TOWSON, Md. - According to Glenn Clark of WNST-AM Radio, there are only a few qualifications for WNST’s annual “Local Sports Person of the Year” award.
He says, "First, the person must be local. They must be an athlete, coach or front office member for a pro, college or high school team in the state of Maryland. Individual sport athletes who represent the state of Maryland also qualify.
"Second, the person must stand out from other people over the course of the 12 calendar months. The accomplishments of that individual must be comparable to if not greater than the accomplishments of others in the area.
"And finally, that person’s year must stand out from other years during their tenure/career in the area."
Clark explained, "With those qualifications in mind it wasn’t difficult to determine candidates for the honor in 2011. Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs & RB Ray Rice, Former University of Maryland Terrapins basketball coach Gary Williams, University of Maryland lacrosse coach John Tillman and Kentucky Derby winning Shackleford trainer Graham Motion all seemed to be quality candidates."
Clark added, "Determining a winner wasn’t particularly difficult and we chose Rob Ambrose."