QUEENSLAND and Jillaroos skipper Karyn Murphy will head the rugby league nominees at this years Queensland Sportswoman of the Year awards.


Murphy is a nominee in the main category of Queensland Sportswoman of the Year and is joined by rising star Jenni-Sue Hoepper who is a finalist for the St Aidans Queensland Junior Sportswoman of the Year Award.


The triumphant Queensland Womens team who improved their dominance over New South Wales to 15 straight victories in the Interstate Challenge earlier this year is a finalist for the St Margarets Queensland Team of the Year Award.


Murphy is also one of six excellent nominees for the Women Sport Channel 10 Peoples Choice Awards.


People can show their support for Karyn and vote in the Women Sport Channel 10 Peoples Choice Awards here: Women Sport Channel 10 Peoples Choice Awards


Womensport Queensland has been hosting the awards for 21 years and remains the largest and longest running female sporting awards in Australia.


The 2013 Queensland Sportswoman of the Year Awards dinner will be held next Friday, September 13, at the Sofitel, Brisbane City.


This year saw a record number of nominees and the full list of awards to be presented on the evening are:


Queensland Sportswoman of the Year

Channel 10 Peoples Choice Award

Queensland Junior Sportswoman of the Year

Queensland Team of the Year

Queensland Coach of the Year

Queensland Government Rising Stars

Contribution to Sport Award

Corporate Supporter Award


Queensland Rugby League Finalists:


Queensland Sportswoman of the Year Award Finalist, Karyn Murphy



Karyn Murphy is Australias most decorated female athlete to ever play rugby league. Over the period of September 22, 2012, to August 30, 2013, Karyn has achieved great success namely leading the Australian Jillaroos to victory over New Zealand for the first time in 13 years and captaining the winning 2013 Queensland Origin and 2013 NRL Womens All Stars teams. Karyn is not only a star on the field but she has contributed greatly to womens participation in what has been, for many years, a very male dominated sport. Karyn has proven to be a fantastic leader, wonderful role model and ambassador for aspiring rugby league athletes.


St Aidans Queensland Junior Sportswoman of the Year Award Finalist, Jenni-Sue Hoepper


Jenni-Sue Hoepper is one of Australias most exciting junior rugby league athletes. Jenni-Sue has achieved great work, including debuting for Queensland and Australia. Jenni-Sues wonderful attitude, excellent work ethic, and kind heart makes her one of Queenslands most respected junior rugby league athletes.


St Margarets Queensland Team of the Year Award Finalist, Queensland Womens State of Origin Team


The 2013 Queensland Womens State of Origin team is Australias most decorated female rugby league team to ever play the Interstate Challenge. The team has achieved great success winning their 15th straight Nellie Doherty Trophy in their Interstate Challenge series against New South Wales. The team has won every game against New South Wales since the inception of the Interstate Challenge format in 1999.