It’s time to VOTE: Clint Moore(Grimsley HS) named semifinalist for Sullivan Award and you can VOTE HERE!

Posted by Andy Durham on March 23, 2010 at 2:53 pm under Amateur, College | 9 Comments to Read

Clint Moore from Greensboro, N.C. has been nominated for the Sullivan Award, which honors the nation’s top amateur athlete…….You can VOTE for Clint here at the site and we encourage you to tell others about this, so they can do the same thing….It would be a huge honor to have one of Greensboro’s young athletes named the Most Outstanding Amateur Athlete in the Nation…..


Clint Moore(Grimsley HS) Named Semifinalist For AAU Sullivan Award

Click Here to vote for Army’s Clint Moore today!

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army’s baseball team saw its scheduled game against Quinnipiac cancelled Tuesday due to the rains that have pounded the Northeast the last two days, but there was still plenty of news off the field for the Black Knights as shortstop Clint Moore garnered a major national honor.

A native of Greensboro, N.C. (Grimsley H.S.), Moore was named one of 14 nominees for the AAU Sullivan Award, which honors the nation’s outstanding amateur athlete. Presented annually since 1930, the Sullivan Award is also based on leadership, character, sportsmanship and the ideals of amateurism.

The only college baseball player to be named a semifinalist, Moore is joined on the list by Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, who set the Alabama single season rushing record with 1,658 yards in leading the Crimson Tide to the national championship this past season, and Tina Charles, who was nominated for her contributions to the Connecticut women’s basketball teams’s perfect season and national title in 2009, among others.

Known as the “Oscar” of sports awards, and older than The Heisman Trophy, the AAU Sullivan Award honors the outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. It has been presented annually by the AAU since 1930 as a salute to founder and past president of the Amateur Athletic Union, and a pioneer in amateur sports, James E. Sullivan. Based on the qualities of leadership, character, sportsmanship, and the ideals of amateurism, the AAU Sullivan Award goes far beyond athletic accomplishments and honors those who have shown strong moral character.

The AAU Sullivan Award was established in 1930 to honor Sullivan, a founder and past president of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU). Recognized as a pioneer in the amateur sports movement, Sullivan is credited with developing the current concept of the playground and organized recreation of the present day. Accordingly, he and others opened the first public playground and gymnasium in New York City in 1906.

A member of West Point’s Class of 2011, Moore was named to the American Baseball Coaches Association NCAA Division I All-America Third Team as a sophomore last spring. He was also chosen to the First Team All-Patriot League squad while finishing second in the conference’s player of the year voting. Additionally, Moore was one of 15 semifinalists for the Brooks Wallace Award, presented to the nation’s top shortstop by the College Baseball Foundation.

The third Black Knight to earn Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors last season en route to a Freshman All-America citing, Moore didn’t miss a beat this spring. The Greensboro, N.C. (Grimsley H.S.), native batted .395 with 18 doubles, five triples, 11 home runs, 58 runs scored and 65 runs batted in. He posted a slugging percentage of .724 and an on-base mark of .494, while piling up 134 total bases, just one behind the single season school record set by Henshaw this season. A slick-fielding defensive standout, Moore registered a remarkable fielding percentage of .971 and helped Army set a new team record for double-plays (66), participating in 38 twin-killings from his shortstop position. He established new single season school records for both multi-hit (25) and multi-RBI (20) games this spring, batted safely in 43 of 53 outings and hit .378 with runners in scoring position.

Moore led the Patriot League in doubles, triples, slugging percentage and on-base percentage, while finishing second in batting average, runs scored (one short of the league lead), runs batted in, total bases (one shy of league lead) and walks. He hit .433 with seven doubles, three triples, three home runs, 23 runs scored and 28 RBI in 20 Patriot League tilts, recording a .761 slugging percentage in those outings. Moore authored an amazing nine game late-season stretch, batting .581 with three doubles, three triples, six home runs, 21 runs scored and 26 RBI. He fashioned a 1.452 slugging percentage and a .667 on-base mark during that span. Though just a sophomore, Moore already owns Army’s career record for multiple-RBI affairs (32) and has garnered 47 career multiple-hit contests. For Moore’s full bio click here.

