Gatorade Player of the Year awards

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The Gatorade Player of the Year awards are given annually to male and female high-school student-athletes in the United States.[1][2] They are given for boys' baseball, boys' football, girls' softball, girls' volleyball, boys' basketball, girls' basketball, boys' cross country, girls' cross country, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, boys' track & field, and girls' track & field.[1]

A "State Player of the Year" award is given to the best student-athlete in each of the twelve sports in the District of Columbia and each of the fifty states, where each sport is recognized as an interscholastic sport.[3] Selection is based on three criteria: athletic achievement, academic excellence, and exemplary character (including sportsmanship, and participation in community and other activities).[3] Twelve "National Player of the Year" awards are then given, to the best student-athlete in each of the twelve sports, chosen from the state winners in the respective sport.[3]

Finally, one male Athlete of the Year and one female Athlete of the Year are selected from the twelve National Player of the Year recipients.[3] The two winners are voted on by a national panel that includes approximately 400 sports journalists, coaches, and others.[3] The two athletes of the year receive their awards at a special ceremony prior to The ESPY Awards, in Los Angeles, California.[3]

The Gatorade Company established these awards in 1985.[1] The selection process is administered by ESPN RISE, which is ESPN's division for high-school sports.[1]

Past national winners include Peyton Manning and Emmitt Smith for football, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant for basketball, Allyson Felix for track and field, and Kerri Walsh for volleyball.

Athletes of the Year[edit]

For biographical sketches of the current winners, see footnote[4]
See also: Sporting News High School Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Year
Male Athlete of the Year
Year Winner Sport Hometown College
2003 LeBron James Basketball Akron, OH None
2004 Dwight Howard Basketball Atlanta, GA None
2005 Greg Paulus Football Syracuse, NY Duke (basketball),
Syracuse (football)
2006 Greg Oden Basketball Indianapolis, IN Ohio State
2007 Kevin Love Basketball Lake Oswego, OR UCLA
2008 Matt Barkley Football Santa Ana, CA USC
2009 Garrett Gilbert Football Austin, Texas Texas
2010 Brandon Knight Basketball Fort Lauderdale, FL Kentucky
2011 Dylan Bundy Baseball Owasso, OK None
2012 Johnathan Gray Football Aledo, Texas Texas
2013 Andrew Wiggins Basketball Thornhill, ON, Canada Kansas
Female Athlete of the Year
Year Winner Sport Hometown College
2003 Felix, AllysonAllyson Felix Track & Field North Hills, CA USC
2004 Parker, CandaceCandace Parker Basketball Naperville, IL Tennessee
2005
Barboza, CynthiaCynthia Barboza Volleyball Long Beach, CA Stanford
2006 Charles, TinaTina Charles Basketball Middle Village, NY Connecticut
2007 Moore, MayaMaya Moore Basketball Lawrenceville, GA Connecticut
2008 Price, ChanelleChanelle Price Track & Field Easton, PA Tennessee
2009 Diggins, SkylarSkylar Diggins Basketball South Bend, IN Notre Dame
2010 Chiney Ogwumike Basketball Cypress, TX Stanford
2011 Brian, MorganMorgan Brian Soccer St. Simons Island, GA Virginia
2012 Stewart, BreannaBreanna Stewart Basketball North Syracuse, NY Connecticut
2013 Andrews, MorganMorgan Andrews Soccer Milford, NH Notre Dame

National Sports Winners[edit]

Baseball (boys only)[edit]

See footnote[5]
Year Winner Hometown College
1986 Gary Sheffield Tampa, FL Did not attend
1987 Willie Banks Jersey City, NJ Did not attend
1988 Mark Lewis Hamilton, OH Did not attend
1989 Jeffrey Jackson Chicago, IL Did not attend
1990 Todd Van Poppel Arlington, TX Did not attend
1991 Brian Barber Orlando, FL Did not attend
1992 A.J. Hinch Midwest City, OK Stanford
1993 Alex Rodriguez Miami, FL Did not attend
1994 Doug Million Sarasota, FL Miami
1995 Chad Hutchinson San Diego, CA Stanford (football)
1996 Matt White Waynesboro, PA Did not attend
1997 Darnell McDonald Englewood, CO Did not attend
1998 Drew Henson Brighton, MI Michigan (football)
1999 B. J. Garbe Moses Lake, WA Did not attend
2000 Jason Stokes Coppell, TX Did not attend
2001 Casey Kotchman Seminole, FL Did not attend
2002 Zack Greinke Apopka, FL Did not attend
2003 Chris Lubanski Collegeville, PA Did not attend
2004 Mark Rogers Topsham, ME Did not attend
2005 Justin Upton Chesapeake, VA Did not attend
2006 Clayton Kershaw Dallas, TX Did not attend
2007 Rick Porcello West Orange, NJ Did not attend
2008 Kyle Skipworth Riverside, CA Did not attend
2009 Matt Hobgood Norco, CA Did not attend
2010 Kaleb Cowart Adel, GA Did not attend
2011 Dylan Bundy Owasso, OK Did not attend
2012 Lance McCullers, Jr. Tampa, FL Did not attend
2013 Clint Frazier Loganville, GA Did not attend
2014 Justus Sheffield Tullahoma, TN Did not attend

