Mikaela Shiffrin 2014

Our Sportswoman of the Year is already making headlines in 2014. She was unanimously elected by the nominating committee based on her performance in 2013. She was just 17-years-old when she won the first of four World Cup races, the first woman to do so before the age of 18. When she won the slalom […]

Missy Franklin 2013

Missy Franklin is our 2013 Colorado Sportswoman of the Year! She is a five-time medalist (three gold, one silver, one bronze) at the World Aquatics Championships and a two-time silver medalist at the World Short Course Championships. As part of the American team, she holds the world record in the 4×100-meter medley relay (short course). […]

Missy Franklin 2012

Missy Franklin is our 2012 Colorado Sportswoman of the Year! She is a five-time medalist (three gold, one silver, one bronze) at the World Aquatics Championships and a two-time silver medalist at the World Short Course Championships. As part of the American team, she holds the world record in the 4×100-meter medley relay (short course). […]

Alana Nichols 2011

Alana Nichols is our 2011 Colorado Sportswoman of the Year! Alana was an accomplished softball player in high school when, in the winter of 2000, she broke her back in a snowboarding accident. It left her paralyzed from the waist down. That’s an incredibly challenging lifestyle change especially when you are a senior in high […]

Jenny Barringer 2010

2010 Colorado Sportswoman of the Year Jenny Barringer had a year to remember, setting six NCAA records and seven CU records and was awarded several top honors in the process. In December, she won the inaugural USTFCCCA’s The Bowerman award, which recognizes annually the most outstanding collegiate male and female track & field athlete. Barringer […]

Erin Popovich 2009

Erin Popovich set 20 new swimming records at the 2008 Summer Paralympic games in Beijing last September. She won four gold medals and two silver medals, breaking two world records (200m individual medley and 100m breaststroke) and two Paralympic records (100m and 400m freestyle). She won three gold medals and three silver medals while setting […]

Katie Uhlaender 2008

Nationally, worldwide, Katie Uhlaender is the absolute best skeleton racer there is. And, that makes her Colorado’s Sportswoman of the Year. Skeleton is that “gentle” winter sport where competitors fling themselves on a little sled and race down an icy track, head first, at speeds up to 80-miles-an-hour. Uhlaender is a 2-time World Cup champion […]

Melanie Troxel 2007

Colorado’s top female athletes and contributors to women’s athletics, selected by a panel of sportswriters and sportscasters from around the state, were honored by Sportswomen of Colorado at the 33rd annual awards banquet on March 11th, 2006. Th 2007 Sportswoman of the Year winner is the fastest woman in auto racing, NHRA drag racer Melanie […]

Abby Waner 2006

“This year’s Sportswoman of the Year winner is former ThunderRidge High School basketball star and current Duke University freshman standout Abby Waner. Waner, who has no trouble putting the ball in the basket led the state in scoring in her senior year at ThunderRidge with a 31.0-point average. She travelled to Tunisia where she helped […]