From Logan to St. George, the state of Utah boasts a long history of athletic excellence at all levels of competition.This year's awards program showcases the highest achievement in individual and team sports during the 2013 calendar year, as voted on by you—the fans and citizens of the Great State of Utah.
Governor Gary Herbert will speak at the ceremony and present awards to winners in ten categories. Golf legend, designer, and philanthropist Jack Nicklaus will be a special guest, along with this year's lifetime achievement award recipients, Johnny Miller and Billy Casper. Together with its presenting sponsors, the Utah Sports Commission is proud to host the 2014 Governor's State of Sport Awards as we celebrate Utah The State of Sport.
And the Winners are....
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
|Special Guest||Lifetime Achievement|| Olympian & Paralympian Tribute
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.
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.
Recognizing Utah's Olympic competitors following their Olympic pursuits in Sochi.
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.