The finalists for Bettendorf Athlete of the Year were named on May 9, 2019. The winner of the award will be announced at the All-Sports Banquet on May 20. Five boys and five girls were chosen as the finalists for the award: Alexis Beine, Carter Bell, Alex Blizzard, DJ Carton, Ally Grothusen, Will Jefferson, Erin McQuillen, Darien Porter, Allison Whitaker, and Kylie Wroblewski.
“It’s a great honor to be chosen for the award. The other nominees are all very respectable athletes, but I think there’s a possibility I can win,” Will Jefferson said.
The results of the state track meet could affect the decision of who wins the award, since several nominees are running for a state title this weekend including McQuillen, Porter, Blizzard, and Whitaker.