Women’s team and Verania Willis receive awards in Costa Rica


SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, January 24, 2013 – The Women’s National Volleyball Team of Costa Rica and volleyball player Verania Willis were among the recipients of the Colibri Award in the annual gala of the Costa Rican Olympic Committee.


The ceremony, held at Kaolte Board Room of the Children’s Museum in San Jose, was chaired by the President of Costa Rica, H.E. Laura Chichilla Miranda accompanied by Henry Nuñez, president of the National Olympic Committee and Fernando Naranjo, general manager of the National Bank of Costa Rica.


The women’s squad was recognized as the best team-sport, while the veteran Willis was awarded as the individual best team-sport athlete of the year.


Nery Brenes, a 400m specialist who won the gold medal at the Indoor World Championship held in Turkey last year, received the awards as best in athletics and athlete of the year.