Greater Cleveland Sports Commission

19th Greater Cleveland Sports Awards


Local sports and media outlets were invited to nominate athletes and select finalists from Northeast Ohio from the following nine counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark and Summit. 

Finalists were selected in each of the following Greater Cleveland Sports Awards Categories:

Male High School Athlete of the Year presented by University Hospitals Sports Medicine

Female High School Athlete of the Year presented by University Hospitals Sports Medicine

Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year

Female Collegiate Athlete of the Year

Professional Athlete of the Year presented by FOX Sports Ohio

A special awards committee was formed to select recipients for the following awards:

Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Courage Award

Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Cuyahoga Community College

Sports Development Gold Medalist Award

The following is a sample of local media outlets asked to participate in the nomination process:

Akron Beacon Journal, Associated Press,, Crain’s Cleveland Business, Daily Record, The News Herald, The Plain Dealer, ESPN Cleveland 950, WAKR 1590, WKRK 92.3, WTAM 1100, FOX Sports Ohio, WEWS – TV 5, WJW – TV 8, WKYC – TV 3, WOIO – TV 19

Best Moment presented by JACK Cleveland Casino was nominated by the general public who provided their submissions for Best Moment in Cleveland Sports during 2018. The winning moment was based on the number of submissions.

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