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Cindy Hill 1975

How did a 26-year-old golfer from Colorado Springs gain the distinction of being Sportswomen of Colorado’s inaugural Sportswoman of the Year? She collected a lot of trophies. In 1974, Cindy won the revered USGA Women’s Amateur Championship, played on the winning Curtis Cup Team, played on the winning World Cup Team and captured the World Cup individual title. She also was Broadmoor Invitational runner-up. The Curtis Cup appointment was the second of four the University of Miami grad would...

Dorothy Hamill 1976

The “Hamill Camel” and the “Hamill Haircut” were household words in the mid-1970s. Both were creations of Olympic figure skating champion Dorothy Hamill, who was applauded at competitions or exhibitions in nearly 20 nations by the age of 20. Between 1969 and 1975, Dorothy won 15 major competitions, including the 1969 National Novice Ladies Championship, the 1971 International Grand Prix in St. Gervais, France, and the 1971 Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, West Germany. She captured North...

Debbie Willcox 1977

She had taken up gymnastics just four years earlier, but the skills she had acquired served Debbie well in 1976. Obviously a quick learner, she already was a Top 10 finisher in the Elite Class of U.S. Gymnastics Federation competition and had competed with the fourth-place U.S. team in the 1975 Pan-American Games. At the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal, however, the Littleton High School senior played a major role in upgrading her nation’s international gymnastics image by finishing 10 places...

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