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Voting in, Announcements Start March 10 at 3 PM

ALBANY, NY — The Capital District Sports Women of the Year initiative conducted voting from a committee of media professionals following a press conference on March 4, 2020 at O’Toole’s Restaurant Pub, 1814 Central Ave. in Albany. The selections will be announced throughout March and into April.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year (CDSWOY) initiative will honor the best and brightest female student athletes from high schools and colleges in the Capital District of New York State. The student-athletes will be recognized for their achievements in academics, athletics and community service. The CDSWOY Awards Gala will take place at the GE Theatre at Proctors on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the Gala will go on sale on Monday, April 13 at and at the Proctors Box Office.

The CDSWOY initiative was created by Eric McDowell, President of The Eric Idea Agency, a Capital District business that provides services in public and media relations, event management and M.C. services.

A total of 94 high schools (members of Section II in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association) and 15 colleges feature athletics in the Capital District. The Athletic Director from each institution was provided the opportunity to nominate one female student-athlete for CDSWOY recognition. The CDSWOY Awards Gala at Proctors will feature three collegiate and 10 scholastic honorees, with two Grand Sports Woman of the Year honorees selected by the committee.

Capital District Sports Women of the Year 2020 Schedule of Announcements

The announcements of the 2020 Capital District Sports Women of the Year honorees will take place during the months of March and April prior to the Awards Gala on May 12 at Proctors. Announcements will be made on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from March 10 to April 7, at 3:00 PM Eastern time on The Grand recipients will be announced at the Gala.

Here is the schedule for the 2020 announcements:

  • March 10 – High School Honoree
  • March 11 – High School Honoree
  • March 12 – High School Honoree
  • March 17 – College Honoree
  • March 18 – High School Honoree
  • March 19 – High School Honoree
  • March 24 – High School Honoree
  • March 25 – College Honoree
  • March 26 – High School Honoree
  • March 31 – High School Honoree
  • April 1 – High School Honoree
  • April 2 – College Honoree
  • April 7 – High School Honoree
  • May 12 – Grand Scholastic Woman of the Year and Grand Collegiate Woman of the Year (at Gala)