PG Sports Social Media Awards

2017 is the 1st annual PG Sports Social Media Awards. Everyone loves social media and sports, so why not honor the best of sports social media. We tried to honor any many athletes, reporters, and influencers as possible.

Sports Social Media Influencers of Year

Dwayne Johnson / @TheRock This man does it all from WWE to movie star to the hit football show on HBO, Ballers! Soccer Girl Problems / @SoccerGrlProbs These 3 women have a huge influence on not only soccer girls but women's sports in general!

Sports Social Media Business Person of the Year

Alex Rodriguez / @AROD He might be busier than ever with A-ROD Corp, being an investor on Shark Tank, Fox Sports analyst, New York Yankees advisor, and dating J-Lo. He's crushing it on all social platforms.

Sports Social Media Male Athletes of the Year

Baseball - Didi Gregorius / @DidiG18 Sir Didi aka Mr. Emoji, his social media has grown a lot due to his great emoji tweets after victories. ⚔️ Football - Chad Johnson / @ochocinco He is the OG of great tweets, he's still on top of social media after retiring. Basketball - The Ball Family If you don't know about the Ball family you might live under a rock. Lavar Ball / @Lavarbigballer He might be the best marketer in the world right now with his company Big Baller Brand. Lonzo Ball / @ZO2_ Oldest brother and starting point guard for the Lakers. LiAngelo Ball / @LiAngeloBall Middle brother just left UCLA to play overseas. LaMelo Ball / @MELOD1P Youngest brother and make a splash with being the first high school player to have his own sneaker. Hockey - Paul Bissonnette / @BizNasty2point0 This is one crazy hockey man! Soccer - Michy Batshuayi / @mbatshuayi He's "the king of footballers on social media" they say. Boxing - Jamel Herring / @JamelHerring This Olympic boxer is always posting about all the fights and he's super fan friendly. MMA - Conor McGregor / @TheNotoriousMMA He made one of the biggest money fights ever via social media vs boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. Lacrosse - Paul Rabil / @PaulRabil The face of Lacrosse & Lax social media. He has his own podcast too! Tennis - Nick Kyrgios / @NickKyrgios Sometimes his antics are crazy but he's a young rising tennis star. Racing - Lewis Hamilton / @LewisHamilton All the athletes want to meet this F1 racer. Skateboarding - Chaz Ortiz / @steezortiz He has some of the dopest videos on social media. Snowboarding - Shaun White @shaunwhite The GOAT of USA Snowboarding. Skiing - Gus Kenworthy / @guskenworthy 6x World Champ, Olympic Silver Medalist, 5x X Games Medalist, and going for gold in 2018!

Sports Social Media Female Athletes of the Year

Women’s Hockey - Anya Battaglino / @battaglinoa She's a fan favorite of the NWHL and better advocate for women's sports! Women’s Basketball - Sue Bird / @S10Bird Future Hall of Famer and her meme game is real. Women’s Soccer - Sydney Leroux-Dwyer / @sydneyleroux The power sports couple of social media. @Ddwyer14 Women’s MMA - Amanda Nunes / @Amanda_Leoa The new champ of the UFC is becoming a global star. Women’s Tennis - Sloane Stephens / @SloaneStephens Break out tennis player of the year. Women’s Boxing - Claressa Shields / @Claressashields Inspiring women to be themselves and the face USA women's boxing. Women’s Racing - Danica Patrick / @DanicaPatrick She's retiring but still a force on social media. Women’s Skateboarding - Leticia Bufoni / @LeticiaBufoni Probably the biggest following for a woman skater. Women’s Snowboarding - Jamie Anderson / @JamieAsnow Looks to repeat at the 2018 Winter Olympics in the slopestyle event, she won the gold in 2014. Women’s Skiing - Mikaela Shiffrin / @MikaelaShiffrin No. 1-ranked woman in the world both this season and last. Will be in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Sports Social Media Fan of the Year

Laurence Levy / @Marlins_Man Every major sporting event you see this guy in the stands tweeting, live streaming, and all thing social.

Rising Sports Social Media Stars of the Year

Anthony Marsella / @AnthonyMarsella Training at Mayweather's Gym, living with YouTubers, and being undefeated would have you rising too. Jose Torres / @ShortyTorres125 This two weight class champ of Titan FC should have a huge 2018 with all signing pointing to the UFC. Chloe Kim / @chloekimsnow She's only 17 years old competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics for Team USA!

Sports Social Media Reporters of the Year

Baseball - @Ken_Rosenthal ‏& @LaurenShehadi Football - @AdamSchefter & @heykayadams Basketball - @TurnerSportsEJ & @Rachel__Nichols Hockey - @DarrenDreger & @JamieHersch Soccer - @AlexiLalas & @JulieFoudy Boxing - @AlBernstein & @RagingBabe MMA - @LynchOnSports & @SusanCingari Lacrosse - @TysonLW & @miawgordon Remember there's always next year to get on our list....tweet us @PGSports!!