Champions share spotlight
CYCLIST Melissa Hoskins and netballer Caitlin Bassett were joint winners of the 2015 WA Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year award.
Hoskins, who helped Australia to gold at the 2015 UCI Track World Championships in France, accepted the award at the WAIS annual dinner held this month.
Australian Diamonds player Caitlin Bassett accepted her award via video link because she was in Christchurch for the Constellation Cup Test Series against the Silver Ferns.
The pair are the first female cyclist and netballer to win the award, which was first presented in 1985.
Hoskins said she was shocked to win, given she was in a team sport.
Wheelchair basketballer Brad Ness received the Personal Excellence Award, swimmer Tamsyn Cook was named Junior Athlete of the Year and golfer Min Jee Lee won the Herb Elliot Medal.
Swimming was named Program of the Year and soccer and cricket legends Stan Lazaridis and Adam Gilchrist were inducted into the WA Hall of Champions.
Sharon Jarvis (paralympic equestrian), Lindsay Peacon (athlete) and Jamie Roberts (kayaker) received Wally Foreman Foundation scholarships.