CLEVELAND — The 22nd annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards are set to take place on March 23, and as the event approaches the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission has announced its finalists for five categories.
Local sports and media outlets, in addition to an awards committee, helped selected the finalists who have all been deemed outstanding athletes from Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark and Summit Counties—with categories for the high school, collegiate and professional level.
Here are the five categories and their finalists.
Female High School Athlete of the Year
Kathryn Randorf, Gilmour Academy, Volleyball
Lanae Riley, Archbishop Hoban, Basketball
Alayna Tessena, Highland High School, Volleyball
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 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)
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)
Professional Athlete of the Year
Darius Garland, Cleveland Cavaliers, Guard
Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns, Defensive End
Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians, Third Baseman
The winners of these awards will be announced at the annual fundraising ceremony on March 23 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse at 5:30 p.m.
Hosted by Maria Taylor, the event will feature the live awards ceremony while also celebrating the winners of other awards presented by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, including the Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine Courage Award, presented to Saint Ignatius High School baseball player Robbie Boyce.
Winners of the Sports Development Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and Best Moment in Cleveland Sports will be announced at the ceremony as well.
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