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CDSWOY Awards Gala August 8 at Proctors

ALBANY, NY – The 2022 Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala will take place on Monday, August 8, 2022, at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady, NY. The event will begin at 7:00 p.m.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year program (CDSWOY) honors 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. Ticket information will be announced later this summer.

CDSWOY conducted voting from a committee of media professionals at a press conference, and the selections will be announced throughout June and July.

At the press conference, CDSWOY announced that the virtual guest speaker for the Awards Gala will be U.S. Olympian Lindsey Jacobellis.

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. McDowell is a veteran of collegiate and professional sports communications.

“As many scholastic and collegiate student-athletes returned to the playing arena, our pool of candidates is truly breathtaking,” said McDowell. “We look forward to our summer announcements capped off by a memorable evening of honors and entertainment at Proctors in August.”

Candidates for CDSWOY recognition come from institutions in Section II in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and colleges that 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 2022 CDSWOY Awards Gala at Proctors will feature three collegiate and 10 scholastic honorees, with a Grand Collegiate Sports Woman of the Year and Grand Scholastic Sports Woman of the Year announced that evening.

Capital District Sports Women of the Year 2022 Schedule of Announcements

The announcements of the 2022 Capital District Sports Women of the Year honorees will take place during the months of June and July prior to the Awards Gala on August 8 at Proctors. Announcements will be made on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from June 20 to July 18, at 3:00 PM Eastern time on

Here is the schedule for the 2022 announcements:

  • June 20 – High School Honoree
  • July 6 – College Honoree
  • June 22 – High School Honoree
  • July 8 – High School Honoree
  • June 24 – High School Honoree
  • July 11 – High School Honoree
  • June 27 – College Honoree
  • July 13 – High School Honoree
  • June 29 – High School Honoree
  • July 15 – College Honoree
  • July 1 – High School Honoree
  • July 18 – High School Honoree
  • July 4 – High School Honoree
  • August 8 – Grand Scholastic Woman of the Year and Grand Collegiate Woman of the Year (at Awards Gala)