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Olympic legend Joyner-Kersee leads Red Smith honorees

Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee was among the headliners at the 49th annual Red Smith Awards in Appleton Tuesday night.
Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee was among the headliners at the 49th annual Red Smith Awards in Appleton Tuesday night.

Joyner-Kersee, one of the greatest female track and field athletes of all time, received the "Nice Gal" award.  She is the first female to win what was always the "Nice Guy" award.

Also honored were Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Rice, and longtime Wisconsin track and field coach Ed Nuttycombe.
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