USA TODAY High School Sports Awards
The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards celebrates excellence in high school sports across 22 regions nationwide as well as on a national level. Regional programs culminate in in-person award ceremonies from April through June where winners are announced and special awards are given, providing a platform to honor and recognize outstanding student-athletes. The national broadcast awards show, set to premiere in August 2024, will name the top athletes in each sport nationally and celebrate the absolute best athletes in the United States.
Nominees for both the regional and national programs are posted as they are selected. Regional nominees represent the best in their respective areas, while national nominees are recognized as the top high school athletes nationwide. Sign up for email updates for your region or nationally to keep up with nominee selections, the awards shows and special announcements. Follow our main Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok and Threads pages for more.
LATEST UPDATE: The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards program returns for 2024 with 22 regional programs across the country and one national awards show. Sign up for email updates to keep up with regional or national program updates!
Award Programs Across the Country
The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards is the largest high school athletic recognition program in the country with 22 regional programs and one national awards program! Each regional program selects the best athletes in the area and names athletes of the year for each sport. Special awards are also given. Scroll through the carousel below to find a regional program.
National Award Categories and Nominees
Below are the sports and awards that are part of the USA TODAY National High School Sports Awards. Nominees are selected by our Sports Department based on statistical analysis, game coverage and Coach/Athletic Director feedback and are announced publicly on the USA TODAY website. These announcement articles are linked underneath their respective sports below. Nominees are informed of their status by social media, email and/or through Coaches and Athletic Directors. Sign up for updates to be the first to know when nominees are announced. For sports, awards and nominees for regional programs, see their websites.
Sports and Nominees