The National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) recently held its 14th annual Giant Steps Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Bob Ley, sportscaster for ESPN, was master of ceremonies. The event recognized sports figures with a strong commitment to effect social change.

Inductees were as follows:

  • Coach’s Award: Chris Creighton
  • Courageous Student-Athlete Award: Angelica Mealing and Nate Winters
  • Barrier Breaker Award: Dr. LeRoy Walker
  • Civic Leader Award: Jeremy Bloom
  • NCAS Hall of Fame: Nancy Hogshead-Makar
  • The NCAS Giant Steps Awards Banquet occurs annually. Nominations are submitted every spring. For more information, visit the NCAS website or call the national office at (407) 823-4770.