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Female Athlete of the Year Finalists

The RVA Sports Awards will recognize local athletic achievements and honor those who aim to better the Richmond region through sport.
Posted at 5:26 PM, Nov 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 11:06:58-05

The following finalist athletes exemplify all the positive aspects of sport and have made a positive impact on the Richmond community in 2021.

Keira D’ Amato – Individual Runner
-Won the Allianz Partners 8k and set a new women's course record
-Won US Nationals in the Half Marathon, Earned a spot on Team USA to compete at Worlds
-Set the American Record in the 20k

Kaitlyn McNeel – Godwin High School and Richmond Volleyball Club
-Gatorade VA State Player of the Year Nominee and USA Today Virginia Volleyball Player of The Year 2021

Cheta Emba – Team USA Rugby (Maggie Walker Governor’s School)
-Played on Team USA in the Tokyo 2021 Olympics

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The winner will be announced at the RVA Sports Awards on Saturday, February 5, 2022. Click here to get tickets to the show.