Jessie Banks Award


banks head shotJessie BanksThis award is named after Jessie Banks, a pioneer in women's sports. Banks launched the women's basketball program and served for many years as its coach. She also played and important role in the expansion of the women's sports programs at CSU-Pueblo The award recognizes the school's top female scholar-athlete.

To date there have been a total of 35 Jessie Banks recipients honored. 

 Click HERE to read Banks' profile.

 

 

 

 


 

Jessie Banks Recipients

2023 - JaNaiya Davis (Basketball)
           Jazzy Espinosa (Volleyball)

2022 - Kansas Watts (Basketball)

2021 - Yasmine Hernandez (Cross Country)

2020 - Page Heller (Volleyball)

2019 - Courtney Ewing (Golf)

2018 - Mikala Morris (Volleyball)

2017 - Sydni Riley (Track & Field)

2016 - Ashley Piper (Basketball)

2015 - Katie Neph (Basketball)

2014 - Lacy Griffin (Volleyball)

2013 - Carlie Lucas (Softball)

2012 - Ashley Wilkinson (Volleyball)

2011 - Leanne Carberry (Soccer/Track & Field)

2010 - Bo Nuanez (Softball)

2009 - Mary Rehfeld (Basketball)

2008 - Lauren Dunsmnoor (Cross Country)

2007 - Kerry Lewis (Basketball)

2006 - Marissa Brown Tennis)

2005 - Lesley Belden (Softball)

Jessie Banks Recipients

2004 - Nadia Frecha (Basketball/Soccer)

2003 - Nadia Frecha (Basketball/Soccer)

2002 - Julie Strand (Softball)

2001 - Niki Toussaint (Softball)

2000 - Amy Little (Volleyball)

1995 - Candy Cotkin (Soccer)

1994 - Misha Stephenson (Softball)

1993 - Brenda Gonzales (Cross Country)

1992 - Annette Smith (Basketball)

1991 - Sherry Vallejos (Basketball)

1990 - Sherry Vallejos (Basketball)

1989 - Suzanne Gonzales (Basketball)

1988 - Shelly Watts (Basketball)

1987 - Shelly Watts (Basketball)

1986 - Lorraine Hoyle (Cross Country)

1985 - Kelly Nogare (Gymnastics)

1984 - Kelly Nogare (Gymnastics)

1983 - Cheryl Vigil Martinez

1982 - Yvonne Taylor (Track & Field)

Jessie Banks Quick Facts

Total Athletes Honored: 35

Gymnastics Recipients (1)
Kelly Nogare (1984-85)

Tennis Recipients (1)
Marissa Brown (2006)

Soccer Recipients (3)
Leanne Carberry (2011)
Nadia French (2003-04)
Candy Cotkin (1995)

Track & Field Recipients (3)
Sydni Riley (2017)
Leanne Carberry (2011)
Yvonne Taylor (1982)

Cross Country Recipients (4)
Yasmine Hernandez (2021)
Lauren Dunsmoor (2008)
Brenda Gonzales (1993)
Lorraine Hoyle (1986)

Two-time Jessie Banks Winner (4)
Nadia French (2003-04)
Sherry Vallejos (1990-91)
Shelly Watts (1987-88)
Kelly Nogare (1984-85)

Softball Recipients (6)
Carlie Lucas (2013)
Bo Nuanez (2010)
Lesley Belden (2005)
Julie Strand (2002)
Nikki Toussaint (2001)
Misha Stephenson (1994)

Volleyball Recipients (6)
Jazzy Espinoza (2023)
Page Heller (2020)
Mikaka Morris (2018)
Lacy Griffin (2014)
Ashley Wilkinson (2012)
Amy Little (2000)

Basketball Recipients (11)
JaNaiya Davis (2023)
Kansas Watts (2022)
Ashley Piper (2016)
Katie Neph (2015)
Mary Rehfeld (2009)
Kerry Lewis (2007)
Nadia French (2003-04)
Annette Smith (1992)
Sherry Vallejos (1990-91)
Suzanne Gonzales (1989)
Shelly Watts (1987-88)

 

 

REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN GPSA INDUCTEES

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2023 induction ceremony on Nov. 15.

 

 

Daniel RosalesDaniel
Rosales

12/13/2023
Class of 2002

Everett C. ThalhamerEverett C.
Thalhamer

12/23/2023
Class of 2014