January 26, 2013
Olympic gold-medal swimmer Nathan Adrian was named Male Amateur Sports Star of the Year at the 78th annual Seattle Sports Star of the Year banquet Friday. Adrian, a Bremerton native, was not in attendance, but his parents, Jim and Cecilia, accepted the award. They thanked his coaches, in particular, for having "a huge influence in his life."
Ariana Kukors was nominated for Female Amateur Sports Star of the Year. Olympic gold-medal rower Mary Whipple was named Female Amateur Sports Star of the Year
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was named Professional Sports Star of the Year.
Mariners ace Felix Hernandez won Story of the Year for his Aug. 15 perfect game against Tampa Bay.
Created by Royal Brougham and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in 1936, this event has celebrated the achievements of local athletes, coaches and others in the sports industry for the past 78 years