Basketball[edit]

Male Basketball Player of the Year
Year Winner Hometown College
1987 Reid, J.R.J.R. Reid Virginia Beach, VA North Carolina
1988 Mourning, AlonzoAlonzo Mourning Chesapeake, VA Georgetown
1989 Anderson, KennyKenny Anderson Jamaica, NY Georgia Tech
1990 Bailey, DamonDamon Bailey Bedford, IN Indiana
1991 Webber, ChrisChris Webber Beverly Hills, MI Michigan
1992 Williamson, CorlissCorliss Williamson Russellville, AR Arkansas
1993 Livingston, RandyRandy Livingston New Orleans, LA LSU
1994 Lopez, FelipeFelipe López New York, NY St. John's
1995 Marbury, StephonStephon Marbury Brooklyn, NY Georgia Tech
1996 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant Ardmore, PA Did not attend
1997 Davis, BaronBaron Davis Santa Monica, CA UCLA
1998 Harrington, AlAl Harrington Elizabeth, NJ Did not attend
1999 Blanchard, LaVellLaVell Blanchard Ann Arbor, MI Michigan
2000 Jeffries, JaredJared Jeffries Bloomington, IN Indiana
2001 Torbert, KelvinKelvin Torbert Flint, MI Michigan State
2002 James, LeBronLeBron James Akron, OH Did not attend
2003 James, LeBronLeBron James Akron, OH Did not attend
2004 Howard, DwightDwight Howard Atlanta, GA Did not attend
2005 Oden, GregGreg Oden Indianapolis, IN Ohio State
2006 Oden, GregGreg Oden Indianapolis, IN Ohio State
2007 Love, KevinKevin Love Lake Oswego, OR UCLA
2008 Holiday, JrueJrue Holiday North Hollywood, CA UCLA
2009 Knight, BrandonBrandon Knight Fort Lauderdale, FL Kentucky
2010 Knight, BrandonBrandon Knight Fort Lauderdale, FL Kentucky
2011 Beal, BradBrad Beal St. Louis, MO Florida
2012 Parker, JabariJabari Parker Chicago, IL Duke
2013 Wiggins, AndrewAndrew Wiggins Thornhill, ON, Canada Kansas
2014 Towns, KarlKarl Towns Metuchen, NJ Kentucky
Female Basketball Player of the Year
Year Winner Hometown College
1986 Susan Anderson Deming, WA Texas
1987 Kris Durham Scotch Plains, NJ Seton Hall
1988 Vicki Hall Indianapolis, IN Texas
1989 Lisa Harrison Louisville, KY Tennessee
1990 Lisa Leslie Inglewood, CA USC
1991 Michelle Marciniak Allentown, PA Notre Dame / Tennessee
1992 Katie Smith Logan, OH Ohio State
1993 La'Keshia Frett Hampton, VA Georgia
1994 Monick Foote Wilmington, DE Virginia
1995 Stephanie White West Lebanon, IN Purdue
1996 Jamie Walz Fort Thomas, KY Western Kentucky
1997 Nikki Teasley Frederick, MD North Carolina
1998 Tamika Williams Dayton, OH Connecticut
1999 Jamie Carey
Nicole Kaczmarski
Thornton, CO
Middle Island, NY
Stanford
UCLA
2000 Shereka Wright Copperas Cove, TX Purdue
2001 Shyra Ely Indianapolis, IN Tennessee
2002 Ann Strother Highlands Ranch, CO Connecticut
2003 Candace Parker Naperville, IL Tennessee
2004 Candace Parker Naperville, IL Tennessee
2005 Abby Waner Highlands Ranch, CO Duke
2006 Tina Charles Middle Village, NY Connecticut
2007 Maya Moore Lawrenceville, GA Connecticut
2008 Nneka Ogwumike Cypress, TX Stanford
2009 Skylar Diggins South Bend, IN Notre Dame
2010 Chiney Ogwumike Cypress, TX Stanford
2011 Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Santa Ana, CA Connecticut
2012 Stewart, BreannaBreanna Stewart North Syracuse, NY Connecticut
2013 Russell, MercedesMercedes Russell Springfield, OR Tennessee
2014 Turner, BriannaBrianna Turner Manvel, TX Notre Dame

