4 Nov 2016

Langman wins top netball award

6:03 am on 4 November 2016

Silver Ferns mid-courter Laura Langman has been named the winner of the Dame Lois Muir Supreme Award at the 2nd New Zealand Netball Awards.

Silver Fern Laura Langman.

Silver Fern Laura Langman. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The award, the highest individual accolade a New Zealand Netballer can achieve, recognises the best Netballer across the ANZ Championship and the Silver Ferns campaigns each year.

It is named after Dame Lois Muir DNZM OBE, one of the sport's most influential figures.

Langman, the Silver Ferns vice-captain, also won the Silver Ferns Player of the Year - taking home both awards for the second consecutive year.

After featuring strongly in her team's unbeaten run to the finals, Southern Steel midcourter Gina Crampton was named the NZ ANZ Championship Player of the Year.

Presented for the first time in 2016, Netball Central's Karin Burger was named Beko Netball League Player of the Year.

Silver Ferns midcourter Kayla Cullen was voted the fan favourite, taking home the Woman's Day People's Choice. In a count that came right down to the wire with less than 50 votes separating the top three, Cullen came out on top making it back-to-back wins.

Netball fans also voted for Netball South's victory in the inaugural Beko Netball League as their SKY Sport Moment of the Year. It was a double win for Netball South, with their coach Lauren Piebenga named Barfoot & Thompson National Coach of the Year.