We promote, honor, and empower Colorado girls and women in sport. DONATE GET INVOLVED Mikaela Shiffrin 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 Sportswoman of the Year Beatrix Hatz 2018 Track Honoree Katherine Fankhouser 2019 Kayaking Honoree Megan Rielly 2018 Skiing Freeride Honoree

Sportswomen of Colorado

Welcome to Our Team!

Back in 1975, Sportswomen of Colorado made history as the first organization in the country to honor the achievements of female athletes on a statewide level.

Celebration Banquet

Today, our annual Awards Celebration Banquet continues to promote and honor girls and women in sport with the biggest and arguable the most inspirational women’s sports recognition event in the state. We honor an average of forty athletes, coaches and contributors each year, including Olympians like Mikaela Shiffrin, Missy Franklin, and Dorothy Hamill, high school and college all-stars, and even great-grandmothers!


Your award nominations are welcome year-around. The annual deadline is December 31.

Sports Camps and Clinics

We empower the next generation by funding a girls sports camp scholarship program as well as pairing collegiate women’s sports teams with local elementary schools to conduct sports clinics.


Save the Date: March 17, 2024 – Sportswomen of Colorado’s 50th Annual Award Celebration

Denver, Colorado – Sportswomen of Colorado is thrilled to announce the upcoming celebration of its 50th annual award ceremony, slated for March 17, 2024. This landmark event promises to be a monumental occasion, honoring, promoting, and empowering Colorado girls and women in sports.

A Legacy of Empowerment and Excellence

For half a century, Sportswomen of Colorado has been at the forefront of championing women’s participation in sports across the state. The 50th annual award celebration stands as a testament to the organization’s unwavering commitment to the advancement of female athletes, coaches, and contributors. The event will bring together athletes, coaches, advocates, and supporters, all dedicated to fostering a culture of equality and achievement in the world of sports.

Honoring Pioneers and Role Models

At the heart of this celebration lies the recognition of over 40 remarkable women athletes, coaches and contributors who have left an indelible mark on female athletics in every sport category………

Jennifer Kupcho Named the 2022 Sportswoman of the Year

Jennifer Kupcho, a star on the LPGA tour, has been named the 2022 Colorado Sportswoman of the Year. Kupcho, who grew up in Westminster, CO and attended Jefferson Academy, is being recognized for her outstanding achievements in golf over the past year.

Celebrating Success in Colorado

The 49th Annual Awards Celebration was truly a night to remember as Sportswomen of Colorado honored high school National Players of the Year, collegiate National Champions, Academic All-Americans, professional MVPs, World Champions, coaches with 800+ wins, and an organization which led the movement to create over 500 sports opportunities for girls.

There were over 400 people in attendance as 9NEWS Sports Reporter Arielle Orsuto kicked off the night welcoming everybody and highlighted the impact Board of Director and treasurer, Lynn Barczuk, has made to Sportswomen of Colorado for over 20 years.

Northridge Elementary Students Cheer on DU Women’s Basketball

A group of 50 students from Northridge Elementary School in the St. Vrain Valley School District recently attended the University of Denver women’s basketball girls and women in sport day, sponsored by Sportswomen of Colorado. The University of Denver provided the tickets and entertainment as the kids were able to cheer on the ladies to a 69-60 win over Kansas City. The event, which was held at the University of Denver’s Ritchie Center, aimed to empower and inspire young kids to pursue college and their passions in sports and physical activity.

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Sportswomen of Colorado
P.O. Box 261023
Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 331-0376

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