Cleveland held it's Sports Awards
CLEVELAND - ESPN Sideline reporter Erin Andrews was the emcee for the event before the largest crowd in the history of the awards.
The Highlight of the evening was the lifetime achievement award presented to "Mr. Cavalier," Austin Carr. The former Cavs star accepted the award in an emotional exchange with lifelong friend and the presenter of the award, Reggie Rucker. Carr and Rucker grew up in the same Washington, D.C. neighborhood and have been friends for 50 years.
Here are the winners from tonights event:
High School Athlete of the Year- Mitch Trubisky, Football,Mentor High School.
Collegiate Athlete of the Year- Men's Soccer Team, University of Akron
Amateur Athlete of the Year- Jessica Beard, USA Track and Field, Euclid
Professional Athlete of the Year- Asdrubal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Clinic Courage Award- Brandee Kelly
Lifetime Achievement Award- Austin Carr
Sports Development Gold Medalist Award- Ron & Joan Ganim, USA Gymnastics
2011 Best Moment In Cleveland Sports- Joe Tait's Farewell