Hickok Belt® Award Announces Winners for January and February 2016
ROCHESTER, NY – Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic was named the monthly Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of January while Steph Curry, point guard for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, was honored once again with the award in February based on voting conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). Djokovic defended his title by defeating Andy Murray in straight sets to claim his sixth Australian Open victory in January. Meanwhile, Steph Curry continued to electrify the basketball world throughout the month of February by averaging 36.7 points and 7.3 assists per game while shooting .536 from three-point range.
Other finalists for the month of January in order of how the NSSA voters ranked them included: Cam Newton (football), Alex Ovechkin (hockey), Angelique Kerber (tennis), Lindsey Vonn (skiing), Jenn Suhr (track & field), Jordan Spieth (golf), Kevin Durant (basketball), Sergey Kovalev (boxing) and Adam Rippon (figure skating).
Finalists for February’s award included: Von Miller (football), Denny Hamlin (auto racing), Jimmie Johnson (auto racing), Anthony Davis (basketball), Brian Elliott (hockey), Vaughn Taylor (golf), Adam Scott (golf), Evgeny Kuznetsov (hockey) and Brandt Snedeker (golf).
Their selection as the Hickok Belt® Award winners for the months of January and February 2016 recognizes Novak Djokovic and Steph Curry as “the best of the best” in professional sports for the first two months of the year and make them the first candidates eligible to receive the overall Hickok Belt® Award for 2016.
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