Matt Hawkins with the Bloomington-Normal Sports Commission and Jill Speer Heartland/Area 6 Director for Special Olympics Illinois introduce the finalists for the 2013 State Farm Student Athlete Recognition Banquet. (Photo by Laura Ewan/WJBC)
By Eric Stock
BLOOMINGTON - McLean County's top high school athletes, coaches, teams and events are being honored as the Bloomington Normal Sports Commission has named its finalists for the 6th annual State Farm Student Athlete Recognition Banquet.
Organizer Matt Hawkins said the awards have become highly competitive.
"We received a huge amount of nominations this year. The quality and the quantity of nominations coming in from our athletic directors and coaches was outstanding," Hawkins said.
Here are the 2013 finalists:
Sports Event of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Special Olympics Female Athlete
Special Olympics Male Athlete
Female Team of the Year
Male Team of the Year
Coach of the Year, Female Sport
Coach of the Year, Male Sport
Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
Female Athlete of the Year
Male Athlete of the Year
Winners will be announced at the banquet on June 20 at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Bloomington. You can get ticket information by calling the Bloomington Normal Convention and Visitors Bureau at (309) 665-0033 or visiting www.bloomingtonnormalcvb.org.
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