The Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce Regan Finkbeiner as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 Dr. Tom Slade Athlete of the Year Award. This accolade, which recognizes exceptional athletic accomplishments, outstanding sportsmanship, and unwavering dedication to the spirit of sports, is a testament to Regan's extraordinary achievements in multiple sports during her high school career.

Regan Finkbeiner, a student-athlete hailing from Hemlock High School, has left an indelible mark on the local sports scene. Over her illustrious four-year varsity career, she excelled in basketball, softball, track, and volleyball, showcasing her versatile athletic abilities and commitment to excellence.

Among her remarkable achievements, Regan was awarded the coveted Hemlock All-Sport Award, an honor that reflects her unparalleled multi-sport athletic prowess. Notably, she etched her name in history by becoming the all-time leading scorer for both boys and girls in Hemlock's basketball history, a testament to her exceptional skills and dedication to her craft.

Regan was an integral member of several championship-winning teams, including the 2021 volleyball district title, the 2023 basketball district, regional and state championships, and the 2023 softball district title. Her contributions to these victories were instrumental in elevating her team to greatness.

In addition to team success, Regan excelled individually, amassing numerous accolades such as all-conference, all-district, all-region, and all-state awards in both basketball and softball. Her outstanding performances on the court and on the field consistently distinguished her as one of Saginaw County's finest athletes.

Regan's achievements extended beyond high school sports. She competed at the state finals in track and field in both 2022 and 2023, showcasing her versatility as an athlete. Her dedication to her studies was also evident, as she graduated with a commendable 3.43 GPA.

Looking ahead to her collegiate career, Regan Finkbeiner has committed to play softball at Madonna University, where her talent and determination are sure to make her an invaluable asset to the team.

The Dr. Tom Slade Athlete of the Year Award, initiated by the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, has become a symbol of excellence in Saginaw County high school athletics. Voted by the Hall of Fame Board of Directors, this award was renamed in 2009 to honor Dr. Tom Slade, emphasizing the legacy of outstanding athletes like Regan, who have made remarkable contributions to their communities.

The Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame congratulates Regan Finkbeiner on this well-deserved recognition as the 2023 Dr. Tom Slade Athlete of the Year. Her dedication, sportsmanship, and exceptional athletic achievements exemplify the highest standards of excellence in sports. The induction ceremony will be held at Horizon's Conference Center in Saginaw Township on November 5, 2023, with doors opening at 3 PM and the ceremony beginning at 4 PM. For more information on how to obtain tickets, click here.