Katie Flood:MTR Sports Star of the Year!

BREAKING NEWS!
Katie Flood-Dowling Catholic-Washington©Jim Kirby

Katie Flood-Dowling Catholic-Washington
©Jim Kirby

Katie Flood had a phenomenal 2012, no doubt about it.  She anchored the University of Washington Distance Medley Relay team to an NCAA title in March and came back in June to win the NCAA 1500 meter run title on her “home track” at Drake Stadium.

Now Flood, former Dowling Drake Relays and State champion, will take part in a red carpet affair and possibly receive more honors for her 2012 accomplishments as she was chosen as a finalist for the Western Sports Star of the Year.
The star studded evening begins at 5:30 PT (7:30 CT) this evening with a VIP reception followed by the awards show and then an after party at Seattle’s Hard Rock Cafe.
Our man Mike Jay is  in Seattle this weekend to announce the University of Washington Invitational.  Although Katie Flood is not competing this weekend, he was able to catch up with her for a minute and asked her about tonight’s awards ceremony:
“In regard to the awards ceremony, I am honored to even be considered for the award considering all of the achievements of other well-deserving athletes. I’m thankful for the opportunity and especially thankful to those who have helped me find success along the way”, Katie Flood.
 78th Annual MTR Western Sports Star of the Year

The 78th Annual MTR Western Sports Star of the Year will be back at Benaroya Hall January 25, 2013.  Created by Royal Brougham and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1936, this event has celebrated the achievements of Washington sports for nearly eight decades.

The event features a pre-show reception and silent auction where attendees are invited to mingle with special guests, nominees, honorees and past winners.  The Reception is followed by the Award Show that showcases the phenomenal athletes, coaches, executives, philanthropists, and stories of 2012. Participating this year will be individuals including Adrian Hanauer, Edgar Martinez, Bob Rondeau, Lenny Wilkens, Drew Bledsoe, Queen Underwood, Spencer Haywood, Andre Kajlich, and many more.

Live music at the Award Show and at the Stella Artois After Party @ Hard Rock Cafe by Coldnote.

NOMINEES

Female Sports Star of the Year:

• Ariana Kukors (USA swimming)
• Mary Whipple (USA rowing)
• Katie Flood (University of Washington cross country and track)
• Marti Malloy (USA judo)
• Jennie Reed (USA cycling)

Male Sports Star of the Year:

• Nathan Adrian (USA Swimming)
• Austin Seferian-Jenkins (University of Washington football)
• Chris Williams (University of Washington golf)
• Drew Snider (University of Maryland lacrosse)
• David DeCastro (Stanford University football)

Professional Sports Star of the Year:

• Alex Morgan (Sounders Women FC)
• Marshawn Lynch (Seattle Seahawks)
• Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC)
• Kasey Kahne (NASCAR)
• Ryan Villopoto (Supercross)

Sports Story of the Year:

• The Mariners’ Felix Hernandez throws perfect game.
• The University of Washington men’s rowing completes unbeaten season and sweeps the IRA Championships.
• Montesano High football goes from fire to state title.
• Bellevue High football wins 10th state championship.
• The Western Washington University basketball team wins the Division II national championship.

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