MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Korliss Marshall – Sr. Osceloa
The 6,0, 190 pound senior is named after Corliss Williamson, a legendary basketball figure from the University of Arkansas. They weren’t exactly big shoes to fill, but Korliss’ name alone added athletic pressure. He had a memorable high school career, particularly as a senior when he excelled as a running back in football, at guard in basketball and as an explosive sprinter/jumper in track and field. Fittingly, like his namesake, Korliss signed with Arkansas out of high school where he will follow in his namesake’s shoes – and all indications are he just might fill them.
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Riley Rose, So. – Harding Academy
The All Arkansas Preps Female Athlete of the Year is just starting to make her mark as a sophomore basketball and track star at Harding Academy — Riley Rose. She is a young athlete but making a mature impact recently winning three events at the Class 3A track and field state meet. She is also a stand out on the court where she is a point guard and helped Harding Academy as a point guard reach the Class 3A state tournament by averaging 17.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.3 steals per game. A rose is a rose is a rose and in Riley’s case; an athlete is an athlete is an athlete.
OUTSTANDING COACH OF THE YEAR
Rick Jones – Greenwood High School
The Coach of the Year has built a dynasty and has coached some of the state’s best athletes at Greenwood High School — Rick Jones. Coach Jones started at Greenwood coach in 2004 and reached new heights in 2012. Greenwood stretched its winning streak to 38 games – equaling the third-longest in Arkansas high school history In nine seasons, Jones has led Greenwood to six state championship wins, three straight from 2005-07 and 2010-12. He has built a dynasty, coached the state’s best, won numerous state titles and set records during his 9 seasons at Greenwood High School.
HUSSMAN COMMUNITY AWARD WINNER
Jack Thomas – Central Arkansas Christian Academy
Hussman Community Award Winner
P.A.R.K EDUCATION AWARD WINNER
Dallas Johnson – Wynne High Scho
P.A.R.K. Education Award Winner
CHI ST. VINCENT HEALTH AWARD WINNER
Ian Shuttleworth – Bryant High School
CHI St. Vincent Health Award Winner