Maggie Morales (Canyon del Oro) earned the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award for Minnesota Crookston on Friday.
With pride, and for purposes of full disclosure, Maggie Morales is my daughter.
This list will be updated all year in an effort to recognize all former local prep stars who have gone on to achieve either academic and/or athletic awards at the next level. These are not high school awards but collegiate and professional recognitions. NOT CHAMPIONSHIPS. If you are aware of anything I have missed along the way, please let me know.
We recognized 164 athletes in 2018.
Canyon del Oro/Minnesota Crookston
NSIC All-Academic with Distinction Award (1/18)
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (1/15)
Raider of the Week (1/14)
Tucson High/Utah Valley
WAC Player of the Week (1/7)
Tucson High/Buffalo Bills
PFF Top Graded Rookie Cornerback (1/2)
Portions from news release.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at