AAU Gussie Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award
The AAU Gussie Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented annually at the AAU James E. Sullivan Award ceremony, was established to honor Gussie Crawford, voted the first female president of AAU, as a trailblazer in amateur sports. The award is intended to recognize those athletes whose efforts, both on and off their playing surface on the national or international stage, have paved the way for great change in amateur sports.
First recipient: Jesse Owens, for his lasting impact on amateur sports
The award will be accepted by his granddaughter, Gina Hemphill-Strachan on the family’s behalf during the presentation of the AAU James E. Sullivan Award Ceremony, April 11, 2017.
86th AAU Sullivan Award Winners: Breanna Stewart from the Univ. of Connecticut for Basketball and Keenan Reynolds from the Navy for Football.