Southland 2014 Olympian, Kate Hansen, was honored during the “Woman of the Year” awards ceremony in the Assembly Chambers of the State Capitol in Sacramento yesterday. Hansen was among 80 recipients who were recognized for making “… a great contribution to California and who have inspired women and girls in California and beyond,” according to a news release.
Assemblyman Gatto nominated Hansen for her “… athletic accomplishments and indomitable spirit.” Gatto explained it this way in the release: “I owe so much to the strong women in my life, who inspired me. Kate Hansen inspired the world at Sochi.”
( Note, photos courtesy Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s office)