The award, which will be given out today, honors outstanding boys and girls athletes in Kern County.

BOYS FINALISTS

COLTON FOSTER, Frontier

-- 2013 AREA & SWYL No. 1 Shot put, No. 1 discus. Central Section No. 1 shot put, No. 3 discus. Three-time All-Area.

-- 2014: No. 1 in Central Section in shot put, No. 2 in discus. No. 10 in state in discus.

-- Two-time football All-Area

-- Will attend Colorado State on football scholarship

GABRIEL GAETA, Frontier

CROSS COUNTRY, BASKETBALL, TRACK & FIELD

-- 4.3 GPA

-- 4-year participation in cross country, basketball and track. 9-time letterman total

-- 2013 track: No. 2 in SWYL 110 hurdles, area champ in 110 and 300 hurdles, first-team All-Area

-- 2014 track: currently ranks No. 1 in Central Section in 300 hurdles

BLAKE HANEY, Stockdale

CROSS COUNTRY, TRACK & FIELD

-- 3.62 GPA

-- FRESHMAN: Section ranks: No. 1 1,600, No. 2 in 800, No. 4 in 3,200

-- SOPHOMORE: Section class records in 1,600 and 3,200

-- JUNIOR: CIF state champion in 1,600 and 3,200. U.S. national youth champion, 1,500 and 3,000. 5th at World Youth Championships in 3,000.

-- SENIOR: Currently ranks No. 1 in state, No. 7 U.S. in 800, No. 1 state, No. 1 U.S. in 3,200

-- Gatorade State Cross Country Runner of the Year, 2013

-- Will attend Oregon

BRAXTON HUGGINS, Mira Monte

BASKETBALL, TRACK & FIELD

-- 3.178 GPA

-- 2012-13 basketball: SYL MVP, first-team All-Area.

-- 2013-14 basketball: BVarsity Player of the Year, section leading scorer at 32.3 ppg (No. 3 in state, No. 15 nationally)

-- Track & field: Currently ranks No. 1 in section, No. 2 in state in high jump

ASAUNI RUFUS, Bakersfield

FOOTBALL, BASEBALL

-- 3.50 GPA

-- Led BHS to Division I state bowl championship as quarterback

-- BVarsity Player of the Year

-- First-team All-State, finalist for Mr. California football

-- Attending Nevada on football scholarshipGIRLS FINALISTS

JORIE CANETA, Frontier

SWIMMING

-- 4.4 GPA

-- Broke section breaststroke record four times (once each year at section finals)

-- 2x BVarsity Swimmer of the Year

-- Ranked No. 7 in U.S. breaststroke for age group

-- Competitor at USA Swimming National Junior Championships in breaststroke

-- Member of All-Star California teams that competed in Japan

-- Attending Arizona State on scholarship

SARA KLANG Garces

SWIMMING, WATER POLO

-- 3.81 GPA

-- Swimming: Second-team All-Area as sophomore, first team as junior

-- Water polo: Two-time All-Valley first team

NICOLE LEONARD, Liberty

VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, TRACK & FIELD

-- 3.7 GPA

-- Led team to Central Section D-I volleyball final as junior

-- Team MVP, first-team all-league and All-Area as senior

-- Two-time Jockey Club selection

JENAE ORTEGA, McFarland

VOLLEYBALL, BASKETBALL, SOFTBALL

-- 4.05 GPA

-- Volleyball: two-time team most outstanding

-- Softball: two-time team MVP, second-most consecutive hits in section history

-- Softball: Led East Sierra League in batting average, slugging percentage, RBIs

-- Basketball: Freshman: Coaches Award. Sophomore: Most Improved. Junior: First-team all-league

LAUREN O'CONNELL, Frontier

VOLLEYBALL, SOCCER, TRACK & FIELD

-- 4.43 GPA

-- Soccer: Three-time All-Area, four-time all-league

-- Soccer: 2013-14 BVarsity Co-Player of the Year, SWYL Defensive MVP

-- Soccer: Won Division II section titles as freshman and senior

-- Mayor's Trophy winner, PEAAK Awards Top Female Athlete winner

-- Attending Baylor on soccer scholarship