AAU Sullivan Award

April 19, 2015

6 Finalist

Hundred's of Thousands of Athletes were evaluated, only Six are the finalist. One will win. Who will it be?


The James E. Sullivan Award is known as the "Oscar" of sports awards and is older than the Heisman. 


The 85th Annual James E. Sullivan Awards Ceremony begins April 19th at 2 pm.


Founded in 1868, the clubs members have won 119 Olympic Gold Medals, 53 Silver Medals, and 59 Bronze medals. 

CEREMONY SCHEDULEThe 85th Sullivan Awards Ceremony is brought to you by the Amateur Athletic Union.

85th Annual FinalistSeven Athletes representing six different sports.

Shawn Barber

University of Akron Sport: Pole Vault

Simone Biles

USA Gymnastics Sport: Gymnastics

Meryl Davis & Charlie White

US Figure Skating Sport: Ice Dancing

Ezekiel Elliott

The Ohio State University Sport: Football

Katie Ledecky

USA Swimming Sport: Swimming

Jahlil Okafor

Duke University Sport: Basketball

ABOUT THE AAU SULLIVAN AWARDKnown as the " Oscar" of sports awards, and older than The Heisman, the AAU Sullivan Award honors the outstanding amateur athlete in the United States.

The AAU Sullivan Award has been given out since 1930 to the nation’s best amateur athlete. Only one finalist will join the illustrious list of previous winners which include: Bobby Jones (1930), Doc Blanchard (1945), Wilma Rudolph (1961), Bill Bradley (1965), Mark Spitz (1970), Bill Walton (1973), Bruce Jenner (1976), Carl Lewis (1981), Joan Benoit (1985), Janet Evans (1989), Peyton Manning (1997), Michael Phelps (2003), Tim Tebow (2007), Shawn Johnson (2008), Missy Franklin (2012) and dozens of others.

Dont Miss The Award Ceremony

The 85th Annual James E. Sullivan Award Ceremony will be Live Broadcast at www.aausports.org/sullivan starting at 2 pm eastern, April 19th 2015.

SUPPORTED BYAAU Sullivan Awards Ceremony is supported by:

LETS SEE VENUE The New York Athletic Club was founded in 1868 in order to bring structure to the nascent world of amateur sport. In its journey through the ensuing decades, the NYAC has evolved to become an athletic powerhouse, globally renowned in sports such as wrestling, fencing, judo, water polo, rowing and track and field.

New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, NEW YORK, NY 10019 NYAC.org

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