South Georgia is home to countless premier individuals, teams, and athletic programs, so you can imagine just how difficult it was to narrow down and select the best male and female athlete in every sport. There were many, many deserving nominees within each sport, as well as the overall best male and female athlete of the year, but with the help of local coaches, players, and fans, our ITG Team was able to assemble what we consider to be the twenty-three most worthy individuals.

On May 12th, 2016, we gathered the top athletes in South Georgia at our corporate offices in Downtown Valdosta for a night of recognizing their incredible talents, efforts, and support systems. Surrounded by their peers, families, coaches, and fans, each of these outstanding student-athletes were awarded for their accomplishments.

We want to extend a special thanks to our sponsors for making the banquet possible: Vereen Rehabilitation Center, Georgia Military College, Mediacom, and Jessie’s Restaurant and Catering.

If you missed the banquet, be sure to head to our website or Facebook page to see video footage and more great photography!

Again, congratulations to our ITG Athletes of the Year, and best of luck next season.

Photography by Micki K Photography and Marque Milla Reese, video by Marque Milla Reese