Cross Country[edit]

Male Cross Country Athlete of the Year
Year Winner Hometown College
2008 Chris Derrick Naperville, IL Stanford
2009 Reed Connor Miami, FL Florida
2010 Lukas Verzbicas Orland Park, IL Oregon (1 Year)
2011 Lukas Verzbicas Orland Park, IL Oregon (1 Year)
2012 Futsum Zeinasellassie Indianapolis, IN Northern Arizona
2013 Grant Fisher[6] Grand Blanc, Michigan
Female Cross Country Athlete of the Year
Year Winner Hometown College
2008 Ashley Brasovan Wellington, FL Duke
2009 Jordan Hasay San Luis Obispo, CA Oregon
2010 Megan Goethals Rochester Hills, MI Washington
2011 Aisling Cuffe Cornwall, NY Stanford
2012 Molly Seidel Hartland, WI Notre Dame
2013 Alexa Efraimson[7] Camas, Washington

Football (boys only)[edit]

Year Winner Hometown College
1986 Jeff George Indianapolis, IN Purdue / Illinois
1987 Emmitt Smith Pensacola, FL Florida
1988 Curtis Bray Monroeville, PA Pittsburgh
1989 Terry Kirby Tabb, VA Virginia
1990 Robert Smith Euclid, OH Ohio State
1991 Marquette Smith Winter Park, FL Florida State / Central Florida
1992 Chris Walsh St. Paul, MN Miami (FL) / Minnesota
1993 Ron Powlus Berwick, PA Notre Dame
1994 Peyton Manning New Orleans, LA Tennessee
1995 Brock Huard Puyallup, WA Washington
1996 Tim Couch Hyden, KY Kentucky
1997 Travis Minor Baton Rouge, LA Florida State
1998 Ronald Curry Hampton, VA North Carolina (football and basketball)
1999 Chris Lewis Long Beach, CA Stanford
2000 Brock Berlin Shreveport, LA Florida / Miami (FL)
2001 Joe Mauer St. Paul, MN Selected in MLB draft;
signed by Minnesota Twins
2002 Lorenzo Booker Oxnard, CA Florida State
2003 Kyle Wright Danville, CA Miami (FL)
2004 Jeff Byers Fort Collins, CO USC
2005 Greg Paulus Syracuse, NY Duke (basketball)
Syracuse (football)[1]
2006 Mitch Mustain Springdale, AR Arkansas / USC
2007 John Brantley Ocala, FL Florida
2008 Matt Barkley Santa Ana, CA USC
2009 Garrett Gilbert Austin, TX Texas / SMU
2010 Malcolm Jones Westlake Village, CA UCLA
2011 Justin Worley Rock Hill, SC Tennessee
2012 Johnathan Gray Aledo, TX Texas

Soccer[edit]

