Rebels’ Choice Awards to take place tonight

Posted on Apr 10 2013 - 2:56pm by Hawley Martin

The University of Mississippi will honor athletes for their contributions to their respective teams today at 7 p.m. in the Ford Center in the third annual Rebels‘ Choice Awards.

The semi-formal event is free to the public, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets are available at the Ford Center Box Office and the university box office.

Ole Miss’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will select winners for 14 categories for the Rebel Choice Awards.

Fans determined three additional awards: Play of the Year, Game of the Year and Fan Favorite Rebel. Voting on Facebook ended April 2.

Honors will be given based on performances from the calendar year. The sports of football, soccer, volleyball, basketball and rifle will be judged on the 2012-13 campaign. Baseball, softball, tennis, golf and track & field awards will reflect the 2011-12 season.

The event will be hosted by radio personality Richard Cross, Ole Miss alumnus and host of Head to Head, a radio show that airs weekdays from 4-6 pm. Festivities begin with a red carpet event for student-athletes and athletics staff at 6 p.m., and the awards program will follow at 7.

This event is meant to roughly coincide with National Student-Athlete Day, which was on April 6 this year.

To see the nominees, visit

Read tomorrow’s DM for a full write-up of the evening, along with photos and comments from the winners.

Follow @thedm_sports for updates as the night progresses.