The Sports Commission Awards

*2023 Recap

Nearly 50 high school athletes received awards at the 11th Annual Sports Commission Awards on June 20 at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. For the 11th consecutive year,  Elliott Lodging served as the title sponsor of the Sports Commission Awards.  The event is produced in partnership with the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.  The 2023 Sports Commission Awards event was the fifth consecutive year of collaboration with the Hall of Fame.

There were 235 students honored at the awards ceremony, with over 900 people attending. The Sports Commission also presented The Sports Commission Award to Mediacom in recognition of their outstanding coverage of High School sports in the region and an award to Mediacom for something.

For the 11th consecutive year,  Elliott Lodging served as the title sponsor of the Sports Commission Awards.   Check out the event program as well as a complete list of winners in each category. Mediacom aired the awards event and the video can be seen in the link below.

join us for the annual sports commission
awards on June 20, 2023

The Springfield Sports Commission is proud to present the Sports Commission Awards, managed by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, sponsored by Elliott Lodging, LLC. and presented by Harry Cooper Supply. The Sports Commission Awards will honor area scholastic athletes from the previous year by recognizing the best athlete, teams and specialty awards in various categories. The event will be held on June 20, 2023 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield.

The Sports Commission Awards will be a truly unique event for athletes in the southwest Missouri area. Nominees will be chosen by the nominating committee. This committee will compile the candidates based on a combination of honors, statistics, team success, individual performance and citizenship.

The winner of each category will be selected by the nomination committee along with representatives from the Springfield Sports Commission and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

Sponsorship opportunities are currently available by contacting Katie Johnson (417) 881-5300 x116 or OR Byron Shive (417) 889-3100 or

For more information on the Sports Commission Awards please refer to the Sports Commission Awards Frequently Asked Questions.

For ticket information, please contact the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame at 417-889-3100.

The Springfield Sports Commission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to boosting the local economy by promoting sports travel and tourism to Springfield. We are excited to host this local event, and to celebrate the athletes we have in southwest Missouri.

To learn more about the Springfield Sports Commission or sports in Springfield, call (417) 881-5300 or visit


Previous Winners


Girls Athlete of the Year

Boys Athlete of the Year

Girls Team of the Year

Boys Team of the Year

Girls Performance of the Year

Boys Performance of the Year

Inspiration Award

Girls Tennis

Boys Swimming & Diving

Girls Golf

Girls Cross Country

Boys Cross Country


Boys Soccer



Girls Swimming & Diving

Girls Wrestling

Boys Wrestling

Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball

Boys Tennis

Boys Golf

Girls Track

Girls Field

Boys Track

Boys Field

Girls Soccer


Emerging Sports


Dance Team

Marching Band

Specialty Awards

Sports Commission Award