What is All Arkansas Preps?

All Arkansas Preps celebrates high school athletes from across the state and their accomplishments in twelve sports. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial committee chooses teams in each sport to feature in the newspaper at the end of each season. In golf, tennis, cross country, swimming/diving and track, the teams are determined in a statewide competition. The editorial committee of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will chose the best players in the state which will include a first, second and sophomore team in the following sports: volleyball, football, wrestling, track, basketball, baseball, softball and soccer (male and female categories). All of these students will be invited to attend the event. Out of each sport, a male and female athlete will be selected to receive the honor of Outstanding Player of the Year. These students will receive an award at the event on stage and will have their photograph taken with the featured speaker. In addition, an Overall Male Athlete, Overall Female Athlete and Coach of the Year will be chosen and honored at the event. More than 350 athletes will be chosen from twelve different sports.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s 2019-20 All Arkansas Preps male and female athlete and coach of the year will be announced at a banquet honoring high school athletes and their accomplishments June 20, 2020. The keynote speaker will be announced soon.