Rebels' Choice Awards Set For April 10



March 30, 2013

Rebels' Choice Awards Site

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 to see this year’s nominees.

Three additional awards are determined by the fans, who are encouraged to visit Facebook at 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.

  • 07/15/2014 - Rebel Ready

    Shackelford Nominated for Allstate AFCA...

    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 [+]

    07/10/2014 - Rebel Ready

    Bramlett Selected To NCAA SAAC

    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 [+]

    07/09/2014 - Rebel Ready

    Track Volunteers with Horizons Summer...

    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 [+]

    06/27/2014 - Rebel Ready

    Rebels Volunteer with Horizons Summer...

    The Ole Miss women's basketball team opened up the Tuohy Center and put the participants in Ole Miss' Horizons Summer Learning Program through some drills on Friday (June 27) morning. Read More [+]

    06/16/2014 - Rebel Ready

    Nall Begins Year-Long Internship With NCAA

    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 [+]

    05/19/2014 - Rebel Ready

    Nall, Nichols Make SEC Community Service Team

    Ole Miss seniors Mary Ashton Nall and Alex Nichols were named to the 2014 Southeastern Conference Community Service Teams for women's and men's track and field, respectively. Read More [+]

    05/06/2014 - Rebel Ready

    Ole Miss Athletics Assists With Tornado...

    Ole Miss Athletics delivered a 35-foot trailer stacked full of donations on Monday to help storm victims around Mississippi. Read More [+]

    05/02/2014 - Rebel Ready

    Ole Miss Gathering Aid For Mississippi...

    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 [+]

    04/15/2014 - Rebel Ready

    Ole Miss SAAC Hosting Shoe Drive

    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 [+]

    04/02/2014 - Rebel Ready

    Special Olympics Tennis Event Held At Ole ...

    Ole Miss hosted the Special Olympics tennis event at the Gillom Sports Center Wednesday. The event was sponsored by the North Mississippi Regional Center. Read More [+]

    • Notes from Freeze's Press Conference

      Monday, October 24, 2016 - Football

      It was not the outcome Ole Miss wanted on Saturday night. Life doesn't get any easier in the SEC West. Auburn is an outstanding football team and maybe the best defensive they've seen this year. Their rushing game is... read more

    • Evan Engram Hauls in Midseason Accolades

      Thursday, October 20, 2016 - Football

      Somehow, the college football regular season is already halfway in the books. With that, many publications released their midseason All-America lists. There's a common theme to each of them at the TE position. Evan Engram.Engram was selected as the... read more

    • Ole Miss Unified Rebels Hold Flag Football Championship Tomorrow

      Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Football

      Special Olympics MS - Students at the University of Mississippi are partnering with Special Olympics Mississippi athletes in the 2016 season of SO College unified flag football, which will culminate in the Unified Egg Bowl, a unified sports flag... read more

    • Jordan Sims Graded as Best SEC Guard of Week 7 by PFF

      Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Football

      Pro Football Focus grades players on a 1-100 scale, and Ole Miss' Jordan Sims was graded out by PFF as having the best performance of any guard in the SEC in week seven. His grade of 81.0 against the... read more

    • Notes from Freeze's Press Conference

      Monday, October 17, 2016 - Football

      There's another SEC road game this week. This one means a lot to our people. They'll let their players know about the history of the matchup between Ole Miss and LSU. The Arkansas game was frustrating. Ole Miss has... read more

    • Notes from Freeze's Press Conference

      Monday, October 17, 2016 - Football

      There's another SEC road game this week. This one means a lot to our people. They'll let their players know about the history of the matchup between Ole Miss and LSU. The Arkansas game was frustrating. Ole Miss has... read more

    • Rebel Greats Jake Gibbs and Joe Gibbon to Participate in World Series Watch Party

      Monday, October 10, 2016 - Baseball

      Rebel greats Jake Gibbs and Joe Gibbon will take part in a World Series viewing party hosted by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame on the opening night of the Fall Classic.  Gibbs and Gibbon will be joined by... read more

    • Notes from Freeze's Press Conference

      Monday, October 10, 2016 - Football

      Hugh Freeze said that the team enjoyed the off-week. There was a lot of work to be done though with things like recruiting while also improving and getting the team healthy. Ole Miss continues to be in the hunt... read more

    • Freeze and Kelly on SEC Film Room (Video)

      Thursday, October 6, 2016 -

      read more

    • Rebels are Only Team to have Multiple 8+ Million Viewer Games

      Thursday, October 6, 2016 -

      Ole Miss faced a difficult opening month of the season, but there's no doubt about the exposure the Rebels received during the opening month of the season. Two of the four most watched games to this point in the... read more

    • Freeze and Kelly to be Featured on SEC Film Room

      Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze and starting quarterback Chad Kelly will be appearing on SEC Film Room on SEC Network to break down the Memphis game with former Georgia QB David Greene.  The show will first air on... read more

    • Ole Miss Puts Away Tigers to Head into Bye Week

      Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Football

      With 3:36 left in the third quarter, Ole Miss had allowed Memphis to march down the field for a 99-yard touchdown drive to pull the game to within one score. A three possession lead had been diminished to six... read more

    • Notes from Freeze's Press Conference

      Monday, September 26, 2016 - Football

      Freeze said there were some really good things after watching the film. The quarterbacks played really well. They were efficient at running the ball. On the negative side, they weren't good on third down. That was caused some by... read more

    • Rebels Weren't Letting Another Slip Away

      Saturday, September 24, 2016 - Football

      Ole Miss once again raced out to an early lead against a top-15 opponent. This time, against No. 11 Georgia, they didn't let the game slip away. Or even come close to becoming a competitive game. Instead, it looked... read more

    • Rebel Coaches to Wear Patches to Support Coach to Cure Program

      Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Football

      Ole Miss and Georgia coaches will be wearing special arm patches on Saturday in honor of the American Football Coaches Association's Coach to Cure MD program. The partnership is to raise funding and awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Currently,... read more