Sunday, April 21, 2002

Women honored for athletics

By Shannon Russell
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Women's Sports Association, the local chapter of the National Women's Sports Foundation, will host its ninth annual awards at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Radisson Hotel on Chester Road.

        The guest speaker will be Nell Fortner, 2000 Olympic Basketball and Indianapolis Fever coach. ESPN's Betsy Ross will emcee the event.

        Individual tickets will be available at the door: $20 for students, $25 for adults. Groups, teams, schools and businesses may sponsor tables at a special rate. For more information, call the Sports Association at (859) 572-5193.

        This year, the achievements of the following local individuals and coaches will be celebrated:

        Lifetime Service Award — Carol Johnson

        Master's Sportswoman of the Year — Garnet Jones

        Wilma Rudolph Courage Award — Christina Dausch

        Donna de Varona Spirit of Sports Award — Luci Cecil

        Tina R. Siegel Memorial Scholarship — Jaime Skoog

        High School Coach of the Year — Caryl Schawe, Purcell Marian

        College Coach of the Year — Bob Sheehan, Northern Kentucky University

        High School Sportswoman of the Year — TBA

        College Sportswoman of the Year — TBA

        Outstanding high school athletes in their sports:

        Carling Coffing, golf; Alex Gross, tennis; Erica Hallman, basketball; Candice Karas, gymnastics; Heather Lawrence, softball; Rachel Minnich, soccer; Whitney Myers, swimming; Kelley Potter, volleyball; Carolyn Rauen, cross country; Lindsay Zinn, track.

        Outstanding college athletes in their sports:

        Sara Bachus, volleyball; Michelle Cottrell, basketball; Amy Frisch, tennis; Christy Hoffman, soccer; Thrine Kane, rifle; Andrea Kremer, cross country.


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