Marcia Neville worked in Colorado sports broadcasting for 26 years. When she was hired in 1983, she was Colorado’s first female television sports journalist. Marcia was known as the “Prep Sports Specialist” at CBS4-TV and as host of the “Prep Zone” at Fox31. In addition to reporting on high school athletes, she helped shine the media spotlight on girls and women in sports and hosted the award-winning series of “Colorado Sportswomen” quarterly women’s sports specials. Marcia was honored twice with the Sportswomen of Colorado (SWOC) Media Award and is on the selection committees for both SWOC and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. Marcia is a graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, and her degree is in Radio & Television. She’s been inducted into several halls of fame including the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA), Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports (CCGS), and the Metro League. Most recently, Marcia worked for the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus in several communications roles. Marcia enjoys cycling, skiing, and playing bad golf! She’s married and travels with her husband as often as she can.
Susie Wargin is a long-time Colorado media personality, and an avid cyclist and runner. In 2015, she and her Love, Sweat & Gears women’s cycling team received a Sportswomen of Colorado award for their 2015 efforts in the grueling Race Across America. She’s a member of awards selection committees for both Sportswomen of Colorado the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. Susie grew up in Broomfield and received her Speech Communications degree from Colorado State University (CSU). Her media career began on Christmas Day in 1992 when she took a DJ shift that no one else wanted at Channel 93.3 (KTCL-FM). From there, she worked as a midday DJ at KBPI and began her sports career doing updates for “The Zoo” on KOA radio. Eventually she became KOA’s first full-time female sports reporter. Susie made her move to television at 9News where she hosted the “Prep Rally” and the “Sonny Lubick Show” before becoming the weekday morning sports anchor. These days Susie is a successful RE/MAX Realtor, but she still finds time for broadcasting. She’s the Denver Broncos’ sideline reporter for the KOA Broncos Radio Network and midday DJ at 103.5 The Fox. Susie is married with two young adult children. She enjoys competing in running and biking events and spending time with her family.
Annie has been involved with sports all her life. She’s coached and continues to coach, been an athletic administrator at the collegiate level, worked in sports marketing, produced events, volunteered at events, and was a collegiate athlete and continues to be an active competitive athlete. Annie has coached athletes from the age of 4 to 65 plus. Sports include soccer, ice hockey, basketball and triathlon.
She earned her B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Denver. Annie played on a number of teams at the University of Denver including field hockey and basketball. Annie was directly involved in ensuring women’s athletics became formally recognized as varsity intercollegiate sports at the University of Denver.
Sarah Thomas is an open-water ultra-marathon swimmer. She’s also a breast cancer survivor. In 2019, Sarah splashed her way to an inspiring and incredible come back from breast cancer surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. She took on the English Channel and made history as the only swimmer to cross the channel four straight times. Sarah completed her amazing swimming just 54 hours. That’s 84 miles, not counting powerful tides, currents and swells, in 64-degree-saltwater, no flotation device, no wetsuit, no stopping—for just over two straight days! That’s how a Sportswoman of Colorado Sportswoman of the Year fights back.
Runner Dani Jones is the latest in a long list of outstanding female runners to compete for the University of Colorado Boulder (CU). In 2020, Dani was named National Female Indoor Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track, Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA). She ran the fastest mile time in the nation and the third-fastest 5,000-meter time. During her Buffs career, she won four NCAA Division I championships including cross country and the 5,000. She holds two school records and is a 12-time All-America. Dani’s sights are now set on the Olympic Trials and the postponed 2021Tokyo Olympic Games.