As a member of the Gatorade Athlete of the Year Selection Committee, we get the opportunity to help select the Male and Female athletes of the year. This year, we wanted to extend the opportunity to you to help us choose whom these athletes will be!
Gatorade Athletes of the Year are selected based on three elements: athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. Former winners include Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, Candace Parker and LeBron James.
On the female side the candidates include Jordan Hasay (Cross Country, California), Anna Jelmini (Track and Field, California), Gina Mancuso (Volleyball, Nebraska), Kenzie Fowler (Softball, Arizona), Skylar Diggins (Basketball, Indiana) and Rachel Quon (Soccer, Illinois). To learn more about each of these athletes, click on their name to look at their resumes.
On the male side the candidates include Dillon Powers (Soccer, Texas), Reed Connor (Cross Country, Texas), Curtis Beach (Track and Field, New Mexico), Brandon Knight (Basketball, Florida), Matt Hobgood (Baseball, California) and Garrett Gilbert (Football, Texas). To learn more about each of these athletes, click on their name to look at their resumes.