Male Soccer Player of the Year
Year Winner Hometown College
1986 Hundelt, KevinKevin Hundelt Hazelwood, MO SIU Edwardsville
1987 Gwin, JohnJohn Gwin Boise, ID Duke
1988 Yorks, LyleLyle Yorks Storrs, CT Virginia
1989 Henderson, ChrisChris Henderson Everett, WA UCLA
1990 Haskins, ToddTodd Haskins Ellicott City, MD North Carolina
1991 Reyna, ClaudioClaudio Reyna Newark, NJ Virginia
1992 McKeon, MattMatt McKeon St. Louis, MO Saint Louis
1993 Fisher, MikeMike Fisher Batavia, IL Virginia
1994 Shapowal, AndriyAndriy Shapowal Chagrin Falls, OH Virginia
1995 Venditti, PierrePierre Venditti Milford, CT Maryland
1996 Kirk, AndyAndy Kirk Milwaukee, WI Maryland
1997 Garcia, NickNick Garcia Dallas, TX Indiana
1998 Downing, NickNick Downing Redmond, WA Maryland
1999 Martino, KyleKyle Martino Westport, CT Virginia
2000 Eskandarian, AleckoAlecko Eskandarian Oradell, NJ Virginia
2001 Grabavoy, NedNed Grabavoy New Lenox, IL Indiana
2002 Harvey, JordanJordan Harvey Mission Viejo, CA UCLA
2003 Dalby, GregGreg Dalby Poway, CA Notre Dame
2004 Phelan, PatrickPatrick Phelan Wilbraham, MA Wake Forest
2005 Nguyen, LeeLee Nguyen Plano, TX Indiana
2006 Alexander, EricEric Alexander Portage, MI Indiana
2007 Martinez, BrayanBrayan Martinez West Orange, NJ Seton Hall
2008 Agorsor, ChrisChris Agorsor Severn, MD Virginia
2009 Powers, DillonDillon Powers Plano, TX Notre Dame
2010 Saad, SoonySoony Saad Dearborn, MI Michigan
2011 Rendon, LuisLuis Rendon Midlothian, VA Duke
2012 Boateng, EmaEma Boateng Carpinteria, CA UC Santa Barbara
Female Soccer Player of the Year
Year Winner Hometown College
1998 Wagner, AlyAly Wagner Redmond, WA Maryland
1999 Vanessa Pruzinsky,
Christie Welsh
Trumbull, CT,
Massapequa, NY
Notre Dame,
Penn State
2000 CramerAleisha Cramer Lakewood, CO BYU
2001 Mary McDowell Lakewood, CO North Carolina
2002 Oakes, JillJill Oakes West Hills, CA UCLA
2003 OreillyHeather O'Reilly East Brunswick, NJ North Carolina
2004 Harris, AshlynAshlyn Harris Satellite Beach, FL North Carolina
2005 Rodriguez, AmyAmy Rodriguez Rancho Santa Margarita, CA USC
2006 Cheney, LaurenLauren Cheney Indianapolis, IN UCLA
2007 Henderson, MelissaMelissa Henderson Garland, TX Notre Dame
2008 Noyola, TeresaTeresa Noyola Palo Alto, CA Stanford
2009 Quon, RachelRachel Quon Lake Forest, IL Stanford
2010 Pathman, MollieMollie Pathman Durham, NC Duke
2011 Brian, MorganMorgan Brian St. Simons Island, GA Virginia
2012 Andrews, MorganMorgan Andrews Milford, NH Notre Dame
2013 Andrews, MorganMorgan Andrews Milford, NH Notre Dame

Softball (girls only)[edit]

Year Winner Hometown College
1998 Amanda Freed Cypress, CA UCLA
1999 Maureen LeCocq West Hills, CA Stanford
2000 Tia Bollinger Santa Ana, CA Washington
2001 Osterman, CatCat Osterman Cypress, TX Texas
2002 Brittany Lastrapsl Fairfield, CA Arizona
2003 Lisa Dodd San Diego, CA UCLA
2004 Anjelica Selden Fairfield, CA UCLA
2005 Dani Hofer Palm Harbor, FL LSU
2006 Kirsten Shortridge Keller, TX Baylor
2007 Ashley Brignac River Ridge, LA Louisiana-Lafayette
2008 Kenzie Fowler Oro Valley, AZ Arizona
2009 Kenzie Fowler Oro Valley, AZ Arizona
2010 Kasey Fagan Dunnellon, FL Florida
2011 Cheyenne Cordes Fairfield, CA California
2012 Geri Ann Glasco Watkinsville, GA Georgia

Track & Field[edit]

