Michigan High School Athlete of the Year

Welcome to the website for the Michigan High School Athlete of the Year. The DAC'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 2019 event is scheduled for Monday, May 13th 2019. 2019 applications are due by February 1st, 2019. Click the link below to download the application!

2019 Application

2019 Award Nominees

Ashley Turak

Ashley Turak

Swimming | Farmington Hills Harrington


Danielle Hartje

Danielle Hartje

Tennis, Ice Hockey, and Soccer | Detroit Country Day

Kendal Taylor

Kendel Taylor

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

Nick Foster (1)

Nick Foster

Cross Country, Track and Field | Ann Arbor Pioneer

Jansen Eichenlaub

Jansen Eichenlaub

Soccer| Birmingham Marian

Heath Baldwin

Heath Baldwin

Football, Basketball and Track and Field | Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep


Austin Brown

Austin Brown

Football, Baseball, and Basketball | Madison Heights Madison

Derek Maas

Derek Maas

Swimming and Tennis | Holland West Outtawa


Madeline Chinn (1)

Madeline Chinn

Volleyball | Pontiac Notre Dame Prep


Julia Ayrault

Julia Ayrault

Basketball | Grosse Pointe North

Rickea Jackson

Rickea Jackson

Basketball | Detroit Edison


Lance Dixon

Football | West Bloomfield


2018 Award Recipients


Olivia Theis

Cross Country and Track | Lansing Catholic


Aidan Hutchinson

Football & Lacrosse | Dearborn Divine Child

2018 DAC Athlete of the Year Award Show

Broadcast Schedule

Fox Sports Detroit

SATURDAY 5/19 11:00AM
SUNDAY 5/20 10:00AM
MONDAY 5/21 06:30PM
TUESDAY 5/22 12:30AM
TUESDAY 5/22 06:30PM
WEDNESDAY 5/23 02:30PM
FRIDAY 5/25 02:30PM
FRIDAY 5/25 06:00PM
SATURDAY 5/26 11:30PM
SUNDAY 5/27 06:30PM


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