Governor's State of Sport Awards
Photos by Ray Taggart
Governor Gary Herbert presented awards to Utah's top athletes at the Governor's State of Sport Awards luncheon, held April 16 at the Zions Bank Basketball Center. This year's guest speaker was tennis legend, Andre Agassi. Nearly 50,000 votes were cast online to pick the winners, which included athletes, coaches and those who support Utah's sports industry. In addition to the winning nominees, ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson was named Olympian of the Year, Spencer F. Eccles was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the USSA was named Partner of the Year.
2013 Winners: High School Male Athlete—Nick Emery, basketball, Lone Peak High School; High School Female Athlete—Taylor Calton, tennis, Lone Peak High School; College Male Athlete—Chuckie Keeton, football, USU; College/Pro Female Athlete—Corrie Lothrop, gymnastics, U of U; Professional Male Athlete—Nick Rimando, soccer, Real Salt Lake; Coach of the Year—Gary Andersen, football, USU; Team of the Year—Lone Peak High School Men's Basketball; Event of the Year—BYU Women's Soccer reaches Elite 8; Highlight of the Year—Nick Rimando stops Seattle
Photo: Jeff Robbins, BG Dallen Atack, Nick Emery (High School Male Athlete, Lone Peak High School), Andre Agassi, Governor Herbert, Patrick Kinahan