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January 27, 2006
The best in Puerto Rico

Miguel Cotto (photo Getty Images by R.Laberge)
These awards are given for the second time, and besides the best athletes
and teams, others awards were also presented:

- Best national portsman: Miguel Cotto (Professional Boxer) OMB Champion of the World
(Light Welter Weight)

- Best national sportswoman: Ineabelle Díaz (Taekwondo)

- Best National Team: Arecibo Captains (Basketball)
- Best Student Athlete (Male): Luis F. Vargas (Gymnastics) U.S. NCAA
- Best Student Athlete (Female): Deborah Seilhammer (Volleyball) U.S. NCAA
- Best Athletic Achievement: Enrique Figueroa and Jorge Hernández Gold Medalists,
Boating World Tournament, Hobbie mode.
- Best Sports Trajectory: Roberto Alomar (Major League Baseball) Recently retired,
Alomar is considered the best Second Baseman of
this era.
-  Best moment:  Celebration of 100th. birthday of Emilio "Millito" Navarro (Baseball)
Navarro was the first Puerto Rican to play in the Negro Leagues.
A
living legend.
-  Best Manager:  Carlos Mario Rivera (Basketball) Manager of the 2005 Champions, 
Arecibo Captains
- Best Executive: Carlos Beltrán, Esq. (Volleyball) P.R. Volleyball Federation President

Edwin Fernández
President Asociación de Periodistas Deportivos de Puerto Rico (APDPUR)

 

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