The awards are given on behalf of the Atlanta sports community to individuals and teams who have achieved athletic excellence during the calendar year. The category finalists are reflective of a 29-county region which includes six professional sports teams, 14 universities, 12 junior colleges and more than 250 public and private high schools.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Coach of the Year: presented by The Home Depot: Awarded to an Atlanta high school, collegiate or professional coach whose dedication and commitment to coaching excellence is fostered in the lives of his/her athletes both on and off the field.

Collegiate Athlete of the Year:
presented by AT&T: Awarded to the Atlanta collegiate athlete who demonstrates superior physical ability in his/her sport.

Community Spirit Award:
presented by Georgia Power, A Southern Company: Awarded to the Atlanta athlete or coach who is actively involved in the community and epitomizes the highest standards for leadership, sportsmanship and integrity - formerly Sports Person of the Year (2006-12).

High School Athlete of the Year:
presented by KIA: Awarded to the Atlanta prep athlete who demonstrates superior physical ability in his/her sport.

Professional Athlete of the Year: presented by SunTrust Sports & Entertainment: Awarded to the Atlanta professional athlete who demonstrates superior physical ability in his/her sport.

Team of the Year:
presented by PrimeSport: Awarded to an Atlanta high school, collegiate or professional team whose dedication and work ethic resulted in a consistently high level of achievement or a championship.

Lifetime Achievement Award:
presented by Coca-Cola: Awarded to the individual who has made a positive impact on the sports world and Atlanta community throughout his/her career.

Click here to see the 2015 Atlanta Sports Awards Finalists and Winners.

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