Dial Award

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For the literary award presented by The Dial magazine in the 1920s, see The Dial.

The Dial Award was presented annually by the Dial Corporation to the male and female American high-school athlete/scholar of the year.


Year Male Female
1979 Herschel Walker, football No award given
1980 Bill Fralic, football Carol Lewis, track and field
1981 Kevin Willhite, football Cheryl Miller, basketball
1982 Mike Smith, basketball Elaine Zayak, skating
1983 Chris Spielman, football Melanie Buddemeyer, swimming
1984 Hart Lee Dykes, football Nora Lewis, basketball
1985 Jeff George, football Gea Johnson, track and field
1986 Scott Schaffner, football Mya Johnson, track and field
1987 Todd Marinovich, football Kristi Overton, water skiing
1988 Carlton Gray, football Courtney Cox, basketball
1989 Robert Smith, football Lisa Leslie, basketball
1990 Derrick Brooks, football Vicki Goetze, golf
1991 Jeff Buckey, football, track and field Katie Smith, basketball, volleyball, track
1992 Jacque Vaughn, basketball Amanda White, track and field, swimming
1993 Tiger Woods, golf Kristin Folkl, basketball
1994 Taymon Domzalski, basketball Shannon Miller, gymnastics
1995 Brent Abernathy, baseball Shea Ralph, basketball
1996 Grant Irons, football Grace Park, golf
1997 Ronald Curry, football Michelle Kwan, figure skating

See also[edit]


  • Sports Illustrated 1999 Sports Almanac, Little, Brown, and Co., Boston, 1998.