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Manziel Named SEC Male Athlete of the Year Texas A football player Johnny Manziel and Georgia swimmer Allison Schmitt have been named the 2012-2013 Roy F. Kramer SEC Male and Female Athletes of the Year by a vote of the league's athletics directors, Commissioner Mike Slive announced today.
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Miles Simon, Mater Dei basketball, tennis (1994) – Yes, the Monarchs' standout guard also played tennis for two years at Mater Dei. Simon was best-known for being a two-time CIF player of the year in basketball. He also was among the standouts who could not beat out Tony Gonzalez for the male athlete of the year award in 1994. He had a fantastic college career at Arizona and was the Most Outstanding Player of the 1997 Final Four. Simon played briefly in the NBA and claimed a CBA MVP.
NBA player Jason Collins comes out as gay
US basketball player Jason Collins has come out as gay, the first active male athlete in a major American professional team sport to do so. "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. & I'm gay." President Barack Obama, NBA star Kobe Bryant & sportswear company Nike were among those expressing public support. Nike said it's "a company committed to diversity and inclusion." Collins chose uniform number 98 as a gesture of solidarity for the gay community in the US - .