The area-wide awards show — presented by Richmond Region Tourism Foundation, Rosie’s Gaming Emporium, and Colonial Downs — celebrates individuals and teams with ties to the Richmond region that won big and made significant impacts on the community.
The finalists have already been announced and fan voting is open. The ceremony is set for Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Altria Theater. It’ll be co-hosted by Washington Commanders great Ryan Kerrigan. Get tickets or plan to tune in to CBS6 at that time.
Here are the nominees for the big awards, with links — if you want to review the stats before you vote.
Female Athlete of the Year
- Bridget Wilson, Douglas Freeman High School Lacrosse
- Emma Langley, USA Cycling
- Lindsey Frank, University of Richmond Lacrosse & Field Hockey
- Najlaa Williams, Virginia State University Volleyball
Male Athlete of the Year
- Armando Bacot, University of North Carolina Basketball
- Emiliano Terzaghi, Richmond Kickers
- Jada Byers, Virginia Union University Football
- Justin Verlander, New York Mets
Team of the Year
- Randolph Macon Men’s Basketball | 2022 DIII national champions
- Richmond Kickers | USL League One regular season champions
- VCU Women’s Tennis | Won their fourth consecutive A10 conference championship
Coach of the Year
- Chris Mooney, University of Richmond Men’s Basketball
- Darren Sawatzky, Richmond Kickers
- Loren Johnson, Highland Springs High School Football