“This year’s 2020 Watkins Award featured an incredible collection of fine student athletes,” Everette Pearsall, Executive Director of The Alliance, shares. “Each of these young men are well equipped for success academically. We have continued to recognize and honor the premier African American Scholar Athletes in the United States.”

Finalists were chosen based on their unweighted grade point average, their personal statements, extracurricular activities, community service, and letters of recommendation. Each winner will be recognized in Washington, DC, receive an award, ring, and dinner in his hometown.

Sponsors of this year’s event include our Major Sponsor Under Armour, JMA Solutions, Peoples Financial Services, Wal-Mart, Dell, Inc, Nash Management Group, Early Morning Software, and Jostens Corporation who manufactures the Watkins Award trophy and rings.

Media representatives were invited to cover the awards ceremony. For more information about the Watkins Award and The Alliance,  visit our website at www.naaaa.com or email everette@naaaa.com

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National Alliance of African American Athleteds

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Welcome to The National Alliance of African American Athletes texas chapter.

The National Alliance of African American Athletes was founded in 1989. The vision of The Alliance is to be the preeminent organization helping youth achieve academic excellence and reach their highest potential.

The mission of The Alliance is to uplift and mentor youth, focusing on African American males, through programs that prepare students for college; leveraging athletes as catalysts to inspire leadership, while recognizing and rewarding academic, athletic, and community excellence.

Watkins Award

Each Year the National Alliance of African American Athletes presents the Franklin D. Watkins Award. The Purpose of the award is to shine a ray of light on young men who have achieve success in the classroom and on the field of play. Join us in Washington D.C. each year for this great event.