The 2016 Governor's State of Sport Awards celebrate Utah's sports industry and honor excellence in high school, amateur, collegiate, Olympic and professional sports for the 2015 calendar year.
The categories and nominees have been selected by various sports media and industry leaders throughout Utah. Now it's up to a very qualified panel of judges, you the fans, to vote for the winners.

And the Winners are....

High School Male Athlete - Hunter Woodhall - Track, Syracuse High School
High School Female Athlete - 
Whittni Orton - Basketball, Volleyball & Cross Country, Panguitch High School
College Male Athlete - Kyle Collinsworth - Basketball, Brigham Young University
College Female Athlete - Georgia Dabritz - Gymnastics, University of Utah
Professional Male Athlete - Gordon Hayward - Basketball, Utah Jazz 
Professional Female Athlete - Kiley McKinnon - Aerials, US Freestyle Ski Team
Coach of the Year - Liz Wiscombe - Vollyball, Morgan High School
Team of the Year - Panguitch Girls Basketball - Basketball, Panguitch High School 
Event or Highlight of the Year - Mangnum to Mathews Hail Mary - Football, BYU
Female Adaptive Athlete - Nicole Roundy - Snowboarding, US Paralympics
Male Adaptive Athlete - David Blair -  Track & Field, US Paralymipics 

 

 

 

 


2016 Governor's State of Sport Awards Winners

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Pro-Olympian
  Pro/Olymipian - Female
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      Coach of the Year
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      Team of the Year

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     Play/Highlight
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Adaptive Athlete - Female 
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2016 Special Guests


Vern Law

Nicknamed the “Deacon," Vernon Law played 16 seasons in the major league, all with the Pittsburgh Pirates. During his 1960 season, he recorded the best season ever by a pitcher, led the National League in complete games (18 games)  and won the National and American League Cy Young Award.

Scott Blackmun

Scott Blackmun is the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Olympic Committee. He is an ex-officio member of the USOC's board of directors and has served on the International Olympic Committee Marketing Commission since March 2011 and the Programme Commission since May 2015. 

 

James L. Easton

James L Easton has led a life devoted to the pursuit of high performance in sports. As a businessman, archer and philanthropist, Jim has spent his life working to improve and maximize the human sporting experience.