Written by Lynn Bishop  |  12. April 2011

The Nassau County Sports Commission has announced the full slate of honorees to be awarded at the 16th annual "Salute to Champions" Awards Dinner presented by Briarcliffe College on May 3, 2011 at the Woodlands in Woodbury. Slate of celebrity honorees to attend that evening include: Legendary New York Islander Clark Gillies and Olympic Gold Medalist Sarah Hughes (Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame); Sports Broadcaster Mary Carillo (Dick Schaap Award); Arkansas Razorback D.J. Williams (John Mackey Award); Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packer and Uniondale, NY native Andrew Quarless (Nassau County Athlete of the Year) and multi-talented sports broadcaster C.J. Papa (Broadcast Media Award). However, the highlight of our event is always the outstanding local student athletes and coaches that are honored on the very same stage as the celebrity recipients listed above. 2011 Scholastic Honorees High School Outstanding Achievement Award Catherine Powell - Valley Stream South High School Lauren Simicich - Floral Park Memorial High School Barbara Sullivan - Garden City High School Amanda Walsh - Our Lady of Mercy Academy Gene Garay - Oceanside High School Rahmik Perry - Hempstead High School Christopher Shevins - Wellington C. Mepham High School Kyle Zahradka - H. Frank Carey High School Drew Zahradka - H. Frank Carey High School NCSC High School Coach of the Year Russ Cellan - Freeport High School Debbie Rut - Plainview JFK High School James J. Regan Award Stephen Jahelka - Garden City High School Eva Tucci Award Heather Artinian - Glen Cove High School College Athlete of the Year Jack Castellano - Briarcliffe College Tiffany Yovino - Hofstra University College Coach of the Year Joseph Spallina - Adelphi University The Nassau County Sports Commission, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization sponsored by Briarcliffe College that provides a health sports environment that advances the health and well being of Nassau County youth. For additional information, please visit www.nassausports.org. About Briarcliffe College A proprietary institution with locations in Bethpage, Patchogue and Queens NY., Briarcliffe College is a four-year career education college offering degree programs in accounting, business administration, criminal justice, graphic design, information technology, management and paralegal studies. Programs vary by location. The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000 accredits Briarcliffe College. Briarcliffe College does not guarantee employment or salary. Briarcliffe College is also a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of colleges, universities and schools. For more information, visit www.briarcliffe.edu or www.bcl.edu.

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