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Jay Leno in Utah on Tuesday night for sports awards event


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jay Leno will be in Utah Tuesday night to help Utah's governor honor the state's top athletic achievements for 2014.

Leno is Gov. Gary Herbert's special guest at the 4th annual State of Sport Awards dinner in Salt Lake City.

Olympic gold medalist and Deer Valley School director Stein Eriksen is scheduled to receive a lifetime achievement award at the nighttime event. The Deer Valley Resort will also be presented a 2015 Partner of the Year Award.

Other honorees include high school, college, professional and Olympian athletes, teams and coaches.

Leno, a motorsports enthusiast, was host of NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" from 1992 to 2009 and 2010 to February 2014.

Nominees for the awards:

High School Female
Jessie Bradley
Lucy Biles
Lacy Haddock
Riley Lyman
Whittni Orton
Cassidy Smith

High School Male
Britain Covey
Frank Jackson
Austin Kafentzis
Osa Masina
Sam Merrill
Colton Shaver

Collegiate Female
Bailey Bateman
Alexa Gray
Mary Beth Lofgren
Jennifer Hamson

Collegiate Male
Devontae Booker
Tom Hackett
Tyler Haws
Nate Orchard
Zach Vigil
Delon Wright

Pro Female
Devin Logan
Kaitlyn Farrington
Maddie Bowman
Noelle Pikus-Pace

Pro Male
Gordon Hayward
Joss Christensen
Kaycee Feild
Kyle Beckerman
Sage Kotsenburg
Steve Holcomb
Ted Ligety
Tony Finau

Coach of the Year
Allyce Jones
Dave Peck
Matt Wells
Shawn Olmstead
Timo Mostert

Team of the Year
American Fork High School XC
Bingham High School Football
BYU Women's Volleyball
Lone Peak HS Men's Basketball
Timpview High School Football
U of U Football

Event-Highlight of the Year
Brighton vs. Jordan Football
Gordon Hayward Buzzer Shot
Olympic Trials
Red Bull Rampage
SUU 40-foot Game-Winning Shot
Taysom Hill Run BYU vs. Texas
Tour of Utah
Travis Wilson to Kaelin Clay U of U vs. USC

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