Their accomplishments were many last year, and come June 21, those successful seasons will forever be immortalized.
The Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame released its 2011 Wall of Fame honourees list Wednesday, with the group being singled out for individual or team greatness during the 2011 calendar year.
The three 2011 junior athlete recipients include figure skater Larkyn Austman, who won gold medals at both the BC/Yukon Summerskate and BC Coast Regionals; golfer A.J. Ewart, who won the BC Boys Bantam championship title at the age of 12 and fellow golfer Jennifer Yang, who won the 2011 Royale Cup Canadian Girls Junior golf championship.
The three high school winners include golfer Jennifer Yang, who won the 2011 Royale Cup Canadian Girls Junior golf championship; track and field star Hodson Harding, who finished first in the 400-metre dash at the Harry Jerome Indoor meet while netting silver (200 m) and bronze (400 m) at the B.C. Track and Field championships; basketball player Matt Trimble, who helped the Terry Fox Ravens finished third at the 2011 B.C. High School AAA championships and golfer Jisoo Keel, who became the first-ever female to post the top score at the B.C. High School championships, while leading her Gleneagle Talons to a B.C. title.
As for the senior athletes getting the call, baseball player Shawn Bowman earned his recognition after starting at third base for Canada during his team's historic gold medal win over the U.S. at the Pan American Games; cyclist Jasmin Glaesser, who won the Canadian under-23 women's road cycling championship on top of being a member of the gold medal-winning women's cycling pursuit team at the Pan American Games; gymnast Brittany Rogers, who won silver on vault at the Osikek Challenger Cup and advanced to all four finals, on top of being named Sport BC's Harry Jerome Comeback Award winner and cyclist Tory Nyhaug, who won both the Canadian BMX elite and open championship titles, while finishing second at the 2011 BMX European championships.
The university and college accolades will be going to hockey player Wade MacLeod and softball player Jackie Rothenberger. McLeod led Northeastern University in scoring with 22 goals and 23 assists in 38 games as a senior, and was later rec-ognized as a Hockey East second all-star team member. Rothenberger, on the other hand, was named a second team Great Northwest Athletic Conference all-star after leading Western Washington with a .344 batting average.
In the disabled athlete category, speed skater Sean Casey will be recognized on account of winning two gold medals at the Special Olympics Canada National Games.
On top of that feat, Casey will also represent Canada at the World Winter Games in Korea.
The team award will be going to the Dr. Charles Best boys soccer team, which defeated North Delta in the 2010 B.C. Senior Boys AAA championship final. The coach of that team, Alfonso Napoletano, will be given the yearly coaching award for his hand in that win.
The Wall of Fame honourees, on top of those being inducted into the Hall of Fame, will be feted at 7 p.m. on June 21 at the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Set to take place at the Poirier Sports Centre, tickets are available for the event by logging on to www.coquitlamshof.com.