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Wichita Sports Banquet

Previously known as the Johnny Bench Award, the Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year Award honors the nation’s top division one collegiate catcher as voted on by head coaches and sports information directors.

The annual banquet recognizes the achievements and dedication of local youth, high school, college and professional athletes and coaches. Each year, Wichita area athletes are awarded for outstanding performances in basketball, football, volleyball, track & field, baseball, and more.

Congratulations to the 2019 Winners! (2020 Winners Postponed Due to COVID)

  • Kennedy Brown, Derby High School – Lynette Woodard High School Female Athlete of the Year
  • Deron Dudley, Wichita South High School – Barry Sanders High School Male Athlete of the Year
  • Milica Kusmuk, Cowley College – Junior College Female Athlete of the Year
  • Tavarius Wright, Butler Community College – Junior College Male Athlete of the Year
  • Rebekah Topham, Wichita State University – College Female Athlete of the Year
  • Aaron True, Wichita State University – College Male Athlete of the Year
  • Steve Iacobellis, Wichita Thunder – Professional Athlete of the Year
  • Jesse Herrmann, Andover Central High School – High School Coach of the Year (Men’s Sports)
  • Gina Clark, Garden Plain High School – High School Coach of the Year (Women’s Sports)
  • Steve Rainbolt, Wichita State Track & Field – Gene Stephenson Coach of the Year
  • Sammie Bachrodt – Award of Excellence & Inspiration
  • Garden Plain High School Lady Owls – Award of Achievement
  • Vic Trilli, Newman University – Award of Appreciation
  • Adley Rutschman, Oregon State University – Buster Posey National Collegiate Catcher of the Year

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