NSW Awards // Female Athlete of the Year // Season 12

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The female athletes were split between the underclassmen and the upperclassmen. With three sophomores and three seniors, these six athletes ran, jumped, swam, chipped, and smashed their way to the top of the podium. Justin Cornwell introduces us to the six nominees for Female Athlete of the Year presented by Edgewood Clinical Services. 

The Nominees

Naperville North: Halle Bieber, Track & Field

Naperville North: Alex Morris, Cross Country; Track & Field

Benet Academy: Lauren Beaudreau, Golf

Naperville North: Bhaavya Manikona, Badminton

Neuqua Valley: Rachel Stege, Swimming

Neuqua Valley: Riley Ammenhauser, Track & Field; Volleyball

The Winner

Anyone who has been to the Neuqua Valley pool knows Rachel Stege’s name. With three first place finishes and a new state record in the 500 meter freestyle, Rachel Stege swam away with our Female Athlete of the Year award.

You can check out these six female athletes in action in our Girls Sports Highlights!