2008 Michigan High School Athlete of the Year Recipients

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Lloyd Carr
Football
Lifetime Achievement Award

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Allison Schmitt
Swimming
Canton High School
High School Athlete of the Year

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Mitch Zajac
Football, Wrestling, Track
Holt High School
High School Athlete of the Year

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Jeff Lerg
Hockey
Michigan State University
College Athlete of the Year

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Tiffany Ofili
Track and Field
University of Michigan
College Athlete of the Year

Detroit Athletic Club Awards 2008 Recap
Michigan High School and College Athlete of the Year Honors
 
DETROIT - The Detroit Athletic Club (DAC), in keeping with its longstanding tradition of supporting athletics in the community, announced last night the winners of the 2008 Michigan High School and College Athlete of the Year awards. These prestigious honors are awarded not only for athletic ability, but also for the academic and humanitarian efforts of high school and college student athletes.
 
The 2008 Michigan High School Athlete of the Year winners are Allison Schmitt of Canton, MI and Mitchell Zajac of Holt, MI.  The recipients of the third annual College Athlete of the Year Award are Jeff Lerg, Michigan State University hockey phenom, and Tiffany Ofili, track and field star of the University of Michigan.
 
Schmitt is a senior at Canton High School and is an All-State swimming champion in numerous categories. She has represented the U.S. in international competitions and swam in the 2008 Olympic trials. She plans to attend the University of Georgia in the fall.
 
Zajac is a senior at Holt High School and is an All-State football player and state qualifying wrestler and track and field participant. He has signed a letter of intent to play football at Western Michigan University this fall.
 
Winners of the 2008 Michigan High School Athlete of the Year Awards were announced last night during the annual Dodge National Athletic Awards, which were held at the DAC and benefit the March of Dimes.
 
The program will be televised by WDIV Channel 4 and later broadcast by Comcast around the state.  Also at the event, the March of Dimes presented their Lifetime Achievement Award to Lloyd Carr. For further information about the Michigan High School and College Athlete of the Year Awards, please contact Jane Juszczyk at the Detroit Athletic Club (313) 442-1014.

2008 Michigan High School Athlete of the Year Nominees

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Meagan Bauer
Golf and Tennis
Grand Blanc High School

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Molly Coldren
Volleyball, Softball, Basketball
Notre Dame Prep

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Maverick Darling
Cross Country, Track
Ovid-Elsie High School

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Ted Howard
Cross Country, Swimming, Track
Birmingham Seaholm High School

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Andrew Jung
Tennis
Lakeview High School (Battle Creek)

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Shannon Mathews
Tennis, Track, Cross Country
Cranbrook-Kingswood High School

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Alissa Ott
Cross Country, Track, Swimming
Detroit Country Day

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Grant Overcashier
Wrestling, Football
Goodrich High School

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Makenzi Peterson
Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Cross Country
Big Rapids High School

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Allison Schmitt
Swimming
Canton High School

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Tim Shield
Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse
Grosse Pointe South High School

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Mitch Zajac
Football, Wrestling, Track
Holt High School

2008 Michigan High School Athlete of the Year Gallery