Sports Star of the Year Award Winners (1970-1979)

1970

Doris Brown
Heritage World Running Champion

Brown was inducted into the USATF Hall of Fame in 1990. She was the second female inducted into United States Track Coaches Hall of Fame in 1999 and was inducted into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame in 2002.

 

1971

Lynn Colella
Pan-American Games Swim Medalist

Colella won a total of three medals (two gold, one bronze) as a swimmer in the 1971 Pan-American Games. She went on to win a silver medal in the Olympics as well.

 

1971

Rick Colella
Pan-American Games Swim Medalist

Colella, like his sister Lynn, had great success at the 1971 Pan-American Games. Rick won a gold medal in the 200m breaststroke and went on to win multiple medals in the 1975 Pan-American Games.

 

1972

Tom Gorman
Davis Cup Tennis Ace

Gorman won many tennis cups and titles and holds the record for most match wins (18) by a U.S. Davis Cup captain. He is also the most current American to have won the Davis Cup as a player and a captain.

 

1973

Bill Fenton
Softball Hall of Famer

Fenton was an athletic director at Seattle University and also won over 1,200 games as a coach for various softball teams. His Federal team snagged the regional Amateur Softball Championship several times and was often in the national top 10.

 

1973

Cal Jones
UW Football All-American

 

1973

Spencer Haywood
SuperSonics All-Star

Haywood was named to the All-NBA First Team in 1972 and 1973. Haywood’s 29.2 points per game in the 1972-73 season and 13.4 rebounds per game in 1973-74 are still the single-season record averages for the SuperSonics in those categories.

1974

Earl Anthony
Bowling Superstar

Anthony amassed a total of 43 titles on the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) Tour. His ten professional major titles (six PBA National Championships, two Firestone Tournament of Champions titles, and two ABC Masters titles) are the most by any bowler.

 

1975

Marv Harshman
Pan-American Games Gold Medal Coach

Harshman compiled a 642-448 collegiate record, winning PAC-8 Coach of the Year (1976), PAC-10 Coach of the Year (1982, 1984) and Kodak Coach of the Year (1984). Harshman was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in April, 1985.

 

1976

Slick Watts
SuperSonics Star

Drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in 1973, Watts led the NBA in total assists, assists per game, total steals, steals per game, and made NBA All-Defense First-Team in 1976. Injuries curtailed   Watts’ career, however, as he played six NBA seasons before retiring.

 

1977

Warren Moon
Husky Rose Bowl Quarterback

Moon is a UW Football legend by all accounts. After leaving UW, he went on to a successful professional football career. He is one of only two people to be enshrined in both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Canadian Football Hall of Fame.

 

1978

Lenny Wilkens
Seattle SuperSonics Coach

Upon retiring, Wilkins was and still is the league’s career leader in coaching win–loss totals. He was inducted twice into the Basketball Hall of Fame, first in 1989 as a player and then later as a coach in 1998.

 

1979

Joe Steele
UW Football Rushing Leader

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