ORLANDO, Fla. (March 15, 2017) – The title of top amateur athlete in America is up for debate this week, as seven deserving finalists – Wisconsin volleyball All-American Lauren Carlini, judo Olympic gold medalist Kayla Harrison, gold medalist gymnast, Laurie Hernandez, water polo gold medalist Ashleigh Johnson, target shooter Ginny Thrasher who also won gold, Aly Raisman gold medal gymnast and wrestler Kyle Snyder, another gold winner – were announced today for the 87th AAU James E. Sullivan Award.
Rod Seaford, AAU Treasurer and NCAAU Boys Basketball Director, has served the AAU as a volunteer and a professional for 36 years. He was been inducted to both the AAU/USA and NCAAU Hall of Fame. He is currently the Chair of the National Board of Review and Special Counsel to the national organization.
One of the most successful powerlifting athletes at the AAU Junior Olympic Games during the past few years has been Taylorville, Illinois teenager Karter Brachear. A 17-year-old junior at Taylorville High School, Karter began doing the powerlifts at age 12 to get stronger for football and wrestling, and he set seven Illinois state records in his first meet nine months later.
SAN FRANCISCO (December 20, 2016) – The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is proud to announce a strategic partnership with CaptainU to provide athletic development and college sports recruiting tools to their members, teams and sanctioned events.
AAU Wins Another Sport Industry Award By National Association of Sports Commissions
RECAP: 2017 AAU Volleyball Classic
Lauren Carlini Crowned 87th AAU James E. Sullivan Award Winner
Jesse Owens Recognized as Inaugural AAU Gussie Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
AAU Big House Showcase Powered By Captain U
Motor City Madness AAU Grand Prix
Power League Super Regional
Utah High School Beach League
Marion Hidden Gem Classic
Willie Q. Jones Memorial Classic
South Carolina State AAU Karate Championships
The Capital City Vipers Help The Hungry Hoopfest
Mass State Championship
Utica Lady Knicks Classic
Indiana AAU Regional Qualifiers