Recent winners of the AAU Sullivan Award include Rulan Gardner (wrestling) in 2000, Michelle Kwan (figure skating) in 2001, Sarah Hughes (figure skating) in 2002, Michael Phelps (swimming) in 2003, Paul Hamm (gymnastics) in 2004, J.J. Redick (men’s basketball) in 2005, Jessica Long (paralympic women’s swimming) in 2006, Tim Tebow (football) in 2007 and Shawn Johnson (gymnastics) in 2008.

Former Army football greats Felix “Doc” Blanchard and Young Arnold Tucker garnered the award in consecutive years, claiming the honor in 1945 and 1946, respectively. They rank as the only two West Pointers to capture the honor.

Fans can cast a vote for their choice for the 2009 AAU Sullivan Award winner by clicking here.

The Sullivan Award Reception and Presentation will take place April 14 at The New York Athletic Club in New York City. The night’s activities begin with an athlete autograph session at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dinner at 6:15 p.m. and the awards presentation at 7:15 p.m.

A complete listing of nominees for the 80th annual AAU Sullivan Award is listed below:

Angela Bizzarri, Cross Country
Zak Boggs, soccer
Duran Caferro Jr., boxing
Tina Charles, basketball
Troy Dumais, diving
Armanti Edwards, football
Erin Hamlin, luge
Megan Hodge, volleyball
Mark Ingram, football
Amy Palmiero-Winters, paralympic ultra marathon
Sanya Richards, track and field
Jennifer Song, golf
Rebecca Soni, swimming

  • Andy said,

    Here is a note we received from Clint’s mom Sharon Moore and I don’t blame her one bit for the request….If you are nominated, you need to pursue the prize….

    Good luck Clint Moore and all of the people who come by this site have seen our Clint Moore articles over the past couple of years and it looks like we hit on something….

    from Sharon Moore:
    Hey Everyone!

    I’m not the type to solicit votes, but under these circumstances, would you please
    spread the word to vote for Clint? He’s now a semi finalist for the Sullivan Award.
    The link is found in the article.

    Go Army!!


    *****From Andy:
    You would think and hope that everybody in town and throughout the entire county would jump all over this, even if you graduated from Appalachian….*****

  • Eddie Willis said,

    I wonder how these nominations come about. How can you be nominated as one of the top 15 shortstops in D1, not win, and then be nominated for this award? Anyone have an answer?

  • Bruce said,

    Not a chance. Armanti Edwards deserves the award and will receive tons of support from Appalachian Nation!

  • BigD said,

    I’m voting for Armanti Edwards !!

  • Bruce said,

    Forget it, it’s Armanti Edwards all the way. App Nation will strongly support Armanti, not Mr. Moore. Hopefully, Mr. Moore can come in 2nd.

  • Kevin said,

    Congratulations Clint. Just getting nominated is an honor.

  • Andy said,

    Clint will do fine in the voting and the nomination and the award is based on more than just what you do on the field…Look at the nominees, many you know and still more that you’ve never heard.

    We understand the loyalty of the ASU fans and Clint Moore will get his fair share and if you can keep telling others to vote for Clint and if he wins we will throw a party and who knows what might go down from there….

    Let’s make it happen and if you are a local baseball person or fan, you know this young man, so get on-line and vote….

    Click the Link on the article and you can VOTE FOR CLINT!!!!!

  • Dale Fulton said,

    Armanti Edwards for sure——I loved the disclaimer when asking for votes.

  • The Walls said,

    We support both young men[Moore and Edwards} and wish them the best in all they do but we will vote for Mr. Moore and hope others will do the same.