Awards

Minnesota Finishes Perfect Season; Repeats as NCAA Women’s Hockey Champ

The Gophers women’s hockey team’ finished a perfect 41-0 season, extended their winning streak to 49 games, and defended their 2011-12 Frozen Four championship. With the Gophers looking to complete an undefeated season with the NCAA championship, a sellout crowd at Ridder Arena in Minneapolis watched Patty Kazmaier Award winner Amanda Kessel tally two goals and …

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Gabby Douglas Wins AP Female Athlete of the Year

Sixteen year-old Gabby Douglas has become a worldwide star since winning the Olympic all-around title in London, the first African-American gymnast to claim gymnastics’ biggest prize. And now she has earned another honor. Douglas was selected The Associated Press’ female athlete of the year, edging out swimmer Missy Franklin in a vote by U.S. editors …

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Glamour Magazine Honors Female Olympians

Glamour Magazine celebrates the 2012 “Women of the Year” in its current issue and  features a range of gold-medal winning female Olympians. Following their impressive  performances at the London Games over the summer, honorees include the “Fab Five” U.S. women’s gymnastic team, swimmer Missy Franklin, martial artist Kayla Harrison, sprinter Allyson Felix and soccer player …

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Basketball Player Breanna Stewart Wins 2012 Gatorade AOY Award

Incoming UConn freshman Breanna Stewart was selected as the country’s top female prep athlete at the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year ceremony Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Stewart joins Tina Charles (2005-06) and Maya Moore (2006-07) as past incoming UConn women’s basketball players who have received this prestigious award. Stewart was among six …

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Sarah Burke to be inducted into Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

Freestyle ski pioneer Sarah Burke never got to compete in an Olympics in the discipline she helped drive mainstream and into the Games, but her efforts are being recognized by the Canadian Olympic Committee. The Vancouver Sun has learned that Burke — a Squamish resident who tragically died in January nine days after sustaining critical …

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U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012

The fans have spoken! Congratulations Gail Devers (track & field), Jean Driscoll (paralympic track & field), Gary Hall, Jr., Lisa Fernandez (softball), Kristine Lilly (soccer), Dan O’Brien, Jenny Thompson (swimming), the 2004 U.S. Olympic Women’s Softball Team, Ed Temple, James Connolly and Ted Stevens. All were recognized today as the USOC and Allstate Insurance unveiled …

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Surprise Guest Hope Solo at Conga Room in LA #womenandsport

  USWNT goalkeeper Hope Solo, looking stunning in an orange gown, made a surprise appearance at L.A. Live’s Conga Room during the 5th IOC Women and Sports Confab Friday night.  Here she is talking to Michelle Kwan, co-chair of the event and winner of one of the evening’s awards.   Jennie Finch,  Michelle Kwan,  Nadia …

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