23 total awards. More than 40 winners annually. 1 Oregon sports legacy.
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.
2019 6A/5A Boys Winner 2019 6A/5A Girls Winner
2019 4A/3A/2A/1A Boys Winner 2019 4A/3A/2A/1A Girls Winner
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
PREP FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
PREP VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
PREP X-COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE YEAR
PREP SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
PREP BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
PREP SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
PREP WRESTLER OF THE YEAR
PREP BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
PREP GOLFER OF THE YEAR
PREP TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
PREP LACROSSE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
PREP TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
PREP SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
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)
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)
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)
AD RUTSCHMAN SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
2019 Male Winner
2019 Female Winner
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.
LOU BURGE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
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.
DNA: DEDICATION TO OREGON SPORTS
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.
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.
GAME CHANGER: DEDICATION TO PREP SPORTS
Recipients of this award include administrators, athletic directors and coaches. The winner is chosen by the Oregon Schools Activities Association (OSAA)