Steed, Hamson among BYU nominees for State of Sport Awards

(Photo by Erin Tew/BYU Graphics)

PROVO, Utah—BYU received six nominations for Utah’s Second Annual Governor’s State of Sport Awards. Fan voting is open until April 9.

VOTING ENDS APRIL 11!!!!

Fans can vote for the Cougars at www.stateofsportawards.com.

Haley Steed (women’s basketball) and Jennifer Hamson (women’s basketball and women’s volleyball) were nominated for female college or pro athlete of the year.

Four of BYU’s six nominations went to the women’s soccer team, with Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall in the running for female college or pro athlete of the year, head coach Jennifer Rockwood nominated for coach of the year, the team nominated for team of the year and soccer’s NCAA tournament game in the Elite 8 nominated for event of the year.

Nominations for the nine separate awards are based on the 2012 calendar year achievements and include High School Female Athlete, High School Male Athlete, Collegiate or Pro Female Athlete, Collegiate Male Athlete, Pro Male Athlete, Team of the Year, Highlight of the Year, Game or Event of the Year and Coach of the Year. The nominees were selected by a committee comprised of members of the sports media and community at large.

An award ceremony, hosted by the Utah Sports Commission and presented by Zion’s Bank, will be held April 16. Retired pro tennis player Andre Agassi will be a special guest at the luncheon.

The Utah Sports Commission was organized in 1999 by the state of Utah to be a catalyst in creating a sports legacy after the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. The organization focuses on sport development to grow Utah's economy and leverages the state's world-class sports assets to enhance Utah's position in the global sports marketplace.