Cincinnati Women’s Sports Association honors local female athletes and advocates

Videos by Madison Schmidt

The 24th annual Cincinnati Women’s Sports Association Annual Awards dinner honored 27 female athletes and women’s sports advocates on Monday at Xavier University featuring Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg. The event was presented by Oxford Physical Therapy and Flying Pig Marathon.

The 2017 Honorees are featured with video capsules:

Collegiate Honorees

Abby Owings, Thomas More College, 2017 Collegiate Player of the Year in Basketball

Pei Lin, Miami University, 2017 Collegiate Player of the Year in Diving

Taylor Shuey, Miami University, 2017 Collegiate Player of the Year in Softball

Laura Felix, Thomas More College, 2017 Collegiate Player of the Year in Soccer

Jacqueline Keire, University of Cincinnati, 2017 Collegiate Player of the Year in Swimming

Sydney Liggins, Xavier University, 2017 Collegiate Player of the Year in Tennis

Annette Echikunwoke, University of Cincinnati, 2017 Collegiate Player of the Year in Track & Field

Jordan Thompson, University of Cincinnati, 2017 Collegiate Player of the Year in Volleyball

High School Honorees

Elle Buffenbarger, Mason High School, 2017 High School Player of the Year in Softball

Hayley Bush, Ryle High School, 2017 High School Player of the Year in Volleyball

J’Alyiea Smith, Withrow High School, 2017 High School Player of the Year in Track & Field

Samantha Bush, Turpin High School, 2017 High School Player of the Year in Cross Country

Sophie Gorman, McNicholas High School, 2017 High School Player of the Year in Soccer

Ally Niece, Simon Kenton High School, 2017 High School Player of the Year in Basketball

Allison Bloebaum, Mason High School, 2017 High School Player of the Year in Swimming

Natalia Sompolvorachai, Lakota West High School, 2017 High School Player of the Year in Golf

Emily Thomas, Princeton High School, 2017 High School Player of the Year in Tennis

Audrey Wilson, Seven Hills, 2017 High School Player of the Year in Bowling

Special Designation Honorees

Susan Lipnickey, Xavier University, 2017 Huisman Administrator of the Year

Bill Keating Jr., KMK Law, 2017 Donna DeVarona Spirit Award

Emma Savarese, Ursuline Academy, 2017 Lauren Hill Courage Award

Iris Simpson Bush, Flying Pig Marathon, 2017 Lifetime of Service to Women’s Sports Award

Coach of the Year

Susan Seaton, University of Cincinnati, 2017 College Coach of the Year (Track & Field)