Gonzaga in the national championship game, two Washington Huskies going No. 1 in professional basketball drafts, and a move that could bring the NHL to Seattle are among the nominees for the MTRWestern Sports Story of the Year. The nominees were announced by the Seattle Sports Commission.

The 83rd Annual event will be held Feb. 8.

Male Sports Star of the Year nominees (Last year's winner: Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner)

Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver

Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners slugger

Luke Falk, Washington State Cougars quarterback

Stefan Frei, Seattle Sounders FC goalkeeper

Dante Pettis, Washington Huskies wide receiver and kick returner

Female Sports Star of the Year nominees (Last year's winner: Washington Huskies basketball star Kelsey Plum)

Ali Aguilar, Washington Huskies softball shortstop

Jessica Fishlock, Seattle Reign FC midfielder

Taylor Mims, Washington State Cougars volleyball outside hitter

Amy-Eloise Neal, Washington Huskies cross country runner

Chantel Osahor, Washington Huskies basketball forward/center

Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm forward

Sports Story of the Year nominees (Last year's winner: Seattle Sounders FC wins MLS Cup)

Gonzaga men's basketball reaches first Final Four

- Also made it to school's first national championship game

UW basketball players go No. 1 in NBA, WNBA drafts

- In a first for any university, Markelle Fultz was taken No. 1 by the Philadelphia 76ers and Kelsey Plum was taken No. 1 by the San Antonio Stars

OVG gets go-ahead to remodel KeyArena

- The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in December, and the NHL immediately invited Seattle to apply for a team

UW and Western Washington University rowers rule

- The women's crew teams for both schools won national titles

Sounders return to MLS Cup

- Early in the season, it appeared the Sounders would miss the playoffs. They made it all the way to title match before falling to Toronto.

Seattle hosts WNBA All-Star Game

- Seattle got to show the world its love of basketball as over 15,000 packed KeyArena