CLEVELAND - The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission announced the finalists for the 22nd Greater Cleveland Sports Awards which will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. WTAM's Mike Snyder and Greg Brinda will be broadcasting back stage and will have interviews with all the winners and presenters.
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 were 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
Drew Allar, Medina High School, Football
Tommy Bebie, Rocky River High School, Football
Danny Young Jr., Shaker Heights High School, Basketball
Female High School Athlete of the Year
Kathryn Randorf, Gilmour Academy, Volleyball
Lanae Riley, Archbishop Hoban, Basketball
Alayna Tessena, Highland High School, Volleyball
Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year
Dustin Crum, Kent State University, Football (Midview High School)
Marreon Jackson, Arizona State University, Basketball (Garfield Heights High School)
Alex Phillip, John Carroll University, Cross Country (St. Vincent - St. Mary High School)
Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year
Adelaide Aquilla, The Ohio State University, Track & Field (Magnificat High School)
Dayna Denner, University of Toledo, Softball (Cuyahoga Heights High School)
Julia Walz, Bowling Green State University, Volleyball (Brooklyn High School)
Professional Athlete of the Year
Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers, Guard
Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns, Defensive End
Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians, Third Baseman
The Sports Awards is the premier annual sports fundraiser that supports the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and celebrates a year of athletic achievements in Northeast Ohio from high school stars to professional athletes. This year, it will be hosted by Maria Taylor and is back live after being virtual last year due to COVID-19.
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