Two past winners are in contention to be named the Ballarat Sportswoman of the Year on Thursday night.
Reigning Commonwealth Games javelin champion Kathryn Mitchell and intertational rower Katrina Werry join eight-ball player Kolbe Poole as finalists for the 44th Sportsmen’s Association of Australia Ballarat associates branch 2018 award.
Mitchell is a four-time sportswoman of the year - 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2016.
Werry took out the 2017 award, while Poole has been a multiple finalist.
A two-time Olympian, Mitchell threw a Commonwealth Games, Australian and Oceania record of 68.92m to claim the gold medal at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - placing her seventh all-time in the world.
Werry was a member of the Australian coxless four crew which took silver in the 2018 world championships - adding to a gold medal in the previous year.
Poole represented Australia in the 2018 World Eight-Ball Pool Championships in singles and teams events in England and World Amateur Masters Championships.
Australian basketball legend Robyn Maher and her husband Tom, who coached the Australian Opals in six Olympic Games, will be special guest speakers at the function at the St Patrick's College Pavilion.
Robyn Maher (nee Gull) was the inaugural SAA Ballarat Sportsgirl of the Year in 1975 and Sportswoman of the Year in 1978 and 1979.
The SAA will also name a sportsgirl of the year, and present sports administrator Blackbourn encouragement and spirit of sport awards.
Racewalking sisters Jemma and Alanna Peart, archer Tazmin Forrest and taekwondo exponent Shannyn Bourke are finalists for sportsgirl of the year.