Hartley Nominated For Prestigious Sullivan Award

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Bria Hartley has been selected as one of 19 nominees for the James E. Sullivan Award, which honors the nation’s outstanding amateur athlete. You may vote for her at aausports.org.  Voting is open to the public and will account for one-third of the athlete’s overall score.

The nominees were nominated by someone who thought they fit the requirements of outstanding athletic ability, strong character, leadership and sportsmanship. The public can cast their vote by going to www.aausports.org.

Voting will remain open until March 23. Three finalists will be named no later than March 28 and the winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on April 11 at the AAU National Headquarters in Orlando, Fla.

The Sullivan Award has been presented annually since 1930, and is based on character, leadership and sportsmanship. Notable recipients of the AAU Sullivan Award include: Mark Spitz, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Florence Joyner, Peyton Manning, Michael Phelps, J.J. Redick, Tim Tebow, Shawn Johnson and Missy Franklin.

Nominees for the 2013 James E. Sullivan Award:

Ashley Bishop – Baton Twirling

Blake Bortles – University of Central Florida Football

David Boudia – USA Diving

Liz Brenner – Oregon Volleyball, Basketball, Track &Field

Rachel Fattal – USA Water Polo

Joy Woog-Garvey – Inline Hocke

Bria Hartley – University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball

Robert Herbst – AAU Powerlifting

Alex Johnson – University of Miami Volleyball

Katie Ledecky – Olympic Swimmer

Tre Mason – Auburn University Football

AJ McCarron – University of Alabama Football

Cory Ann McGee – University of Florida Track & Field

John Michael Nagel – Taekwondo

Kelsey Robinson – University of Nebraska Volleyball

Jude Schimmel – University of Louisville Women’s Basketball

Shoni Schimmel – University of Louisville Women’s Basketball

John Urschel – Penn State Footbal

Alli Williams -Saint Francis University Women’s Basketball

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