Michigan High School Athlete of the Year

Welcome to the website for the Michigan High School Athlete of the Year. The DAC Foundation’s winning tradition continues with its support of the National Athletic Awards and the creation of the Michigan High School Athlete of the Year award. This annual award started in 1996 and honors both, athletic and academic achievement.

The 2020 nominees were announced on February 27th. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, instead of choosing individual winners, we are having a virtual show online, celebrating all 12 amazing student athletes who exemplify the spirit of the Class of 2020.  The program will premiere here on Monday, June 15 at 6:00 pm.

2020 Application

2020 Award Nominees

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Avery Fenchel


Soccer | Novi

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Kathryn Ackerman


Swimming | Grand Haven

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Carter Solomon


Cross Country | Plymouth

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Hunter Hollenbeck


Swimming | Okemos

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Dylan Targgart


Track and Field | Coldwater

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Jason Kemp


Soccer | Troy Athens

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Luke Baylis


Tennis | Clarkston

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Cameron Martinez


Football | Muskegon

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Gabrielle Elliott


Basketball | Detroit Edison

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Gabrianna Salo


Softball | Escanaba

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Jess Mruzik


Volleyball | Mercy

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Sophie Housey


Swimming | University Liggett

 

2019 Award Recipients

Rickea Awards

Rickea Jackson


Basketball | Detroit Edison

Kendal Awards

Kendel Taylor


Football, Wrestling, Lacrosse and Track and Field | Madison Heights Bishop Foley

2020 DAC Foundation Athlete of the Year Award Show | 6/15 at 6:00PM