Male Athlete of the Year
Year Winner Hometown College
1986 Eric Mastalir Carmichael, CA Stanford
1987 Kamy Keshmiri Reno, NV Nevada
1988 Art Skipper Sandy, OR Oregon
1989 Dion Bentley Pittsburgh, PA Florida
1990 Brent Noon Fallbrook, CA Georgia
1991 Bryan Bronson Jasper, TX Rice
1992 Sheddric Fields Dallas, TX Houston
1993 Charles Mitchell Waco, TX Mississippi
1994 Andre Scott Sanford, FL Auburn
1995 Michael Stember Sacramento, CA Stanford
1996 Michael Granville Bell Gardens, CA UCLA
1997 Sharif Karie Springfield, VA Arkansas
1998 Jon Stevens Fremont, CA Stanford
1999 Jacob Freeman Warwick, RI Manhattan
2000 Donald Sage Elmhurst, IL Stanford
2001 Alan Webb Reston, VA Michigan
2002 Brendan Christian Austin, TX Houston
2003 Kerron Clement LaPorte, TX Florida
2004 Jason Richardson Cedar Hill, TX South Carolina
2005 Ryan Whiting Harrisburg, PA Arizona State
2006 David Klech San Ramon, CA Oregon
2007 Bryshon Nellum Los Angeles, CA USC
2008 German Fernandez Riverbank, CA Oklahoma State
2009 Curtis Beach[8] Albuquerque, NM Duke
2010 Sam Crouser Gresham, OR Oregon
2011 Gunnar Nixon Edmond, OK Arkansas
2012 Abraham Hall Grand Prairie, TX Army
2013 Trayvon Bromell St. Petersburg, FL Baylor
2014 Trentavis Friday[9] Cherryville, North Carolina Florida State
Female Athlete of the Year
Year Winner Hometown College
1986 Yolanda Johnson Denver, CO Colorado
1987 Janeene Vickers Pomona, CA UCLA
1988 Chryste Gaines Dallas, TX Stanford
1989 Angela Burnham Oxnard, CA UCLA
1990 Melissa Weis Bakersfield, CA Cal St.-Bakersfield
1991 Marion Jones Oxnard, CA North Carolina (track and basketball)
1992 Marion Jones Thousand Oaks, CA North Carolina (track and basketball)
1993 Marion Jones Thousand Oaks, CA North Carolina (track and basketball)
1994 Suzy Powell Modesto, CA UCLA
1995 Joanna Hayes Riverside, CA UCLA
1996 Kim Mortensen Thousand Oaks, CA UCLA
1997 Kinshasa Davis Carson, CA USC
1998 Angela Williams Chino, CA USC
1999 Stacy Martin Ellettsville, IN Auburn
2000 Monique Henderson San Diego, CA UCLA
2001 Ychlindria Spears Luling, TX Texas
2002 Sanya Richards Fort Lauderdale, FL Texas
2003 Allyson Felix North Hills, CA USC
2004 Shalonda Soloman Inglewood, CA South Carolina
2005 Brittany Daniels Tracy, CA Tennessee
2006 Bianca Knight Ridgeland, MS Texas
2007 Emily Pendleton Lindsey, OH Michigan
2008 Chanelle Price Easton, PA Tennessee
2009 Anna Jelmini Shafter, CA Arizona State
2010 Ashton Purvis Oakland, CA Miami (FL)
2011 Amy Weissenbach Studio City, CA Stanford
2012 Shelbi Vaughan Mansfield, TX Texas A&M

Volleyball (girls only)[edit]

Year Winner Hometown College
1996 Walsh, KerriKerri Walsh San Jose, CA Stanford
1997 Boylan, DeniseDenise Boylan (bio here) Lisle, IL Notre Dame
1998 Sandrik, SaraSara Sandrik (bio here) Pelham, AL Stanford
1999 Tom, LoganLogan Tom Salt Lake City, UT Stanford
2000 Ross, AprilApril Ross Newport Beach, CA USC
2001 Nnamani, OgonnaOgonna Nnamani Bloomington, IL Stanford
2002 Ladd, BreBre Ladd (bio here) Tucson, AZ Arizona
2003 Richards, KristinKristin Richards (bio here) Orem, UT Stanford
2004 Barboza, CynthiaCynthia Barboza Long Beach, CA Stanford
2005 Barboza, CynthiaCynthia Barboza Long Beach, CA Stanford
2006 Hodge, MeganMegan Hodge Durham, NC Penn State
2007 Klineman, AlixAlix Klineman (bio here) Manhattan Beach, CA Stanford
2008 Murphy, KellyKelly Murphy (bio here) Wilmington, IL Florida
2009 Mancuso, GinaGina Mancuso Papillion, NE Nebraska
2010 Wittman, AshleyAshley Wittman Shakopee, MN Minnesota
2011 Vansant, KristaKrista Vansant Redlands, CA Washington
2012 Burgess, JordanJordan Burgess Tampa, FL Stanford
2013 Carlini, LaurenLauren Carlini Aurora, IL Wisconsin

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