Rusk County Scholar-Athlete of the Year Banquet

NOMINATION CATEGORIES:

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

  • Male and Female Athlete of the Year
    Award goes to the athlete who displays the desire, determination, and self-discipline required for success in the athletic arena, and has shown statistical leadership, as well as named to an All-Conference Honorable Mention or higher award.  The athlete also is involved within the community and displays leadership and teamwork within the classroom.

  • Comeback Athlete of the Year
    Award goes to one male or female athlete who returns from a season ending injury to excel in their sport.  The athlete displayed the hard work, dedication, and determination necessary to get back to the field of play. 

  • Male and Female Breakthrough Athlete of the Year
    This award is intended for the freshman through senior athlete who has made the largest impact with their performance compared to any of their previous season’s efforts.  This athlete will have shown an improvement on and off the playing field from the previous years. 

  • Overcoming Adversity Athlete of the Year
    Award goes to a male or female athlete from Rusk County who competes/participates despite illness, physical limitations, and or school, family, and learning adversities.  This individual demonstrates teamwork, and has shown good sportsmanship, as well as cooperation, with coaches and fellow athletes. 

  • Male and Female Commitment to Excellence
    The Commitment to Excellence are awarded to one male and one female high school senior who have shown commitment to the sport they participate in, while also excelling in the classroom.  Applicants must demonstrate dedication to the community in which they live, as well as act as a role model while participating in their sport. 

  •  Team of the Year
    Awarded to the team that best exemplifies the high standards a team must embrace in order to achieve success.  This award goes to the team that not only demonstrates success on the playing field, but also works together during times of adversity to achieve a common goal.  The team that shows sportsmanship and community involvement, with the largest amount of improvement from the previous year will be considered during the nomination process.   

  • Coach of the Year
    This award goes to a high school coach that shows leadership, demonstrates discipline, and guidance, while maintaining a high level of teamwork in their sport(s).  He/She must have a good working relationship with fellow coaching staff, as well as demonstrate character, integrity, and leadership in and out of the sporting world. 

    Some things to consider for nominating Coach of the Year:  largest margin of improvement from the previous year, number of athletes on the academic collegiate level; a coach that goes above and beyond their coaching responsibilities for the benefit of the team and/or player(s) on and off the playing field.

  • Assistant Coach of the Year
    This award goes to a high school assistant coach that shows leadership, demonstrates discipline, and guidance, while maintaining a high level of teamwork in their sport(s).  He/She must have a good working relationship with fellow coaching staff, as well as demonstrate character, integrity, and leadership in and out of the sporting world.

  • Youth Coach of the Year 

    This award goes to a youth coach that shows leadership, demonstrates discipline, and guidance, while maintaining a high level of teamwork in their sport(s).  He/She is an integral part of introducing young athletes to sport, fundamentals of the sport, and help feed athletes into the high school programs.  

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To nominate an individual or group, please complete the form below.

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Nominee

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Nominee's Mother/Guardian

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Nomination

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