Outstanding sports achievement during the year by an individual or a team from the Madison area.
2023 – Jerry Kaminski, Sun Prairie East Football; Jack Madoch, Middleton High School Swimmmer; Teagan Mallegni, McFarland High School Girls Basketball; Izzi Stricker, Waunakee High School Golfer; McKenna Warnock, University of Iowa Women’s Basketball
2022 – Drew Bennett, Memorial Diver; Jackson Mankowski, LaFollette Wrestling; Curtrell Robinson, LaFollette Boys Basketball Coach
2021 – Not awarded due to COVID
2018 – Kendall Gretsch, Olympic Golf Medalist; Becca Hamilton, Olympic Curler; Keshawn Justice, Madison East Basketball player; Becky Klongland, UW Golfer; Kelly Rodriguez, Edgewood swimmer; Nina Roth, Olympic Curler; Drew Scharenbrock, Sun Prairie wrestler
2017 – Kelly Chadesh/Ben McDade, Monona Grove Swimming; Jada Dayne, University of Michigan Soccer; Tom Kaufman, Madison West Cross Country; Chris Knight, Madison Memorial Basketball; Ginger Lingard, Madison Edgewood diver; Chris Zwettler, Madison Edgewood Athletics
2016 – Finn Gessner, Madison LaFollette Cross Country and Track Athlete; Julie Grutzner, Oregon Girls Soccer Coach; Dan Koch, UW Women’s Hockey Coach; Grace Mueller, Verona basketball, track & volleyball athlete; Beata Nelson, Verona girls swimmer; Justin Temprano, Madison Memorial boys swimmer
2015 – Amy Davis, Edgewood Cross Country and Track Athlete; Paul Eckerle, Madison Memorial Boys Swim Coach; Peggy Gierhart, Edgewood Girls Golf Coach; Martha Koller-Faust, Mt. Horeb Gymnastics Coach; Todd Nesheim, Mount Horeb Boys Basketball Coach; Bo Ryan, UW Men’s Basketball Coach
2014 – Kelly Lagman, Edgewood High School Tennis Coach; Joel Marshall, Verona Boys Hockey Coach; Toby Parker, Madison College Women’s Volleyball Coach; Derek Scheer, Edgewood High School Swimming Coach; Jeff Sauer, Olympic Sled Hockey Coach; Gary Thorton, Edgewood High School Track Coach
2013 – Tony Butler, Sun Prairie High School baseball player; Nate Hoffman, Sun Prairie High School baseball player; James Conner, Monona Grove High School football player; Nick Menninga, Madison Memorial High School swimmer; Josh Williams, Edgewood College track and cross country runner; Madison West cross country team and coach Tim Kaufman.WIAA Division 1 champions.
2012 – Chandler Diffee, Madison La Follette High School cross country champion; Derek Straus, Waunakee High School football and hockey player; Ivan Bruner, 85+ age division winner at the International Masters Racquetball tournament; Former UW men’s hockey coach Jeff Sauer, coach of United States sled hockey team led team to second straight world championship; Madison Edgewood girls soccer team, won 2011 WIAA Division 2 state title; Madison Memorial boys swimming team won WIAA Division 1 title for second year in a row and 12th time overall.
2011 – Pat Rice, Waunakee High School head football coach; Aja Van Hout, Madison East High School swimmer; Steve Collins, Madison Memorial High School boys basketball coach; Meghan Duggan, University of Wisconsin women’s hockey player; Luke Russell, Verona High School track and field athlete; Chelsea Hoff, UW-LaCrosse and former Middleton High School swimmer.
2010 – Blake Geoffrion, UW hockey player and Hobey Baker Award Winner; Kassy McCarthy, Wauankee High School football kicker; Rich Cleveland, retired after 22 years as Madison East boys basketball coach; Shana Martin, logroller who took first place in the Boom Run Championships, Boom Run Midwest Championships, Boom Run STIHL Timbersports Series, and Log Rolling Midwest Championships in 2009; Leighton Settle, Madison West All State, All City and City Player of the Year; Edgewood High School athletics, produced four state champions; boys and girls golf, baseball, and girls soccer.
2009 – Madison Memorial Boys basketball coach Steve Collins (guided Spartans to 2009 WIAA DI Basketball title). Madison East swimmer Ruby Martin (50 & 100 yard freestyle winner at 2008 WIAA Girls Swimming & Diving championships). Madison West cross country athlete Brett Kelly (DI runner up at 2008 WIAA Cross Country championship). Wisconsin Badger men’s and women’s lightweight rowing teams (won national championships in 2008 season). Wisconsin Heights Girls Volleyball team (2008 WIAA D3 State Champions). Deb McCormick, curler (skip of curling team that won U.S. trials and qualified for 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada)
2008 – Madison Memorial H.S. Athletics, DeForest H.S. Girls Swimming, Madison East H.S. Girls Swimming,
Madison Edgewood H.S. Girls Golf, Madison LaFollette H.S. Boys Cross Country, McFarland H.S. Boys Swimming, Steve Stricker
2005 – Maureen Brunt, Madison Edgewood H.S. Baseball, Madison Edgewood H.S. Girls Golf, Ryan Jefferson,
Madison Memorial H.S. Boys Basketball, Madison Memorial H.S. Boys Swimming, Nick VanSicklin, Mike Vergeront