Idaho High School Sports Awards to recognize and name the top student athletes in Idaho throughout year

Idaho High School Sports Awards (Photo: USA TODAY NETWORK)

IDAHO — November 18, 2020 – The Idaho High School Sports Awards is a student athlete recognition program that recognizes the top student athletes in 20 state sanctioned sports throughout the year as part of the national USA TODAY High School Sports Awards program. The top three finalists and athlete of the year for each sport will be announced July 15 on

Visit the website to sign up for updates to keep up with updates and honoree selections throughout the year. Stories about the selections and more program information can also be found at

This program is part of the USA TODAY High School Sports Awards, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country. Along with the chance to be recognized on the statewide level, the Idaho athletes of the year will be national honorees in the inaugural USA TODAY national high school sports awards show. The most elite high school athletes, coaches and teams from across the U.S. will be featured in the awards show for each nationally recognized sport. 

A nationally recognized sport must have a minimum level of participation across the country. Sports that will be featured on the national level include cross country, tennis, golf, soccer, volleyball, football – offense and defense, hockey, swimming and diving, lacrosse, wrestling, basketball, softball, baseball, track and field and gymnastics. 

The USA TODAY High School Sports Awards show, which will be televised and available for streaming in early August, will showcase honorees from each state, announce the top three in the country and then name the athlete of the year in each sport. Viewers will also see awards for the freshman athlete of the year, the play of the year, the nation’s top male and female athlete, and many other premier awards for high school student athletes.  

Please use the hashtag #IDAHOHSSA and #USATODAYHSSA for a chance to be featured on the social media feeds on the event websites and be a part of the online conversation. 

Gannett owns and operates the largest high school athlete recognition program in the U.S. 

Viewers can find honorees from various regions, including the national honorees and winners at 

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