Snow College freshman Kimbri Herring has been nominated in the 2016 Governor's State of Sport Awards which honors excellence in high school, amateur, collegiate, Olympic and professional sports for the 2015 calendar year. Herring is nominated in the category “High School Female” for her outstanding softball campaign in her senior year at Stansbury High School during which she was named the Desert News Ms. Softball and became the 2nd Winningest Pitcher in Utah high school history.
Winners in nine different categories are selected by fans who can go online to vote. You can vote once per device every 24 hours between now and May 3. Please support Kimbri and Snow College by voting for her every day at http://www.stateofsportawards.com/hs-female-athlete-of-the-year-2016.html .
The categories and nominees for the State of Sport Awards have been selected by various sports media and industry leaders throughout Utah. Nominees in other categories include Frank Jackson (Lone Peak basketball player and Duke signee), Kyle Collinsworth (BYU basketball player), Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz, Larry Krystkowiak (U of U basketball coach) and Kyle Whittingham (U of U football coach). Winners will be recognized at a banquet hosted by the Utah Sports Commission at Vivint Smart Home Arena on May 10.
Since enrolling at Snow College in the fall, Herring has been a reliable right-handed pitcher for the Badgers. She ran her won-loss record to 15-4 this past weekend by no-hitting the tenth ranked College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles on Friday, April 22, and then shutting them out on three hits the next day. She threw another no-hitter earlier this season on March 11 at Southern Nevada. Herring leads the Scenic West Athletic Conference with 117 strikeouts and has an earned run average of 3.14.