2021 Sports Awards

Recognizing local athletes and game changers

Join the Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission in celebrating our community's athletes, coaches, sports enthusiasts and influencers in a year that has seen sports modified, postponed and even cancelled. Hear from special guest speaker Dan Maloney of Premier Travel Media about the state of sports tourism.

DATE: November 3, 2021

TIME: 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

COST: FREE

VIRTUAL

 

 

Enjoy the event from the comfort of your home as we recognize all of this year's nominees! Join us live to find out who the winners are!

See the complete list of nominees below

 

Women's Sports Star of the Year (College)

Nominees must be a female athlete enrolled full-time at any time during the 2020-21 school year in a Thurston County college or a native to Thurston County. Nominees must also have participated for a minimum of one year in at least one collegiate sport, exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.

Hallie Bergford, Seattle University, Soccer (Tumwater High School)

Ally Choate, Seattle University, Softball (Yelm High School)

Kathryn Crimp, St. Martin's University, Golf

Claire Dingus, St. Martin's University, Basketball

Regie Grady, Seattle University, Track & Field (Capital High School)

Britney Patrick, St. Martin's University, Basketball

 
Men's Sports Star of the Year (College)

Nominees must be a male athlete enrolled full-time at any time during the 2020-21 school year in a Thurston County college or a native to Thurston County. Nominees must also have participated for a minimum of one year in at least one collegiate sport, exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.

Tyler Fitchett, St. Martin's University, Golf

Cade Otton, University of Washington, Football (Tumwater High School)

Michael Russell, St. Martin's University, Track & Field

Jaylen Taylor, University of Washington, Track & Field (Timberline High School)

 
Girl's Sports Star of the Year (High School)

Nominees must be a female athlete enrolled full-time in a Thurston County high school. Nominees must have participated for a minimum of one year in at least one high school sport, exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.

Sarah Boatright, Olympia High School, Soccer

Kendall Hooper, Capital High School, Soccer, Basketball, Softball

Haley McCarthy, Timberline High School, Cheerleading

Natalie Sumrok, Tumwater High School, Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field

Devyn Oestreich, Capital High School, Volleyball

Ava Wolin, Olympia High School, Basketball, Track & Field

 
Boy's Sports Star of the Year (High School)

Nominees must be a male athlete enrolled full-time in a Thurston County high school. Nominees must have participated for a minimum of one year in at least one high school sport, exemplify strong leadership, dedication and sportsmanship with good school behavior.

Ethan Coleman, Olympia High School, Cross Country, Track & Field

Jackson Grant, Olympia High School, Basketball

Treyton Moss, Timberline High School, Golf

Jeremiah Nubbe, Rainier High School, Track & Field

 
CONTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

Nominees must be passionate about the growth and success of sports in Thurston County and can include coaches, nonprofit organizations providing sports access to community individuals and/or large monetary donors to sports initiatives. Nominees must have demonstrated a commitment to sports for a minimum of one year.

John Anderson, Puget Sound Disc Golf Association

Kyle Dorsey

Kelly Golob, South Sound Roots Academy

Lyle Overbay, Tumwater High School Baseball

Jeremy Richtmyre, Capital High School Soccer

Qayi Steplight, TCE Elite

 
Sports Moment of the Year

Nominees can be a team or individual that has achieved national or local recognition for their sports moment during the 2020-21 academic year. This moment would have taken place during a play in a single game or individual match or event for an individual or team. Nominees can include individuals with inspiring stories, remarkable sports moments or outstanding performances throughout the 2020-21 season.

Capital High School Dance Team

Ethan Coleman, Track & Field

Oly Town Artesians Women's Semi-Pro Soccer

St. Martin's University Men's Golf Team

Tumwater High School Girl's Basketball Team

 
Thurston County Sports Legend

Nominees must be an individual (over the age of 18) that was born or resided in Thurston County for a minimum of five years and must be passionate about the growth and success of sports in Thurston County. The nominee must have maintained and continue to maintain ties to Thurston County through philanthropic events and/or financial donations to support sports in the community. Ideally, nominees would have played either collegiate or professional sports or had a significant impact in the Thurston County sports community.

Bob Grisham, St. Martin's University

Jack Kiley, Washington State Senior Games

Donald Kruse (Deceased)

Dwight Midles, Track & Field

 
Check out our past nominees and winners!