Sportswomen of Colorado will be honoring Colorado’s outstanding female athletes for their performance in 2012 during their 39th annual awards celebration on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center.

Heather Utrata was recognized for dominating the road races around the Denver area with 16 wins in 21 races which included 8 course records.

“I am surprised and completely honored to be in the company of such outstanding women, and grateful for the opportunity.” – Heather Utrata

On the trails Kim Dobson is being recognized for her 3rd straight win at the Pikes Peak Ascent where she crushed the previous course record in 2:24. Dobson was also name Trailrunner Magazine’s Open Female Trail Runner of the Year. CU runners Shalaya Kipp and Emma Coburn represented the U.S. in the steeplechase at this year’s Summer Olympics.

Award Presenters: Marcia Neville and Susie Wargin with special Guest 2010 Hall of Famer Swimmer Missy Franklin! See below for a full list of award winners.

Three honorees became members of the Sportswomen Hall of Fame for receiving three awards in the same sport or Special Awards category over the years. This year’s inductees are:

  • Bonnie Brandon, Swimming
  • Emma Coburn, Track and Field
  • Annie Kunz, All-Around

All award winners were chosen by a media panel from a pool of athletes of all ages nominated from throughout the state. The complete list of winners follows:

The 2013 Award Winners for their performance in 2012:

RUNNING – ROAD

Heather Utrata
Englewood

RUNNING – TRAIL

Kim Dobson

Grand Junction

TRACK AND FIELD

Shalaya Kipp
University of Colorado
Emma Coburn
University of Colorado

Janay DeLoach-Soukup
Olympic Field

Valarie Allman
Silver Creek High School
Abigail Simpson
Pueblo County High School

BASKETBALL
Chucky Jeffery
University of Colorado
Kailey Edwards
Legacy HS

MOUNTAIN BIKING
Georgia Gould
Ft. Collins

PARALYMPIC CYCLING
Allison Jones
Colorado Springs

COACH SWIMMING
Todd Schmitz
Colorado Stars

RUNNING – CROSS COUNTRY
Elise Cranny
Niwot

DIVING
Alexa Beckwith
St. Mary’s Academy
Meili Carpenter
Fairview H.S.

FIELD HOCKEY
Julia Murphy
Colorado Academy

GOLF
Emily Talley
University of Colorado

GYMNASTICS
Keri Peel
Rocky Mountain HS
Moriah Martin
University of Denver

LACROSSE
Emma Lazaroff
Centaurus High School
Kate Henrich
University of Denver

SKIING ALPINE
Mikaela Shiffrin
Burke Mountain Academy

SOCCER
Kristen Hamilton
University of Denver
Isabelle Morel
Peak to Peak Charter School

SOFTBALL
Molly Clark
Metro State University
Cassidy Smith
Loveland High School

SWIMMING
Bonnie Brandon
Cherry Creek High School

TENNIS
Alexa Glatch
Centennial
Jessika Mozia
Colorado Academy

TRIATHLON
Taylor Fogg
Pine Creek High School
Mary Beth Ellis
Superior

VOLLEYBALL
Haleigh Washington
Doherty High School
Ariel Turner
Purdue University

WRESTLING
Adeline Grey
Colorado Springs
Cody Pfau
Grand Valley High School

SPECIAL AWARDS

ALL-AROUND
Annie Kunz
Texas A&M

HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AROUND
Taylor Leyva
Pueblo West High

COMEBACK
Katie Hartman
University of Colorado

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT
Scott Irving
United State Air Force Academy

DOROTHY MAUK PIONEER AWARD
Jane Wahl

LEADERSHIP
Jasmine Cervantes
Metro State University

PROMISING
Brickelle Bro
Rock Canyon High School

PERSEVERANCE
Faimie Kingsley
University of Denver

SWEDE JOHNSON SPIRIT AWARD
Love, Sweat & Gears
Littleton

TRAIL BLAZER
Chris Beal
Lakewood