23 total awards. More than 40 winners annually. 1 Oregon sports legacy.


PREP AWARDS

JOHNNY CARPENTER PREP ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Johnny Carpenter was a pioneer sports broadcaster for KOIN from 1937 until his retirement in 1969. He helped found the Oregon Sports Writers and Sportscasters Association. This award recognizes the most outstanding male and female high school athletes in Oregon and features four winners.

Award criteria and past winners

2019 6A/5A Boys Winner 2019 6A/5A Girls Winner

Micah Williams, Benson Polytechnic

Micah Williams, Benson Polytechnic

Cameron Brink, Southridge

Cameron Brink, Southridge

2019 4A/3A/2A/1A Boys Winner 2019 4A/3A/2A/1A Girls Winner

Blake Gobel, Banks

Blake Gobel, Banks

Baylee Touey, North Valley

Baylee Touey, North Valley


Play It Forward Athlete of the Year
presented by Nike and Providence Health & Services

The Play it Forward Award  recognizes high school and college athletes each year for the positive impact they are making in their communities across Oregon. 

2017-2018 recipients: Javandre’ Cole, Nathan Braaten and Taylor Ricci

Award Criteria and Past Winners

Javondre' Cole
Jefferson HS

Nathan Braaten Oregon State University

Nathan Braaten
Oregon State University

Taylor Ricci Oregon State University

Taylor Ricci
Oregon State University


PREP FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2019 Winner

Casey Filkins, Lake Oswego

Casey Filkins, Lake Oswego

PREP VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2019 Winner

Rose Booth, Jesuit ( Courtesy of OregonLive)

Rose Booth, Jesuit (Courtesy of OregonLive)


PREP X-COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR

2019 Winners

Evan “EJ” Holland, Ashland

Evan “EJ” Holland, Ashland

Fiona Max, Summit ( Courtesy of OregonLive)

Fiona Max, Summit (Courtesy of OregonLive)

PREP SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2019 Winners

Jesus Rodriguez, Woodburn

Jesus Rodriguez, Woodburn

Katie Duong, Jesuit

Katie Duong, Jesuit


PREP BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2019 Winners

Aaron Deloney, Grant

Aaron Deloney, Grant

Cameron Brink, Southridge

Cameron Brink, Southridge

PREP SWIMMER OF THE YEAR

2019 Winners

Luke Thornbrue, Century

Luke Thornbrue, Century

Kaitlyn dobler, Aloha

Kaitlyn dobler, Aloha


PREP WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

2019 Winner

Phillip Kue, Centennial

Phillip Kue, Centennial

PREP BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2019 Winner:

Mick Abel, Jesuit

Mick Abel, Jesuit


PREP GOLFER OF THE YEAR

2019 Winners

ISaac Buerger, Ridgeview

ISaac Buerger, Ridgeview

Olivia Loberg, Summit

Olivia Loberg, Summit

PREP TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2019 Winners

Peter Murphy, Jesuit

Peter Murphy, Jesuit

Serim Jin, Sunset

Serim Jin, Sunset


PREP LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2019 Winners

Alex Slusher, Oregon Episcopal School

Alex Slusher, Oregon Episcopal School

Katy Gilbert, Lake Oswego

Katy Gilbert, Lake Oswego

PREP TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

2019 Winners

Micah Williams, Benson

Micah Williams, Benson

Colleen Uzoekwe, Westview

Colleen Uzoekwe, Westview


Ariel Carlson, Marist Catholic

Ariel Carlson, Marist Catholic

PREP SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Award criteria and past winners


AMATEUR, PROFESSIONAL, AND TEAM AWARDS

 

HARRY GLICKMAN PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Harry Glickman's long and colorful history as a sports promoter dates to 1952. He is best known as the founder of the Portland Buckaroos hockey team in 1960 and the Portland Trail Blazers, whom he helped bring to the city in 1970. This award goes to the outstanding male and female professional athlete with an Oregon background or on an Oregon team.

2019 Winners Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers) Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns, USWNT)

Award criteria and past winnes

SLATS GILL SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

Slats Gill attended and coached basketball at Oregon State from 1929 until 1964, when he became Portland Thorns FC athletic director. He won four Pacific Coast Conference championships and two of his teams reached the Final Four. This award goes to the outstanding coach, administrator or organization from an Oregon-based team at any level of competition. 

2019 Winners: Terry Stotts (Portland Trail Blazers) Kelly Graves (University of Oregon women’s basketbal)

Awarld criteria and past winners


BILL HAYWARD AMATEUR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Bill Hayward was the track and field coach at the University of Oregon for 44 years until his death in 1947. Recognized as the Grand Old Man of Oregon athletics, he served on the coaching staff of six US Olympic teams and coached four world-record holders, six American record holders, four NCAA champions and nine US Olympians.

This award goes to the outstanding male and female amateur athletes with a state of Oregon background— high school, college or by residency— whose accomplishments brought credit to the state.

2019 Winners Adley Rutschman (Oregon State baseball) Sabrina Ionescu (University of Oregon women’s basketball)

Award Criteria and Past Winners


AD RUTSCHMAN SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

2019 Male Winner

Mitchell Fink, Oregon Tech basketball

Mitchell Fink, Oregon Tech basketball

2019 Female Winner

George Fox track and field

George Fox track and field

Ad Rutschman guided Linfield College to four national championships, three in football and one in baseball, in 24 seasons. He is the only college coach at any level to win national titles in two different sports. A five-time Slats Gill Award winner, he is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

This award goes to the outstanding male and female student-athletes representing the state’s 14 NCAA Division II and III, NAIA-affiliated colleges and universities, and 10 community colleges.

Award Criteria and Past Winners


LOU BURGE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

2018 Winner

Shawn Hinz
Special Olympics Oregon

Known as Coach Lou to many athletes, Lou Burge touched countless lives through 19 years of service to Special Olympics. He coached track and field, roller skating, softball, basketball and bowling, and was a Coach of the Year for Special Olympics Oregon.

This award goes to the Special Olympics Oregon athlete who has inspired greatness in other athletes, volunteers and the community.

Award Criteria and Past Winners


DNA: DEDICATION TO OREGON SPORTS

2019 Winner

Keanon Lowe, parkrose High

Keanon Lowe, parkrose High

This award recognizes individuals or organizations for their extraordinary passion and dedication to sports in Oregon.  The recipients of this award are part of Oregon's sports DNA.

Award criteria and past winners


GEORGE PASERO TEAMS OF THE YEAR

George Pasero was a sports writer, editor and columnist for The Oregon Journal and The Oregonian for nearly 45 years before his retirement in 1985.

This award goes to teams from Oregon, regardless of the level of competition, that have won a national championship and/or achieved national recognition for the 2017-2018 academic year.

2019 Winners

Southern Oregon University softball

Southern Oregon University softball

University of Oregon women’s basketball

University of Oregon women’s basketball

Oregon Tech women’s cross country

Oregon Tech women’s cross country


GAME CHANGER: DEDICATION TO PREP SPORTS

2018 Winner

pAULA TONEy, Burns High

pAULA TONEy, Burns High

Recipients of this award include administrators, athletic directors and coaches. The winner is chosen by the Oregon Schools Activities Association (OSAA)

Award criteria and past winners