Andison, Weinstein and Turgeon Earn 2018 Sportswomen of Colorado Honors

Feb. 6, 2018

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DENVER – University of Denver two-time women’s swimming All-America selection Bailey Andison (Smiths Falls, Ontario), women’s golfer Mary Weinstein (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) and women’s basketball first-year head coach Jim Turgeon have been named recipients of 2018 Sportswomen of Colorado awards, an honor that highlights the top female athletes, and contributors to women’s athletics for their performances in 2017.

The Denver trio will be honored at the 44th Annual Awards Celebration on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center. Susie Wargin and Marcia Neville will emcee the evening.

Andison finished fifth at the NCAA Championships in the 400 IM with a school-record 4:03.09 and 13th in the 200 IM in 1:55.21 to earn a pair of All-America honors. The 2016-17 Summit League Women’s Swimmer of the Year reached the finals in six events at last year’s Summit League Championships. Last summer, Andison qualified to represent Canada in the 2017 World University Games after touching fifth in the 200 IM (2:13.60) and the 400 IM (4:48.65) at the Canadian National Championships. At the games in August, Andison finished 10th in the 200 IM (2:15.60) and 15th in the 50 breast (32.48). In the classroom, Andison earned 2016-17 CSCAA Scholar All-America honors, and helped lead the program to the sixth-best grade point average in the country last fall.

Weinstein is being honored for her freshman collegiate season at Regis. A year ago, Weinstein set the new Regis season scoring record, averaging a 75.9 in 2016-17. In her 12 tournaments last season, Weinstein carded three rounds at par or better, finished in the top five six times and finished in the top 10 nine times. Weinstein became the first All-Region and All-America performer in Regis’ program history. In Crimson and Gold this year, Weinstein ranks fourth in the Summit League in scoring average (72.7) and finished the fall season second in the NCAA in eagles made.

Turgeon’s recognition is thanks to his coaching success last season at Colorado State University – Pueblo. In two seasons at CSU-Pueblo, Turgeon amassed a record of 54-10, the highest winning percentage by a coach in school history. Under Turgeon, the Thunderwolves set a program record in 2016-17 with 28 wins, including a record-breaking 24-consecutive wins to start the season. The Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Coach of the Year won the program’s first outright regular season conference title since 1987-88. A finalist for Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association (WBCA) National Coach of the Year, Turgeon earned his program a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2016-17. Since joining the Pioneers, Turgeon has led Denver to a 13-11 season, more than doubling last season's win total. In non-league play, DU went 9-6, its best since the 2000-01 season when it went 8-3.

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