Established in 2013, the Distinguished Athlete Awards, presented by the Great Aloha Run, annually honors the athletic achievement of more than 20 exceptional Hawaii student athletes at a invitation-only banquet to close out the sports season. This year's event will be held at the Japanese Cultural Center's Manoa Grand Ballroom on May 21, 2017.

All Hawaii Players of the Year in Football, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball and Softball, along with the Newcomer Award winners are honored for their achievements.

The culminating awards of the night are presented to a Distinguished Male and Female Athlete of the Year, selected as top overall in a single sport during the past year. ScoringLive staff, in conjunction with media statewide, select the winners out of three male and three female finalists.


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FINALISTS
Athletes of the Year in bold

2016-17

Male

Tua Tagovailoa, Saint Louis - football

Jessiya Villa, Kahuku - basketball

Jun Ho Won, Moanalua - golf

Female

Danielle Cervantes, Campbell - softball

Lia Foster, Punahou - swimming

Kylee Kim-Bustillos, Iolani - soccer


2015-16

Male

Kaeo Kruse, Kamehameha - cross country

Aukai Lileikis, Punahou - swimming

Vavae Malepeai, Mililani - football

Female

Teshya Alo, Kamehameha - wrestling

Chanelle Molina, Konawaena - basketball

Emma Taylor, Hawaii Prep - track and field


2014-15

Male

Kaleb Gilmore, Kalaheo - basketball

Ian Kahaloa, Campbell - baseball

McKenzie Milton, Mililani - football

Female

Mariel Galdiano, Punahou - golf

Sabrina Hollins, Waipahu - wrestling

Chanelle Molina, Konawaena - basketball


2013-14

Male

Ryan Stack, Kamehameha - swimming

Joshua Terao, Mid-Pacific - judo

Larry Tuileta, Punahou - volleyball

Female

Dakota Grossman, Seabury Hall - cross country

Jasmine Mau, Punahou - swimming

Alyssa Tobita, Millani - tennis

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