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PG Sports Social Media Awards 2019

PG Sports Social Media Awards 2019

This is our 3rd annual PG Sports Social Media Awards. We have a lot of great winners making an impact on and off their phones. We add new categories and more sports for our largest award winners yet! We believe these winners have great social media content and for the most part a positive influence. If you have any questions contact us at social@pg-sports.com, enjoy!

 

Sports Influencer of the Year

Natasha Cloud – @T_Cloud4

She organized a media blackout to call attention to gun violence after shootings at elementary schools in the DC area & she won the #WNBA championship this year, Tasha!!

John Cena – @JohnCena

He’s more than a @WWE superstar and actor@JohnCena has granted over 600 wishes for @MakeAWish, the most in company history, congrats John!!

Sports Owner of the Year

Mark Cuban – @mcuban

Not sure many other owners that attend games in casual clothes, make @tiktok_us with their kids, and works on one of the hottest shows on TV @ABCSharkTank, thanks for being human congrats @mcuban!

Sports Businessperson of the Year

Rich Paul – @RichPaul4

The man behind the scenes, congrats @RichPaul4!

Sports Reporter of the Year

Adrian Wojnarowski – @wojespn 

BREAKING: He’s got all the info all the time, congrats @wojespn!

Sports Podcast of the Year

LightHarted Podcast – @lighthartedpod

Started in June by NBA player Josh Hart and his business partner Matt Hillman, they have released 25+ episodes featuring top players and businesspeople such as Todd Gurley, A’ja Wilson, Ibrahim Hamad, Todd Groves, & many more, congrats @lighthartedpod!

Sports Fan of the Year

Nav Bhatia – @superfan_nav

You definitely saw him around, he does more than just support the @Raptors, recently helped a Canadian teen with cancer meet LeBron James, congrats @superfan_nav!

Sports YouTuber of the Year

Flemlo Raps – @FlemLoRaps

Where they been? @FlemLoRaps will tell you what’s good in less time than your favorite TV show via @YouTube!

Sports Comeback of the Year

Brooks Melchior – @SportsbyBrooks

Went ghost for 5 years on Twitter and came back strong, congrats @SportsbyBrooks!

Sports Foundation of the Year

Anthony Ireland’s AI3 Leadership Academy – @AIreland3LA – @AI3LeaderLLC

He’s all about the #MoreThanAnAthlete movement with his foundation going into its 6th year he knows consistency is key, congrats @AIreland3LA – @AI3LeaderLLC! #TMC

Most Talked About of the Year

Antonio Brown – @AB84

Love him or hate him he’s been in the media all year, congrats @AB84!

Rising Social Media Sports Stars (25 or younger)

Clint Frazier / @clintfrazier

CLEAT FRAZIER had the fire all season long breaking the internet with his sneakers that he turned into cleats, congrats @clintfrazier!

Diamond DeShields / @diamonddoesit1

Her name says it all, she’s the next superstar of #WNBA, congrats @diamonddoesit1!

Sports Athletes

Baseball – Trevor Bauer / @BauerOutage

Co-founding his own media company @Watch_Momentum and tweeting whatever he wants, @MLB player Trevor Bauer is changing the game, congrats @BauerOutage!

Football – Brandon Copeland / @bcope51

He teaches at #UPenn in the offseason, he’s showing athletes how to be smarter with their money, and he plays in the #NFL, congrats @bcope51!

Basketball – Josh Hart / @joshhart

Gamer, podcaster, investor, entrepreneur, and an NBA basketball player, congrats @joshhart!

Hockey – Tyler Seguin / @tseguinofficial

He has his own foundation, clothing brand, and does his own stunts, congrats @tseguinofficial!

Soccer – Quincy Amarikwa / @QuincyAmarikwa

Besides being in your head he has an amazing growing brand  @Perfect_Soccer_, congrats @QuincyAmarikwa!

Boxing – Deontay Wilder / @BronzeBomber

BOMB SQUADDDDD, one of the most entertaining athletes, congrats @BronzeBomber!

MMA – Luis Pena / @violentbobross

Best hair in the game and always interacting with his supporters, congrats @violentbobross!

Tennis – Rafael Nadal / @RafaelNadal

A #tennis goat, that’s all, congrats @RafaelNadal!

Lacrosse – Greg Gurenlian / @GregBeast32

BEAST content for years and years, congrats @GregBeast32!

Golf – John Daly / @PGA_JohnDaly

Electric style on the course, congrats @PGA_JohnDaly!

Racing – Joey Logano / @JoeyLogano

Winning on and off the racetrack @JoeyLogano created the @JoeyLoganoFDN that offers second chances to children during times of crisis and works to inspire others to do the same, congrats!

Skateboarding – Nyjah Huston / @Nyjah

He’s been in the skateboarding spotlight for a while but he’s still crushing it and he’s only 25, congrats @Nyjah!

Track & Field – Hunter Woodhall / @hunterwoodhall

Defying the odds and becoming the 1st double amputee to earn an NCAA Division I scholarship and we see him Tik Toking, congrats @hunterwoodhall!

Fitness – The Lost Breed / @AntLugo25 & @jlev860

Talk about extreme workouts #TheLostBreed provides all the content you need, congrats @AntLugo25 & @jlev860!

