2017 is the 1st annual PG Sports Social Media Awards. Everyone loves social media and sports, so why not honor the best of sports social media. We tried to honor any many athletes, reporters, and influencers as possible.
Sports Social Media Influencers of Year
Dwayne Johnson / @TheRock
This man does it all from WWE to movie star to the hit football show on HBO, Ballers!
Soccer Girl Problems / @SoccerGrlProbs
These 3 women have a huge influence on not only soccer girls but women's sports in general!
Sports Social Media Business Person of the Year
Alex Rodriguez / @AROD
He might be busier than ever with A-ROD Corp, being an investor on Shark Tank, Fox Sports analyst, New York Yankees advisor, and dating J-Lo. He's crushing it on all social platforms.
Sports Social Media Male Athletes of the Year
Baseball - Didi Gregorius / @DidiG18
Sir Didi aka Mr. Emoji, his social media has grown a lot due to his great emoji tweets after victories. ⚔️
Football - Chad Johnson / @ochocinco
He is the OG of great tweets, he's still on top of social media after retiring.
Basketball - The Ball Family
If you don't know about the Ball family you might live under a rock.
Lavar Ball / @Lavarbigballer
He might be the best marketer in the world right now with his company Big Baller Brand.
Lonzo Ball / @ZO2_
Oldest brother and starting point guard for the Lakers.
LiAngelo Ball / @LiAngeloBall
Middle brother just left UCLA to play overseas.
LaMelo Ball / @MELOD1P
Youngest brother and make a splash with being the first high school player to have his own sneaker.
Hockey - Paul Bissonnette / @BizNasty2point0
This is one crazy hockey man!
Soccer - Michy Batshuayi / @mbatshuayi
He's "the king of footballers on social media" they say.
Boxing - Jamel Herring / @JamelHerring
This Olympic boxer is always posting about all the fights and he's super fan friendly.
MMA - Conor McGregor / @TheNotoriousMMA
He made one of the biggest money fights ever via social media vs boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
Lacrosse - Paul Rabil / @PaulRabil
The face of Lacrosse & Lax social media. He has his own podcast too!
Tennis - Nick Kyrgios / @NickKyrgios
Sometimes his antics are crazy but he's a young rising tennis star.
Racing - Lewis Hamilton / @LewisHamilton
All the athletes want to meet this F1 racer.
Skateboarding - Chaz Ortiz / @steezortiz
He has some of the dopest videos on social media.
Snowboarding - Shaun White @shaunwhite
The GOAT of USA Snowboarding.
Skiing - Gus Kenworthy / @guskenworthy
6x World Champ, Olympic Silver Medalist, 5x X Games Medalist, and going for gold in 2018!
Sports Social Media Female Athletes of the Year
Women’s Hockey - Anya Battaglino / @battaglinoa
She's a fan favorite of the NWHL and better advocate for women's sports!
Women’s Basketball - Sue Bird / @S10Bird
Future Hall of Famer and her meme game is real.
Women’s Soccer - Sydney Leroux-Dwyer / @sydneyleroux
The power sports couple of social media.
Women’s MMA - Amanda Nunes / @Amanda_Leoa
The new champ of the UFC is becoming a global star.
Women’s Tennis - Sloane Stephens / @SloaneStephens
Break out tennis player of the year.
Women’s Boxing - Claressa Shields / @Claressashields
Inspiring women to be themselves and the face USA women's boxing.
Women’s Racing - Danica Patrick / @DanicaPatrick
She's retiring but still a force on social media.
Women’s Skateboarding - Leticia Bufoni / @LeticiaBufoni
Probably the biggest following for a woman skater.
Women’s Snowboarding - Jamie Anderson / @JamieAsnow
Looks to repeat at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the slopestyle event, she won the gold in 2014.
Women’s Skiing - Mikaela Shiffrin / @MikaelaShiffrin
No. 1-ranked woman in the world both this season and last. Will be in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Sports Social Media Fan of the Year
Laurence Levy / @Marlins_Man
Every major sporting event you see this guy in the stands tweeting, live streaming, and all thing social.
Rising Sports Social Media Stars of the Year
Anthony Marsella / @AnthonyMarsella
Training at Mayweather's Gym, living with YouTubers, and being undefeated would have you rising too.
Jose Torres / @ShortyTorres125
This two weight class champ of Titan FC should have a huge 2018 with all signing pointing to the UFC.
Chloe Kim / @chloekimsnow
She's only 17 years old competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics for Team USA!
Sports Social Media Reporters of the Year
Baseball - @Ken_Rosenthal & @LaurenShehadi
Football - @AdamSchefter & @heykayadams
Basketball - @TurnerSportsEJ & @Rachel__Nichols
Hockey - @DarrenDreger & @JamieHersch
Soccer - @AlexiLalas & @JulieFoudy
Boxing - @AlBernstein & @RagingBabe
MMA - @LynchOnSports & @SusanCingari
Lacrosse - @TysonLW & @miawgordon
Remember there's always next year to get on our list....tweet us @PGSports