The group will honor 45of Colorado's top female athletes and contributors to women's athletics at its 39th annual Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center. Susie Wargin and Marcia Neville will present the awards with special guest Olympian Missy Franklin.
University of Colorado athlete Emma Coburn will enter the organization's hall of fame by earning her third award this year. She is being honored for her efforts at the London Olympics.
Coburn's teammate, Shalaya Kipp, who also ran the 3,000-meter steeplechase in London, is being honored for her collegiate efforts in 2012 for the Buffs.
CU's Chucky Jeffery is being honored as the top women's college basketball player in the state and Buff Emily Talley the top golfer.
Former CU skier Katie Hartman will be given the comeback award after bouncing back from knee surgery.
Local prep athletes also garnered plenty of attention.
Legacy's Kailey Edwards (basketball), Niwot's Elise Cranny (cross country), Emma Lazaroff of Centaurus (lacrosse), Belle Morel of Peak to Peak (soccer) and Silver Creek's Valarie Allman (track and field) will all be honored.
Fairview graduate Meili Carpenter will also be honored for her contributions in the sport of diving as an athlete and a coach.
The presentation of the Sportswoman of the Year Award to the state's most outstanding athlete for her 2012 achievements will also be awarded.
All award winners were chosen by a media panel from a pool of more that 70 nominated candidates. The complete list of 2013 winners follows.
2013 Sportswomen of Colorado
Basketball -- Chucky Jeffery, University of Colorado
Basketball -- Kailey Edwards, Legacy
Mountain Biking -- Georgia Gould, Ft. Collins
Paralympic Cycling -- Allison Jones, Colorado Springs
Coach -- Todd Schmitz, Colorado Stars
Cross Country -- Elise Cranny, Niwot
Diving -- Alexa Beckwith, St. Mary's Academy
Diving -- Meili Carpenter, Fairview grad
Field Hockey -- Julia Murphy, Colorado Academy
Golf -- Emily Talley, University of Colorado
Gymnastics -- Keri Peel, Rocky Mountain
Gymnastics -- Moriah Martin, University of Denver
Lacrosse -- Emma Lazaroff, Centaurus
Lacrosse -- Kate Henrich, University of Denver
Road running -- Heather Utrata, Englewood
Trail running -- Kim Dobson, Grand Junction
Alpine skiing -- Mikaela Shiffrin, Burke Mountain Academy
Soccer -- Kristen Hamilton, University of Denver
Soccer -- Belle Morel, Peak to Peak Charter School
Softball -- Molly Clark, Metro State University
Softball -- Cassidy Smith, Loveland
Swimming -- Bonnie Brandon, Cherry Creek
Tennis -- Alexa Glatch, Centennial
Tennis -- Jessika Mozia, Colorado Tennis Academy
Track and field -- Janay DeLoach-Soukup
Track and field -- Shalaya Kipp, University of Colorado
Track and field -- Emma Coburn, University of Colorado
Track and field -- Valarie Allman, Silver Creek
Track and field -- Abigail Simpson, Pueblo County
Triathlon -- Taylor Fogg, Pine Creek
Triathlon -- Mary Beth Ellis, Superior
Volleyball -- Haleigh Washington, Doherty
Volleyball -- Ariel Turner, Purdue
Wrestling -- Adeline Grey, Colorado Springs
Wrestling -- Cody Pfau, Grand Valley
All-Around -- Annie Kunz, Texas A&M
All-Around high school -- Taylor Leyva, Pueblo West
Comeback -- Katie Hartman, University of Colorado
Career Achievement -- Scott Irving, United State Air Force Academy
Dorothy Mauk Pioneer -- Jane Wahl, University of Colorado
Leadership -- Jasmine Cervantes, Metro State University
Promising -- Brickelle Bro, Rock Canyon
Perseverance -- Faimie Kingsley, University of Denver
Spirit -- Love, Sweat & Gears cycling team
Trailblazer -- Chris Beal, Lakewood