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Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Awards  


After 19 years of honoring the nation's elite high school athletes with the Gatorade Player of the Year award, The Gatorade Company will present the second annual Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year award to the nation's best overall male and female high school athletes. Gatorade has recognized National Players of the Year in football, volleyball, baseball and softball, as well as boys and girls soccer, basketball and track & field. In addition to athletic performance, the Gatorade Player of the Year award criteria includes the athlete's achievements in the classroom and overall character.

Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year Nominees
(Check out expanded bios at Gatorade.com):

Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year - Female Nominees

Cynthia Barboza, Volleyball
Woodrow Wilson Classical H.S.
Long Beach, Calif.



Ashlyn Harris, Soccer
Satellite H.S.
Satellite Beach, Fla.



Candace Parker, Basketball
Naperville Central H.S.
Naperville, Ill.



Anjelica Selden, Softball
Vanden H.S.
Fairfield, Calif.



Shalonda Solomon, Track & Field
Long Beach Polytechnic H.S.
Englewood, Calif.



Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year - Male Nominees

Jeff Byers, Football
Loveland H.S.
Loveland, Colo.



Patrick Phelan, Soccer
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Enfield, Conn.



Dwight Howard II, Basketball
Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy
Atlanta, Ga.



Mark Rogers, Baseball
Mt. Ararat H.S.
Orr's Island, Maine



Jason Richardson, Track & Field
Cedar Hill H.S.
Cedar Hill, Tex.




The ESPY Awards will air on ESPN from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on July 18 at 9 p.m. ET.




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