The Pizza Hut Newcomer is awarded for superior performance by a male and a female student-athlete participating in their FIRST FULL YEAR of play in varsity athletics.

Freshmen, as well as any players who have not yet played in a regular-season league contest are eligible.

Finalists are selected and announced at the end of the spring, with the overall winners recognized at the ScoringLive Distinguished Athlete Awards banquet in May.

Nominate a student athlete for the Newcomer award by sending an email to, and make sure to provide school, grade and sport(s) the athlete participates in.


Tua Tagovailoa, Saint Louis (Football)

Taylor Lau, Saint Francis (Tennis)