T he Navajo Times will honor the best athletes on the Navajo Nation and its surrounding areas today, April 4 in Shiprock, N.M.
Based on nominations from area coaches and athletic directors and the Times' staff observations, the sports department selected 30 wrestlers and 45 boys and girls basketball players to the Navajo Times Winter All-Star teams.
In addition, the Times' sports department made several changes in the selection process by first naming the Top 12 All-Stars of each sport, followed by an honorable mention list.
The awards ceremony will be held at the Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, N.M.
The Times staff will announce the players and coaches of the year during the ceremony. Doors will be open at 10 a.m.
All listed athletes are encouraged to bring their school uniform tops for a photo session, which will begin promptly at 11 a.m.
The awards presentation will follow the photo session.
This event is free and open to the public.
Photos and an article of the winners will be published in the April 12 edition of the Times.