As part of the Northern Colorado Sports Awards program, the Coloradoan is honoring varsity athletes every week.
You can nominate an athlete who had a great performance — be it in the long jump, on the basketball court or in the swimming pool. All varsity sports participants can be honored as Athletes of the Week.
We will name a male and female athlete each week. Honorees will be featured Tuesdays in the Coloradoan newspaper and online. They’ll also receive a special surprise from the Coloradoan at their school.
NOMINATE: Athlete of the Week nomination form
The Northern Colorado Sports Awards program will honor more than 450 student-athletes and will culminate in an end-of-the-year celebration. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will be the keynote speaker.
He’ll share his stories of success — and lessons learned — with students, coaches and the many people who support our high school athletes, including parents and grandparents, and brothers and sisters.
At the end of each season, we’ll name Northern Colorado All-Area teams. The teams will be determined by Coloradoan sports staff, who will consider team and individual performances, nominations from coaches and athletic directors, and nominations for Athlete of the Week.
Those who are honored on Northern Colorado All-Area first and second teams will be invited to join Peyton Manning at the Northern Colorado Sports Awards program on May 17. Thanks to support from local businesses, the student-athletes will enjoy an evening of celebration, including Manning, music and dinner — all at no cost.
Keynote speaker: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos quarterback
Who: More than 450 high school students from across Northern Colorado
When: May 17, 2015
Tickets: Athletes honored receive free entry. The event is open to the public, and ticket information will be available at a later date at Coloradoan.com.
Throughout the school year, The Coloradoan will select Northern Colorado teams in the following sports: football; softball; boys tennis; girls tennis; baseball; boys cross-country; girls cross-country; boys track; girls track; boys basketball; girls basketball; boys swimming; girls swimming; boys golf; girls golf; volleyball; boys soccer; girls soccer; gymnastics; field hockey; wrestling; hockey; lacrosse.
The Northern Colorado region includes the following high schools: Berthoud; Campion; Dayspring Christian; Eaton; Estes Park; Fort Collins; Fossil Ridge; Frontier Academy; Greeley Central; Greeley West; Heritage Christian; Highland; Liberty Common; Loveland; Mountain View; Northridge; Poudre; Resurrection Christian; Rocky Mountain; Roosevelt; Thompson Valley; Union Colony; University; Windsor.