Wiglusz named finalist for Greater Cleveland Sports Commission Student Athlete of the Year


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CLEVELAND – The 23rd Greater Cleveland Sports Awards presented by Medical Mutual and Ancora announce award finalists in five categories for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission’s annual fundraiser. The winner of each category will be announced live during the sports awards ceremony which will be held at Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (RMFH). Doors open at 5:30 p.m

Representing Ohio is a graduate student wide receiver Wiglusz himself (Brecksville, Ohio). Leads receivers with 11 touchdowns to go with 73 catches and 877 yards. Wiglusz opened the Bobcats’ home game against Akron (Oct. 8) with an impressive 75-yard catch, scoring Ohio’s first six points in just 12 seconds of the game. His successful performance earned him First Team All-MAC, 2022 Academic All-America® Second Team and Phil Steele First Team Offense honors.

The finalists were selected by the local sports and media media, as well as an awards committee that selected outstanding athletes from the following Northeast Ohio counties: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark and Summit.

Based on the highest number of votes, the finalists were selected in the following categories: sportsman and sportswoman of the year, sportsman and sportswoman of the year and professional sportsman of the year.

High School Athlete of the Year were presented by the university hospital Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute

Dylan FishbackAurora High School, Wrestling

Sensire HarrisHigh school St. Vincent – St. Mary, basketball

Tyler LencewiczShaker Heights High School, hockey

High School Female Athlete of the Year were presented by the university hospital Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute

Katie CluteOlmsted Falls High School, Cross Country and Track and Field

Caroline JureviciusNotre Dame Cathedral Latin High School, Volleyball

Tessa KnappBay Village High School, football

Student athlete of the year presented by H. Jack’s Plumbing & Heating Co. “Super plumber!”

Sincere CarryKent State University, Basketball (Solon High School)

Jacob DecaturBaldwin Wallace University, Wrestling (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy)

Wiglusz himselfOhio University, Football (Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School)

University Athlete of the Year presented by H. Jack’s Plumbing & Heating Co. “Super plumber!”

Sophie CalabreseUniversity of Texas, Rowing (Shaker Heights High School)

Case Western Reserve University Women’s Soccer Team

Olivia NagyJohn Carroll University, Basketball (Lakewood High School)

Professional athlete of the year

Jarrett AllenCleveland Cavaliers, center

Nick ChubbCleveland Browns, Running Back

José RamírezCleveland Guardians, Third Baseman

The Sports Awards is the premier annual sports fundraiser supported by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and celebrates a year of sports achievement in Northeast Ohio from high school stars to professional athletes.
Hosted by Cleveland Browns legend Joe Thomas, the Northeast Ohio sports scene will come together for a night of networking, drinks, appearances by local and national sports stars and include an awards show live on the big screen in the ballroom.

Additional award winners for the 23rd Greater Cleveland Sports Awards are as follows:

Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine Courage Award – Maya AustermanAvon Lake High School, basketball

Sports Development Award – to be published

The 5 Star Senior Athlete Award is presented by Medical Mutual – be published

Union Home Mortgage Lifetime Achievement Award – Ted Ginn Sr.legendary high school coach

The Best Moment in Cleveland Sports presented by JACK Entertainment – to be published

Sports Awards tables and tickets are available for purchase at clevelandsportsawards.com.

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About the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission: Since 2000, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC) has been responsible for attracting more than 210 sporting events that provide more than $860 million in economic activity to Northeast Ohio. GCSC serves to measurably improve the economy of greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events. For more information, visit clevelandsports.org.


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