Winners from the 2016 Sport Star of the Year Awards
Here are the list of winners from the 2016 MTR Western Sports Star of the Year Awards.
Male sports star of the year: Michael Bennett, Seahawks.
Other nominees: Clint Dempsey, Sounders FC; Nelson Cruz, Mariners; Luke Falk, Washington State University; Pete Fewing, Seattle University soccer; Cheng-Tsung Pan, University of Washington golf.
Female sports star of the year: Megan Rapinoe, Seattle Reign FC.
Other nominees: Jewell Lloyd, Seattle Storm; Mary Lou Mulfur, UW golf; Kelsey Plum, UW basketball; Lianna Sybeldon, UW volleyball; Kamilah Williamson, Special Olympics swimmer.
Sports story of the year: UW men’s crew rows to fifth straight national title.
Other nominees: Chambers Bay hosts U.S. Open, Seahawks rally to win NFC Championship, Reign repeat as regular-season champions, UW volleyball, Hisashi Iwakuma throws Mariners’ fifth-ever no-hitter.
Royal Brougham Award (lifetime achievement): Warren Moon, former UW quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Fame member.
Paul Allen Award (given for philanthropic contribution): Ginger Ackerley, wife of former Seattle Supersonics owner Barry Ackerley.
Keith Jackson Award (given to media member for excellence in communicating sports stories of the state): Kevin Calabro, former voice of the Supersonics and 710 ESPN Seattle host.
The Wayne Gittinger Inspirational Youth Award: Katie Collier, center for the UW women’s basketball team.