COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M Soccer and Track & Field standout Annie Kunz was inducted into the Sportswomen of Colorado Hall of Fame during the organization’s 39th annual awards celebration last Sunday in Denver.
Kunz earned the organizations’ athlete of the year award in the All-Around category in 2011, 2012 and 2013 to gain automatic entrance into the SWOC Hall of Fame as a three-time honoree.
The Golden, Colo.-native earned the 2013 award in recognition of her athletic endeavors in 2012. In soccer, Kunz played in 25 games for the Aggies, including 18 starts. She earned All-SEC First Team recognition as a sophomore, finishing fourth in the league with 13 goals and fifth with 27 points. She also has one assist on the year and a league-high four game-winning goals.
In track & field, Kunz finished sixth in the Heptathlon at the 2012 Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Championships and eighth in the triple jump. She finished in fifth in the Pentathlon at the 2012 Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championships.
Kunz is one of 117 members inducted in the SWOC Hall of Fame since its inception in 1982. In the 2013 class she was joined by swimmer Bonnie Brandon (U.S. Olympian in Swimming) and track & field athlete Emma Coburn (U.S. Olympian in the Steeplechase)
Founded in 1974 by the YWCA of Metropolitan Denver, in cooperation with Gart Brothers Sporting Goods Co., Sportswomen of Colorado is recognized as the first community-based organization in the nation to solely honor female athletes, celebrate their achievements and recognize those whose efforts have advanced girls’ and women’s individual and team sports endeavors.
The organization annual recognizes a Sportswoman of the Year along with category winners for a broad range of sports categories. Award winners are chosen by a media panel from a pool of athletes of all ages nominated from throughout Colorado. The SWOC Hall of Fame made its debut at the 1982 awards banquet.