Nominate an Athlete or Coach

Is there an athlete you admire who deserves to be honored for their contribution to their sport and the community? Nominate an athlete for the Minnesota Sports Awards.

Nomination Timeline

  • High School and Collegiate Athlete Nominations:
    • Nominations ended: June 21, 2019
    • Finalists and winners notified: July 2019
  • All other nominations: 
    • Nominations end: August 26, 2019
    • Finalists and winners notified: September 2019
  • All winners announced at the Minnesota Sports Awards gala on December 11, 2019

Categories

High School Athlete of the Year (Male/Female) - nominations ended

Awarded to the high school athlete who has set the highest standard for excellence in their sport and in their contributions to the community during the 2018-2019 athletic season.

Collegiate Athlete of the Year (Male/Female) - nominations ended

Awarded to the collegiate athlete who has set the highest standard for excellence in their sport and in their contributions to the community during the 2018-2019 athletic season.

Professional Athlete of the Year

Awarded to the professional athlete who has set the highest standard for excellence in their sport and in their contributions to the community during the 2018-2019 athletic season.*

Coach of the Year Award

Awarded to the coach, at the high school, collegiate or professional level who has set the highest standard for excellence for their team, their sport and also in their contributions to the community during the past year or athletic season.

Courage Award

Awarded to an athlete or other sports figure who overcame significant challenges on or off the playing field, inspiring others with their courage, perseverance and determination during the 2018-2019 athletic season.

Minnesota Sports Moment of the Year Award

Recognizing a single sports moment from a game or competition in the past year that energized Minnesota sports fans, displayed remarkable athletic skill or demonstrated incredible sportsmanship.


Athletes and teams are eligible for their competition seasons ending in late 2018 (football, volleyball, etc.) or in 2019. High school and collegiate athletes must be in good academic standing. Sports Minneapolis Board reserves the right to make final decisions on award recipients.