

Three of the honorees will become members of the Hall of Fame for receiving three awards in the same sport over the years from the organization:

Kathy Alfino - Triathlon

Nicole Hensley - Ice Hockey

Haleigh Washington - Volleyball

About Sportswomen of Colorado

Founded in 1974 by the YWCA of Metropolitan Denver, in cooperation with Gart Brothers Sporting Goods Co., Sportswomen of Colorado is a community-based organization that promotes, honors and empowers Colorado girls and women in sport. For more information, please visit www.sportswomenofcolorado.org.