Discontinued Awards

Eagle Exemplar

Since 1984, the United States Sports Academy has recognized outstanding athletes in all sports through its Awards of Sport program. These awards have expanded and evolved over the years, especially those pertaining to athletic performance, to honor the top athletes of the year. Listed below are a number of categories and honors that are no longer given by the Academy.

Sportsman of the Year

1984
Greg Louganis

Sportswoman of the Year

1984
Tracy Caulkins

Amateur Sportsman of the Year

1996
Tiger Woods
1995
Michael Johnson
1994
Steve McNair
1993
Charlie Ward
1992
Dan O’Brien
1991
Mike Powell
1990
Ty Detmer
1989
Andre Ware
1988
Al Oerter
1987
Ensign Dave Robinson
1986
Vinny Testaverde
1985
Bo Jackson

Amateur Sportswoman of the Year

1996
Amy Van Dyken
1995
Bonnie Blair
1994
Bonnie Blair
1993
Gail Devers
1992
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
1991
Kim Zmeskal
1990
Janet Evans
1989
Janet Evans
1988
Pat McCormick
1987
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
1986
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
1985
Cheryl Miller

Male Contributor to Sport

1987
Billy Mills
1986
Bowie Kuhn

Female Contributor to Sport

1987
Patty Berg
1986
William Rudolph

Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-khalifa Asia Athlete of the Year Award

1987
Nural Huda Abdullah
1986
P.T. Usha

Professional Sportsman of the Year

1996
Michael Jordan
1995
Gregg Maddux
1994
Jerry Rice
1993
Charles Barkley
1992
Dennis Eckersley
1991
Nolan Ryan
1990
Nolan Ryan
1989
Greg LeMond
1988
Tom McMillen
1987
Dennis Conner
1986
Larry Bird
1985
Walter Payton

Professional Sportswoman of the Year

1996
Steffi Graf
1995
Monica Seles
1994
Beth Daniel
1993
Steffi Graf
1992
Monica Seles
1991
Monica Seles
1990
Susan Butcher
1989
Staffi Graf
1988
Julie Krone
1987
Susan Butcher
1986
Martina Navratilova
1985
Nancy Lopez

Alabama Athlete of the Year

  • Davey AllisonNASCAR Driver
  • Shaun AlexanderNFL running back, Seattle Seahawks
  • Willie AndersonNFL Offensive Lineman, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Jay BarkerQuarterback, University of Alabama
  • Charles BarkleyNBA Forward, Phoenix Suns
  • Cornelius BennettLinebacker, University of Alabama
  • Vonetta FlowersU.S. Olympic Bobsledder
  • Penny HauschildGymnast, University of Alabama
  • Gary HollingsworthQuarterback, University of Alabama
  • Evander HolyfieldHeavyweight Boxer
  • Robert HorryNBA Forward, Houston Rockets
  • Tim HudsonMLB Pitcher, Oakland Athletics
  • Bobby HumphreyRunning Back, University of Alabama
  • Collyn LoperU.S. Olympic Trap Shooter
  • Tracy RockerDefensive Lineman, Auburn University
  • Patrick WhiteWest Virginia University Quarterback

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