The Louisiana Sports Writers Association

The LSWA

Mac Russo Award

Awarded annually to the person who has contributed to the progress, ideals and fellowship of the LSWA.

1983 --- Jerry Pierce, Northwestern State

1984 --- M.L. Lagarde, Tulane University

1985 --- Hal Ledet, New Orleans Times-Picayune/L'Observateur

1986 --- Jim McLain, Shreveport Times

1987 --- Casey Kozminski, Houma Courier

1988 --- Bill Carter, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

1989 --- Gilbert Savoy, Concordia Sentinel

1990 --- Bill Bumgarner, New Orleans Times-Picayune

1991 --- Sam King, Baton Rouge State-Times

1992 --- Bob Anderson, Northeast Louisiana University

1993 --- Paul Manasseh, LSU

1994 --- Larry Hymel, Southeastern Louisiana University

1995 --- Louis Bonnette, McNeese State University

1996 --- Ted Lewis, New Orleans Times-Picayune

1997 --- Glenn Quebedeaux, Farm Bureau Insurance

1998 --- Sheldon Mickles, Baton Rouge Advocate

1999 --- Dan McDonald, University of Southwestern Louisiana

2000 --- Bobby Dower, Lake Charles American Press

2001 --- Doug Ireland, Northwestern State University

2002 --- Ron Brocato, Clarion Herald

2003 --- Robin Fambrough, Baton Rouge Advocate

2004 --- Philip Timothy, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

2005 --- Garland Forman, Bunkie Record

2006 --- Butch Muir, Baton Rouge Advocate

2007 --- Kent Lowe, LSU

2008 --- Lori Lyons, New Orleans Times-Picayune

2009 --- Scooter Hobbs, Lake Charles American Press

2010 --- Bill Curl, Louisiana Superdome

2011 -- Bob Tompkins, Alexandria Daily Town Talk

2012 -- O.K. "Buddy" Davis, Ruston Daily Leader

2013 -- Marty Mule, New Orleans Times-Picayune (retired)

2014 - Ronnette and Charles Pellegrin, Northwestern State University

2015 -- Mary Beth McDonald, McD Media
2016 -- Teddy Allen, Shreveport