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Rylee Dunbar named to Capital District Sports Women of the Year Class of 2023

ALBANY, NY – Rylee Dunbar, a senior at Corinth High School, has been named as one of the 10 scholastic award recipients for 2023 by the Capital District Sports Women of the Year organization.

Rylee, who competes in cross country, basketball, soccer and track & field, will be recognized at the Capital District Sports Women of the Year Awards Gala on Monday, August 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the GE Theatre at Proctors in Schenectady. Ticket information is to be announced.

The Capital District Sports Women of the Year organization (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. More information is provided at the website:

Academically, Rylee has been a member of the National honor Society in all four years at Corinth High School. She ranks eighth out of 76 students in her class. She also has been a member of the Foreign Language Honor Society for three years. Her honors include the St. Michael’s College Book Award, the Society of Women’s Engineer Award, the Saratoga County Board of Education Scholarship Award, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship Award.

Rylee holds the Corinth High School girls cross country record on the home course, and she is a member of the school record in the coed 4×400 relay. She has been a team captain for cross country, soccer and track & field. She maintained dual sport membership in the fall in soccer and cross country for all four years. During her career, Rylee was a three-time Most Outstanding Runner award recipient in cross country, a Most Improved Award honoree in varsity track & field (as a seventh grader), and a Track & Field Coaches Award recipient. The 4×400 relay team finished in third place in the Section 2 championships in her junior year.

For her honor society project, Rylee formed the “Kindness Krew,” which delivered to veterans and quarantined individuals during the pandemic. She also recognized veterans in her community by making and delivering bags and delivered ice cream to veterans and the elderly. She also has delivered poinsettias to community members during the holiday season, delivered cookies and flowers to residents of the Jesse Retirement Home, and built a small library in the community. Rylee coaches and officiated youth soccer practices and games and is a member of the Junior Choir at a local church. She donated Easter baskets to the Corinth Foreign Language Club to raise money for a trip to Europe and volunteered and fundraised for Corinth Hoops for the Holidays.

A total of 10 high school and three college female student-athletes will be honored at the August 7 event. The next recipient will be announced on July 12.

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