Lauren Hill Inspired a NationThank you, Lauren Hill, for inspiring us all to be strong, courages in our struggles, to be loving, and to never give up.
Lauren Hill recipient of 2015 Wilma Rudolph Courage AwardLauren Hill, a basketball player for Mount St. Joseph College, has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and will be playing in her first college basketball game on November 2 at the Cintas Center. She will be presented the 2015 GCNKWSA Wilma Rudolph Courage Award at the game.
Scripps launches its own startupThe E.W. Scripps Co. has created its own startup company to connect parents with youth sports organizations, Soapbox Cincinnati reports.
She Plays She WinsThree-time Olympian Heather Mitts Teams with the TQL Urban Race to Recognize Female Student Athletes in the Tri-state
New She Plays, She Wins program will award up to $10,000 in prizes
2015 Awards Banquet
Monday, April 27
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Our 22nd Annual Girls' and Women's Sports Awards Ceremony will be held Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Schiff Banquet & Conference Center, Cintas Center, on the campus of Xavier University. Join us and reserve your table by April 22nd.
2015 Award Winners
2015 GCNKWSA Award Recipients
| Wilma Rudolf Courage Award||Lauren Hill|| Mt. St. Joseph University|
| Special Recognition Award||Brad Johansen|| Xavier, Mt. St. Joseph |
| Donna de Varona Spirit of Sport||Christina Switzer|| Lakota West High School|
| Donna de Varona Spirit of Sport||Victoria Stoltz|| Lakota West High School|
| Lifetime Service Award||Kim Gunning|| Notre Dame Academy|
|Master Sportswoman|| Olivia (Liv) Birkenhauer |
|Mary Jo Huismann Administrator of the Year|| Jan Wilking|
|Media Award|| Betsy Ross|
|High School Coach of the Year||Emily Knoll|| Swimming|| Notre Dame Academy |
|College Coach of the Year||Jeff Cummings|| Soccer|| Thomas More College|
College Sportswomen - 9 - one per sport and
Sportswoman of the Year
|Sydney Moss|| Basketball|| Thomas More College|
|Jessica Hoover|| Cross-Country|| Miami University|
|Olivia Huber|| Soccer/Basketball|| Thomas More college|
|Kelsey L. Dinges|| Soccer|| Miami University|
|Danielle Monnier|| Softball|| Wilmington College|
|Jacqueline Keire|| Swimming|| University of Cincinnati|
|Nimisha Mohan|| Tennis|| Miami University|
|Victoria Melane Paterra|| Track & Field|| Miami University|
|Kelsey Castiglioni|| Volleyball|| Thomas More College|
High School Sportswomen - 10 - one per sport and
Sportswoman of the Year
|Naomi Davenport|| Basketball|| Mount Notre Dame High School|
|Annie Heffernan|| Cross-Country|| St. Ursula Academy|
|Carly C. Hill|| Diving|| Highland High School|
|Carolyn Markley|| Golf|| St. Ursula Academy|
|Malia Berkely|| Soccer|| Stephen T. Badin High School|
|Hayley Sophia Curtis|| Softball|| Colerain High School|
|Sydney Lofquist|| Swimming|| Ursuline Academy|
|Cassidy Hicks|| Tennis|| Hamilton High School|
|Autumn Heath|| Track & Field|| Lakota East High School|
|Margo Wolf|| Volleyball|| Mount Notre Dame High School|
We are extremely happy to announce this year's keynote speaker is Cammy Dierking. Cammy is the WKRC-TV News Anchor, motivational speaker and a prominent female sport figure in our community. In Cammy's own words, "I am so happy and so lucky. A mother of three wonderful daughters, triathlete, TV personality for more than 30 years, and motivational speaker… I have a wild enthusiasm for everything I do! I am passionate about sharing that positive energy with others… inspiring them to be their best every day!"
The Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association, a non-profit organization affiliated as a Women’s Sports Foundation community action program, will sponsor an awards dinner to recognize and honor the best female athletes and coaches at the club, high school and college, and masters levels. There are over 50,000 girls and women participating in competitive sports in our region and we recognize and honor more than 50 of the top athletes, including the College Sportswoman of the Year, the High School Sportswoman and the High School and College Coaches of the Year.
The awards dinner is a festive evening with more than 400 people in attendance, emceed by local female TV personality, Betsy Ross, WXIX-TV Sports Reporter and President and founder of Game Day Communications.
Lauren Hill, Mount St. Joseph College Basketball Player, Recipient of 2015 GCNKWSA Wilma Rudolph Courage Award
Lauren Hill, a basketball player for Mount St. Joseph College, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and played in her first college basketball game on November 2 at the Cintas Center. She was presented the 2015 GCNKWSA Wilma Rudolph Courage Award at the game. Lauren's battle with brain cancer ended on April 10, 2015 at the age of 19. We thank her for her inspiration. To watch a video on Lauren's journey, click here.
The Wilma Rudolph Courage Award goes to a local female or female playing locally, who demonstrates the most courageous performance or “comeback” in sports. The athlete shows the ability to overcome adversity through persistence and determination. As a result of her courage and performance in sports, she serves as a positive role model for all.
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