Featuring keynote speaker and two-time World Cup champion Carli Lloyd and honoring 400 of the best high school athletes and coaches across the state in twelve sports for the 2022-2023 season. All Arkansas Preps celebrates high school athletes from across the state and their accomplishments in twelve sports.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial committee chooses teams in each sport to feature in the newspaper at the end of each season. In golf, tennis, cross country and swimming/diving, the teams are determined in a statewide competition.
The editorial committee of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will chose the best players in the state which will include a first, second and sophomore team in the following sports: volleyball, football, wrestling and basketball. (male and female categories). All of these students will be honored during the event.
Out of each sport, a male and female athlete will be selected to receive the honor of Outstanding Player of the Year. These students will be recognized at the live event. In addition, an Overall Male Athlete, Overall Female Athlete and Coach of the Year will be chosen and honored at the event.