E-Sports – FaZe Temperrr / @Temperrr

FaZe Up one of the founders of @FaZeClan, congrats @Temperrr!

Wrestling – Roman Reigns / @WWERomanReigns

A @WWE superstar turned his cancer diagnosis into a positive inspiring all, congrats @WWERomanReigns!

 

Softball – Jennie Finch / @JennieFinch

She’s a living legend, always growing the game, and giving back, congrats @JennieFinch!

Football – Toni Harris / @ToniHarris

She is the first female to receive a full college football scholarship as a non-specialist, and the second woman to ever play football on scholarship, congrats @ToniHarris!

Women’s Basketball – Sydney Colson /@SydJColson

LADY ACESSSS, she turns up the team, makes dreams come true, and puts out great content, congrats @SydJColson

Women’s Hockey – Madison Packer / @madison_packer_

Always helping to grow the @NWHL and her off the ice philanthropy work doesn’t go unnoticed, congrats @madison_packer_!

Women’s Soccer – Megan Rapinoe / @mPinoe

All she does is win win win no matter what, congrats @mPinoe!

Women’s Boxing – Katie Taylor / @KatieTaylor

One of the best in the world and she has killer content, congrats @KatieTaylor!

Women’s MMA – Paige VanZant / @paigevanzant

Social media endorsements > fighting in the octagon, congrats @paigevanzant!

Women’s Tennis – Cori “Coco” Gauff / @CocoGauff

She was trending all summer, congrats @CocoGauff!

Women’s Lacrosse – Dempsey Arsenault / @_Demps

A future star in the @prowomenslax, congrats @_Demps!

Women’s Golf – Lexi Thompson / @Lexi

Just a girl out living her dream golfing and she has endorsements on endorsements, congrats @Lexi!

Racing – Jennifer Jo Cobb / @JenJoCobb

Talk about OG’s, she’s been racing for over 25 years, congrats @JenJoCobb!

Women’s Skateboarding – Lizzie Armanto / @LizzieArmanto

Shredding it on and off the internet, congrats @LizzieArmanto!

Women’s Track & Field – Sydney McLaughlin / @GoSydGo

Only 20 years old shes already excelling winning a gold medal at the world championships and has notable sponsorship deals, congrats @GoSydGo!

Women’s Fitness – Callie Bundy / @CallieBundy

She’s a pure athlete, congrats @CallieBundy!

E-Sports – Renee / @Renee

#eSports is slept on but we see @Renee killing it with great content and major sponsors, congrats!

Wrestling – Stephanie McMahon / @StephMcMahon

BOSS WOMEN, she’s been doing it for years, congrats @WWE‘s @StephMcMahon!

Sports Influencers

Baseball

CJ Beatty / @cjbeatty44

Motivating the youth with advice, speeches, and songs, congrats @cjbeatty44!

Meredith Marakovits / @M_Marakovits

Almost a decade at the @YESNetwork covering the @Yankees, congrats @M_Marakovits!

Football

Hakeem Valles / @HakValles80

Showing athletes that this is LIFE after SPORTS, congrats @HakValles80!

Jen Welter / @jwelter47

Busting down doors for women in football, congrats @jwelter47!

Basketball

Laurence Marsach / @overtime @LMarsach

He’s all over the place and everyone knows him, congrats @overtime @LMarsach! #OvertimeLarry

Briana Green / @BrianaGreen011

Only the 15th woman of the @Globies and dope social content, congrats @BrianaGreen011!

Women’s Basketball

Howard Megdal / @howardmegdal

The Editor-in-Chief, @HighPostHoops, congrats @howardmegdal!

Arielle Chambers / @ariivory

“The #WNBA is SOOO IMPORTANT” One of the biggest, probably the biggest supporter of women’s basketball, congrats @ariivory!

Hockey

Ryan Whitney / @ryanwhitney6

Double duty on @NHLNetwork and one-fourth of the @spittinchiclets podcast team by @barstoolsports, congrats @ryanwhitney6!

AJ Mleczko / @AJMleczko

Olympic gold medalist and now #hockey commentator for the @NBCSports, congrats @AJMleczko!

MMA

Big John McCarthy / @JohnMcCarthyMMA

He might be one of the most famous #MMA personalities in the world, congrats to @BellatorMMA‘s @JohnMcCarthyMMA!

Laura Sanko / @laura_sanko

It’s nice when the reporter is a former pro and has stepped into the octagon, congrats @laura_sanko!

Boxing

Steve Farhood / @SteveFarhood 

If you know #boxing you know this Hall of Famer, congrats @SteveFarhood!

Jordan Plant / @JordanPlant_

Making a name for herself at @premierboxing, congrats @JordanPlant_!

Soccer

Aaron West / @oeste

Soccer is growing and growing and Aaron West (@oeste) is crushing over at @brfootball!

Yael Averbuch-West / @Yael_Averbuch

App founder (@technefutbol) and executive director for @nwsl_players, @Yael_Averbuch paving the way for soccer!

Lacrosse

Mike Rabil / @MichaelRabil

Co-foundering the @PremierLacrosse league @MichaelRabil had a killer year, congrats Mike!

Cathy Reese / @cathyreese5

5 National Championships as coach and 4 as a player at @MarylandWLax, congrats @cathyreese5!

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