The Southern Athletic Association, in partnership with the Summit Management Corporation, bestows a Man and Woman of the Year award following the conclusion of each academic year.
In a joint effort to honor the Southern Athletic Association’s most elite student-athletes, Summit Management Corporation and the SAA partnered to create the annual SAA Man and Woman of the Year Awards. The awards, selected by a committee comprised of Summit Management and SAA representatives, are given to the male and female nominees who best exemplify traits of leadership, character, athletic and academic success.
The SAA Man and Woman of the Year awards are the highest honors the league bestows, and a ceremony to celebrate the recipients and their families is held following the announcement.
The criteria for nominees included that they must be a senior with no eligibility remaining, they must have been named First Team All-SAA in the sport in which in the participated during their athletic careers, and they must have qualified for the SAA Academic Honor Roll during their tenure as a student-athlete. Additionally, SAA Man and Woman of the Year candidates are expected to be involved in their local community in some meaningful way.
History of Nominees and Winners