Jayne Gibson – 1977

The year 1977 meant much more to Jayne Gibson than the Bronco’s first trip to the Super Bowl. She was busy writing a little history of her own, leading her Arvada West Wildcat volleyball team to the Class AAA state high school championship. She also directed her Rocky Mountain AAU team, the Colorado Suns, to the National Junior Olympic finals in June.

After being named to the all-league and all-state teams, she was voted the most valuable player in the state tournament. The Colorado Sidelines awarded her player of the year, and Jayne was named the best hitter/blocker in the RMAAU qualifying tournament in Boulder.

This multi-lettered sports competitor also excelled as a sprinter, hurdler and high jumper on Arvada West’s Class AAA state championship track and field team. She ran the second leg on the record setting 440-yard foursome.

Then, of course, she somehow found the time and energy to play basketball. She led the Wildcats into the state championships in 1977. Jayne will certainly remember 1977 as her own Super Bowl year of accomplishments.

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