Cleveland, OH - 21st Greater Cleveland Sports Awards announces award finalists in five categories for Greater Cleveland Sports Commission’s annual fundraiser. Winners from each category will be announced live during 21st Greater Cleveland Sports Awards which will be aired on Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021at 7 p.m. on WKYC TV 3, wkyc.com and SportsTime Ohio.
Finalists were selected by local sports and media outlets as well as an awards committee who chose outstanding athletes from Northeast Ohio’s following counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark and Summit.
The finalists in the following categories were based on the highest number of votes: male and female high school athlete of the year, male and female collegiate athlete of the year and professional athlete of the year.
Male High School Athlete of the Year presented by University Hospitals Sports Medicine
Tyler Hong, Saint Ignatius, Swimming
Joe Labas,Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, Football
Kentrell Marks, Valley Forge High School, Football
Female High School Athlete of the Year presented by University Hospitals Sports Medicine
Paige Floriea, Mentor High School, Track & Field
Ella Gilson, Hawken School, Cross Country, Track & Field and Swimming
Shelby Sallee, Strongsville High School, Soccer
Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year presented by H. Jack's Plumbing & Heating Co. "The Super Plumber!"
Dustin Crum, Kent State University, Football (Midview High School)
Dillon Dingler, The Ohio State University, Baseball (Jackson High School)
Michael Rose, Iowa State University, Football (Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School)
Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year presented by H. Jack's Plumbing & Heating Co. "The Super Plumber!"
Kelly Brennan, Baldwin Wallace University, Cross Country (Walsh Jesuit High School)
Camryn Brown, High Point University, Basketball (Revere High School)
Naz Hillmon, University of Michigan, Basketball (Gilmour Academy)
Professional Athlete of the Year presented by SportsTime Ohio
Shane Bieber, pitcher, Cleveland Indians
Myles Garrett, defensive end, Cleveland Browns
Collin Sexton, guard, Cleveland Cavaliers
For more information or to purchase a package or tickets, visit clevelandsportsawards.com.
Photo courtesy of Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
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