Fan voting at StateOfSportAwards.com shows enthusiastic support for nominees

Salt Lake City, UT, April 14, 2015– Voting for the 2015 Governor’s State of Sport Awards, hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and presented by Zions Bank, will conclude on Sunday, April 19th at midnight.  Sports fans have less than a week to determine who will be this year’s category winners.  The awards celebrate Utah’s sports community and honors excellence in high school, amateur, collegiate, Olympic and professional sports. 

The event will also recognize key sports people and partners who have been instrumental in helping to build Utah’s sports industry.  This year’s event will feature special guest Jay Leno, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Stein Eriksen, and Partner of the Year Award recipient Deer Valley Resort.

The nine category awards are based on the 2014 calendar year achievements and include High School Female, High School Male, Collegiate Female, Collegiate Male, Pro/Olympian Female, Pro/Olympian Male, Team, Coach and Event/Highlight of the Year.  A committee comprised of sports media and the sports community at large selected the nominees.  The winners, chosen by sports fans, will be honored at the Governor’s State of Sport Awards event on Tuesday, April 21 at EnergySolutions Arena. Fans may vote once per day per web-enabled device. 

2015 Governor’s State of Sport Awards Nominees

High School Female High School Male
Jessie Bradley Weightlifting – Timpview Austin Kafentzis Football/Track – Jordan
Whittni Orton Basketball/Track – Panguitch Britain Covey Football – Timpview
Riley Lyman Basketball/Volleyball – Enterprise Sam Merrill Baseball/Basketball – Bountiful
Lucy Biles Cross Country – Herriman Frank Jackson Basketball – Lone Peak
Cassidy Smith Soccer – Lone Peak Osa Masina Football – Brighton
Lacy Haddock Basketball/Volleyball – Timpview Colton Shaver Baseball – Jordan
Collegiate Female   Collegiate Male  
Alexa Gray Volleyball – Brigham Young Univ. Tom Hackett Football – University of Utah
Mary Beth Lofgren Gymnastics – University of Utah Nate Orchard Football – University of Utah
Bailey Bateman Volleyball – University of Utah Tyler Haws Basketball – Brigham Young Univ.
Jennifer Hamson Volleyball/Basketball – BYU Delon Wright Basketball – University of Utah
    Zach Vigil Football – Utah State University
Coach of the Year Devontae Booker Football – University of Utah
Allyce Jones Pleasant Grove H.S. Volleyball  
Matt Wells Utah State University Football  
Shawn Olmstead BYU Women’s Volleyball  
Dave Peck Football – Bingham High School  
Timo Mostert Cross-Country – American Fork  
Pro/Olympian Female Pro/Olympian Male
Devin Logan Freeskiing – U.S. Ski & Snowboard Kaycee Feild Rodeo – PRCA
Maddie Bowman Freeskiing – U.S. Ski & Snowboard Joss Christensen Freeskiing – U.S. Ski & Snowboard
Noelle Pikus-Pace Skeleton – USA Bobsled & Skeleton Steve Holcomb Bobsled – USA Bobsled & Skeleton
Kaitlyn Farrington Snowboarding – U.S. Ski & Snowboard Ted Ligety Alpine Skiing – U.S. Ski & Snowboard
    Kyle Beckerman Soccer – MLS/Real Salt Lake
Event/Highlight of the Year Gordon Hayward Basketball – NBA/Utah Jazz
Tour of Utah – Professional Cycling Sage Kotsenburg Snowboarding – U.S. Ski & Snowboard
Olympic Trials Speedskating, Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined Tony Finau Golf – PGA TOUR/Web.com Tour
Red Bull Rampage Freeride Mountain Biking  
Gordon Hayward Buzzer Shot vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Team of the Year
Travis Wilson to Kaelin Clay vs. USC American Fork High School Boys' Cross Country
Taysom Hill Hurdles Texas Defender Bingham High School Football
Southern Utah’s A.J. Hess Launches 40-ft Shot For the Win Timpview High School Football
Brighton Football Defeats Jordan in Triple Overtime University of Utah Football
  Lone Peak High School Boys' Basketball
  Brigham Young University Women’s Volleyball


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