OXFORD, Miss. -- Ole Miss will be honoring athletics achievement from the past year with the third annual Rebels’ Choice Awards. Kicking off Grove Bowl Week on campus, the semi-formal event is set for April 10 at 7 p.m. CT at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts.
Admission is free to the public, but a ticket is required. Tickets are available at the UM Box Office and Ford Center Box Office. Requested tickets can also be picked up at the Ford Center Box Office will-call window one hour prior to the show.
The Rebels’ Choice Awards include 14 categories in which the winners are selected by Ole Miss’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Fans can visit www.rebelschoiceawards.com to see this year’s nominees.
Three additional awards are determined by the fans, who are encouraged to visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/RebelsChoiceAwards and cast their ballot for the Play of the Year, Game of the Year and Fan Favorite Rebel. Voting begins now and runs through April 2.
The event, which will be hosted by radio personality Richard Cross, showcases the spirit and success of Ole Miss Athletics through presentations, performances and video productions. Festivities begin with a red carpet event for student-athletes and athletics staff at 6 p.m., with the awards program to follow at 7.
“This is a special time of the year for us to celebrate our student-athletes’ achievements on and off the playing field,” said Ole Miss Assistant Athletics Director Jamil Northcutt. “As in years past, we have planned an action-packed and entertaining show that will commemorate this momentous year.”
Awards include men’s and women’s sports winners in the categories of Most Valuable Rebel, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Hotty Toddy Award and Community Outreach Award.
Honors are based on performances from the calendar year. The sports of football, soccer, volleyball, basketball and rifle will be judged on the 2012-13 campaign, while baseball, softball, tennis, golf and track & field looks at 2011-12.
The past 12 months have been exciting times for Ole Miss with baseball advancing to an NCAA regional final, men’s tennis reaching the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, Isiah Young representing the United States in the Olympics, football winning a bowl game for the first time since 2009, and most recently, men’s basketball winning the SEC Tournament Championship and getting to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
“The Rebel Choice Awards are a great opportunity for the Ole Miss community to come together and celebrate the achievements of the student-athletes on and off the field,” said Brittany Broome, SAAC President and softball senior. “The night is full of excitement and entertainment with a reception and an award show featuring a live band, videos, awards and a great host. I truly believe it is the best night of the year for Ole Miss Athletics.”
The Rebels’ Choice Awards is built into the celebration of National Student-Athlete Day, which is celebrated every year in April.
Established in 1987, National Student-Athlete Day is America’s day to celebrate outstanding student-athletes who have achieved excellence in academics and athletics while having made significant contributions to the community. The day was established by the National Consortium for Academics & Sports and Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society and is co-sponsored by the NCAA.
For the second straight year, Ole Miss' Deterrian Shackelford (Decatur, Alabama) has been nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, which is one of the most coveted and prestigious off-... Read More [+]
Ole Miss baseball player Brady Bramlett was selected to represent the Southeastern Conference as a member of the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Bramlett's appointment... Read More [+]
The Ole Miss head track coach Brian O'Neal and assistant coach Greg Stringer opened up the Manning Center for the participants in Ole Miss' Horizons Summer Learning program on Wednesday (July 9).... Read More [+]
Mary Ashton Nall grew up around intercollegiate athletics, specifically college football. Her father, Hugh, played football at Georgia and coached at Ole Miss and Auburn. From competing in the NCAA... Read More [+]
Through the Rebel Relief Project, Ole Miss fans and area residents will have the opportunity to donate household and clothing items for tornado victims across Mississippi at various locations in... Read More [+]
The Ole Miss Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), is partnering with Purshoeing Joy to collect used shoes for children in Guatemala. SAAC members will be collecting shoes at Friday's (April... Read More [+]
The numbers and bracket projections may not be in his favor at this point, but head women's basketball coach Matt Insell is selling the NCAA Tournament selection committee on his team passing the eye test, as Ole Miss enters its... read more
BATON ROUGE, La. -- With an opportunity to perhaps lock itself into the NCAA Tournament, or at the very least enhance its resume, Ole Miss lost back-to-back games for the first time all season, falling on the road at LSU... read more
Despite the most recent home loss to Georgia on Wednesday night, Ole Miss remains a team projected to be solidly in the field, as the Rebels put their school record four-game SEC road winning streak on the line when they... read more
Here's a collection of snow days photos from Ole Miss Athletics Photographer Josh McCoy (@OleMissPix):The Pavillion at Ole Miss in winter! #SnowDay2015 #WAOM @OleMissSports @OleMissMBB @OleMissWBB pic.twitter.com/nHyhVPlDvG-- OleMissPix (@OleMissPix) February 25, 2015 Awweeee.... #SnowDay2015 #WAOM @OleMissSports @OleMissFB pic.twitter.com/R1BDZ0shvS-- OleMissPix (@OleMissPix)... read more
If recent history is any indication, Ole Miss and Georgia are likely to go down to the wire on Wednesday night. Four of the last five meetings over the last three seasons have been decided by five points or less,... read more
The defensive backs, including former Ole Miss players Senquez Golson and Cody Prewitt, participated in on-field workouts at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine on Monday in Indianapolis. Looking ahead, Ole Miss will hold its annual pro day on March 5... read more
Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review Feb. 17-23, 2015 Men's Basketball - Ole Miss posted a 2-0 mark last week with a 71-65 win at Mississippi State and a 59-57 victory over Tennessee. The Rebels improved to 10-4 in the... read more
Despite winter weather that affected many teams, it was a busy week for Ole Miss athletics. The men's basketball completed a 2-0 week and has positioned itself well entering the last two weeks of the regular season. The baseball, women's... read more
After missing the end of the 2013 season and the entire 2014 season due to recovery from a torn labrum, sophomore right-hander Brady Bramlett has been brilliant in his first two outings back in 2015, fanning 19 batters through 12.0... read more
For the second time in as many weeks, Ole Miss embarks on a Thursday-Saturday swing, returning home to host Tennessee on Saturday after a 71-65 win on Thursday at Mississippi State. During the previous week, Ole Miss was on the... read more
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The game hung in the balance. Mississippi State had just regained a 54-52 lead with 6:25 left, taking advantage of a 6-0 run. Head coach Andy Kennedy challenged his team, and junior guard Stefan Moody answered the... read more
Ole Miss and Cal will play a home-and-home football series in 2017 and 2019, the schools and ESPN announced Thursday. It marks the Rebels' first matchup with a Pac-12 school in football and will be only the program's second visit... read more