The 2014 Governor's State of Sport Awards celebrate Utah's Sports Industry and honors excellence in high school, amateur, collegiate, Olympic and professional sports for the 2013 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.

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert provided remarks and presented awards along with golf legend, designer and philanthropist, Jack Nicklaus, at the Third Annual Governor’s State of Sport Awards event held Tuesday, April 22 at EnergySolutions Arena. Over 950 guests attended the event recognizing athletes, coaches, key sports figures and partners who have been instrumental in helping to build Utah’s sports industry.

This year’s event included fifty-five nominees in ten categories. Over 125,000 votes were cast from sports fans across all 50 states and from 80 countries around the world. Two lifetime Achievement in Sport Awards were also presented to golf greats Johnny Miller and Billy Casper for their contribution to golf and sport in Utah. The event paid special tribute to Utah’s Olympians and Paralympians. Twenty-three of the seventy-one Olympians and Paralympians that live or train in Utah were honored for their recent success at the Sochi Winter games.

2014 State of Sport Awards Winners

High School Male Athlete - Britain Covey - Football, Timpview High School 
High School Female Athlete - 
Tatiana Su'e Su'e - Softball, San Juan High School
College Male Athlete - Kyle Van Noy - Football, Brigham Young University
College Female Athlete - Georgia Dabritz - Gymnastics, University of Utah
Professional Male Athlete - Kyle Beckerman - Soccer, Real Salt Lake 
Professional Female Athlete - Sarah Hendrickson - Ski Jumping, U.S. Ski Team 
Coach of the Year - Kristen Bailey - Volleyball, Timpview High School 
Team of the Year - Real Salt Lake - MLS 
Game or Event of the Year - The University of Utah Football Team Defeats #5 Stanford
Highlight of the Year - Nick Rimando Save

2014 Governor's State of Sport Special Guests

Governor Gary R. Herbert
Special Guest - Jack Nicklaus
Lifetime Achievement Award - Johnny Miller
Lifetime Achievement Award - Billy Casper




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Jack Nicklaus
Special Guest

Golf Great and 18-time major winner (six Masters, five PGA Championships, four U.S. Opens, three British Opens), Jack Nicklaus, will provide remarks at the 2014 Governor's State of Sport Awards dinner.

Johnny Miller
Lifetime Achievement Award 

NBC lead golf analyst and 24-time PGA Tour winner, Johnny Miller, will recieve a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2014 Governor's State of Sport Awards.

Utah's Olympians & Paralympians

Recognizing Utah's Olympic competitors following their Olympic pursuits in Sochi.

Billy Casper
Lifetime Achievement Award

Casper had 51 PGA Tour wins in his career, with his first coming in 1956 at the LaBatt Open in Canada, placing him seventh on the all-time win list.