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LONGTIME WOODEN AWARD CO-CHAIR TOMMY HAWKINS TO BE REMEMBERED IN PRIVATE CELEBRATION AT LOS ANGELES ATHLETIC CLUB

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Longtime Wooden Award Co-Chair Tommy Hawkins To Be

Remembered In Private Celebration at Los Angeles Athletic Club

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 13, 2017​​​​​) – Tommy Hawkins, longtime friend and co-chair of the annual John R. Wooden Award presentation, who passed away on August 16, 2017, will be remembered during a Celebration of Life at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The Hawkins Family requests that the Celebration of Life on October 4, 2017 be for their invited guests.

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A Message From The Family Of Tommy Hawkins

A Message From The Family of Tommy Hawkins

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 18, 2017) – On behalf of the Hawkins Family, we wish to thank the University of Notre Dame, the Peter O'Malley Family and historic Dodgertown, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jeanie Buss and the Lakers organization, Steve Hathaway and the Los Angeles Athletic Club, Sam Lagana and Pepperdine University, UCLA, the Associated Press, ESPN, and each of you who have reached out to us with expressions of love and appreciation for Tommy. We are grateful for the messages of comfort and condolences as we mourn Tommy's passing and adjust to life without his considerable presence.

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Tribute for Tommy Hawkins

Today August 16, 2017, a great one - Tommy Hawkins - enters the gates of Heaven.  

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John R. Wooden Award Co-National Chairman Tommy Hawkins Has Passed Away

John R. Wooden Award® Co-National Chairman

Tommy Hawkins Has Passed Away

Former Notre Dame, Lakers star served Wooden Award since its inception in 1976

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 16, 2017) – Tommy Hawkins, Wooden Award Co-National Chairman, passed away today in Malibu, California.  He was 80 years old.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's at ESPN College Basketball Awards

The college basketball season officially closed out tonight with the sport’s top coaches, players (past and present) and Hollywood stars all gathering at The College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s televised live on ESPN2 from The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. Eight prestigious, end-of-season awards were presented to the game’s best and brightest during the 90-minute telecast.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2016-17 Men's All American Team

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 27, 2017) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2017 John R. Wooden Award® Presented By Wendy’s® All American Team on a 30-minute show on ESPNU today (7 pm EDT). The Wooden Award All American Team™ is made up of ten student-athletes who were the top vote-getters in the quest to earn college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The ten-player team, alphabetically, consists of: Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Dillon Brooks (Oregon), Josh Hart (Villanova), Josh Jackson (Kansas), Justin Jackson (North Carolina), Luke Kennard (Duke), Frank Mason III (Kansas), Malik Monk (Kentucky), Caleb Swanigan (Purdue), and Nigel Williams-Goss (Gonzaga). The five players who are invited to Los Angeles for the Wooden Award™ presentation during the ESPN College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s® are Ball, Hart, Mason III, Swanigan, and Williams-Goss. 

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2016-17 Women's All American Team

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 27, 2017) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2017 John R. Wooden Award® Presented By Wendy’s® All American Team on a 30-minute show on ESPNU today (7 pm EDT). The Wooden Award All American Team™ is made up of five student-athletes who were the top vote-getters in the quest to earn college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The five-player team, alphabetically, consists of: Napheesa Collier (Connecticut), Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State), Kelsey Plum (Washington), Katie Lou Samuelson (Connecticut), and A’ja Wilson (South Carolina). Mitchell and Wilson were named to the 2016 Wooden Award All American Team™.  All five players are invited to Los Angeles for the Wooden Award™ presentation during the ESPN College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s®.

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John R. Wooden Award Names 2017 High School Players of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 15, 2017) –The Los Angeles Athletic Club today announced the seventeen outstanding Southern California high school boys’ and girls’ basketball players who will be awarded the 2017 John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year Award presented by Wells Fargo.  

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2016-17 Men's National Ballot

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 4, 2017) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2017 National Ballot for the  John R. Wooden Award® Presented by Wendy’s® today on ESPN College GameDay. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is comprised of 15 student-athletes who are candidates for the Wooden Award All American Team and one shall receive the Wooden Award Trophy as the most outstanding college basketball player in the United States. 

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2016-17 Women's National Ballot

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 4, 2017) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2017 National Ballot for the  John R. Wooden Award® Presented by Wendy’s® today on ESPNW. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is comprised of 15 student-athletes who are candidates for the Wooden Award All American Team and one shall receive the Wooden Award Trophy as the most outstanding college basketball player in the United States. 

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