The Classic Center, Athens, GA
The “Best of Preps” High School Sports Awards Banquet honors student-athletes from 17 public and private schools in 19 different sports for their hard work and accomplishments on and off the playing field.
OnlineAthens/Athens Banner-Herald knows the importance of local high school sports. We have a long standing tradition of recognizing student-athletes across our community through daily coverage of their performance, dedication and achievements throughout the school year in both our print and digital products. The "Best of Preps" High School Sports Awards Banquet provides a unique opportunity to celebrate these high school student-athletes for their hard work on and off the playing field.
Dr. Carla Williams, a four-year letterwinner for the Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball team and Deputy Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator for the UGA Athlete Association will deliver the keynote speech.
In addition, we recognize the outstanding Athens area youth that make up the Jackson EMC All Area Team. The Jackson EMC All Area Team is made up of the top athletes in each of the 19 different high school sports in These students come from all public and private schools in Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison and Oglethorpe counties.
Congratulations to our 2017 Student Athletes
The Piedmont Athens Regional "Athlete of the Year”
Anna Marian Block, Athens Academy, Cross Country & Track & Field
Phlan Fleming, Cedar Shoals High School, Basketball
The Pilgrim's Pride "Academic Athlete of the Year”
Caroline Caldwell, Clarke Central High School, Tennis
Andrew Todd, Athens Christian, Football & Soccer
The Akins Arena's “Most Versatile Athlete of the Year”
Madison Pickerel, Athens Christian, Cross Country, Track & Field & Basketball
Noah Campbell, Prince Ave Christian, Football, Basketball & Baseball
"Comeback Player of the Year”
Kate Woodall, East Jackson Comprehensive High School, Softball
Jacob Hudson, Athens Academy, Football & Basketball
The MVP School of Sports "Freshman of the Year."
Lindasy Tulenko, North Oconee High School, Tennis
Jasper Gibson, Jefferson High School, Basketball
The Nakanishi "Unsung Hero of the Year"
Treveon Varnum, Clarke Central High School, Athletic Department Assistant
"Community LEADer of the Year Award"
MacKenzie Carpenter, Athens Christian, Cheerleading
The OnlineAthens “Coach of the Year”
Donnie Byrom, East Jackson Comprehensive High School, Softball
Tickets are $40 and include dinner, photo opportunity, and program. Please use the click here for ticket button above to reserve your seat today.
If you would like more information on nominating an outstanding high school athlete, becoming a sponsor, or more information on tickets please contact our Director of Marketing, Tina Laseter, at 706-208-2318 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
300 North Thomas Street
Athens, GA, 30601
May 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm to Jun 1, 2017 at 9:00 pm