Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Sports Awards Show to air on Cox Sports TV starting Wednesday

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Five Hall of Famers and the Best Athletes in the Region Will Be Featured Eight Times in September

NEW ORLEANS – The Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Sports Awards Committee has produced a one-hour television broadcast to recognize the Class of 2020 of the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame as well as the best amateur athletes in the region. The show will debut this Wednesday, September 2 on Cox Sports Television and then will be re-broadcast seven times throughout the month of September.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl’s annual awards program has recognized 19 individuals and four teams for their outstanding accomplishments on and off the field in 2019-20 as well as five members of the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. Each of the award winners are selected by the Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Committee.

CST Sugar Bowl Awards schedule

James J. Corbett Awards – Top Amateur Athletes in Louisiana

Female: Tonea Marshall, LSU Track & Field

Male: Joe Burrow, LSU Football

Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductees

Perry Clark, Tulane Basketball

Tim Floyd, UNO Basketball

Rick Jones, Tulane Baseball

Craig Perret, Horse Racing

Ashley Tappin-Doussan, Swimming

Eddie Robinson Award

Keeshawn Davenport, UNO Basketball

Jimmy Collins Special Awards

Demario Davis, New Orleans Saints

Eastbank Little League, Baseball & Softball

Yearly Award Winners

Outstanding Girls’ Prep Coach of the Year, New Orleans: Lakenya Reed, Booker T. Washington Basketball
Outstanding Boys’ Prep Coach of the Year, New Orleans: Nick Monica, Archbishop Rummel Football

Outstanding Female Amateur Athlete, New Orleans: Angela Charles-Alfred, Xavier University Tennis

Outstanding Male Amateur Athlete, New Orleans: Ja’Marr Chase, LSU Football

Outstanding Boys’ Prep Team, New Orleans: St. James High School Football

Outstanding Girls’ Prep Team, New Orleans: Metairie Park Country Day School Volleyball

Outstanding Collegiate Coach, Louisiana: Ed Orgeron, LSU Football

Greater New Orleans Amateur Athletes of the Month

June, 2019: Nick Lorio, Pedal Valves Cardinals Legion Baseball

July, 2019: Raven Nunnery, John Curtis Christian Track

August, 2019: Reece Roussel, Eastbank Little League Baseball

September, 2019: Christian Westcott, Lakeshore High School Football

October, 2019: Angela Charles-Alfred, Xavier University Tennis

November, 2019: Ja’Marr Chase, LSU Football

December, 2019: Donovan Kaufman, Archbishop Rummel Football

January, 2020: Jared Butler, Baylor University Basketball

February, 2020: Braden Olthoff, Tulane University Baseball

March, 2020: William Loyd, Xavier University Basketball

The Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Committee began in 1957 when James Collins spearheaded a group of sports journalists to form a sports awards committee to immortalize local sports history. For 13 years, the committee honored local athletes each month. In 1970, the Sugar Bowl stepped in to sponsor and revitalize the committee, leading to the creation of the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame in 1971, honoring 10 legends from the Crescent City in its first induction class. While adding the responsibility of selecting Hall of Famers, the committee has continued to recognize the top amateur athlete in the Greater New Orleans area each month – 2020 marks the 64th year of the program. To be eligible, an athlete must be a native of the greater New Orleans area or must compete for a team in the metropolitan region.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 96 Hall of Fame players, 50 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 86-year history. The 87th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, which will double as a College Football Playoff Semifinal, is scheduled to be played on January 1, 2021. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors over 100,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.7 billion into the local economy in the last decade. For more information, visit www.AllstateSugarBowl.org.

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