2020 Houston Sports Awards finalists and Legacy winners

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Harris County - Houston Sports Authority announced finalists for their awards and their Legacy award winners.Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus wins the Sportsmanship award, while Astros owner Jim Crane wins the Executive of the Year award.Mercilus' Withme Foundation serves children with disabilities in underprivileged families and has raised more than $500,000 since 2016.Jim Crane once again led the Astros to the World Series and brought back the Houston Open on the PGA tour.Here are the nominees for the other awardsA.J. Hinch - Houston AstrosTina Langley - Rice OwlsBill O'Brien - Houston TexansKelvin Sampson - University of HoustonSimone BilesAlex BregmanJames HardenJustin VerlanderDeshaun WatsonCorey Davis - University of HoustonJalen Hurts - University of OklahomaNicole Lennon - Rice UniversityErica Ogwumike - Rice UniversityDevon Achane - Fort Bend Marshall High School Matthew Boling - Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Zach Evans - North Shore High SchoolLibby Overmyer - Kingwood Park High SchoolJose Altuve's walk-off home run in Game 6 to clinch the American League ChampionshipJames Harden's 61-point game in 114-100 win at New York KnicksKaycee Feild wins 5th Bareback Riding title at RodeoHouston Texans beat Patriots for the first time since January 3, 2010The third annual Houston Sports Awards will celebrate 'A Golden Era' and will honor Carl Lewis, Mary Lou Retton and Rudy Tomjanovich as its third Hall of Fame Class. The Legacy winners are chosen by the Sports Awards Executive Committee with input from the Selection Committee.The committees are comprised of sportswriters and electronic sports media members who live and work in the Greater Houston area.


What you missed after the game as the Astros celebrated win with their families

#Astros enjoying their fam as they celebrate the upcoming ALCS pic.twitter.com/5vJtllzHe2 David Nuo (@DavidNunoABC13) October 11, 2019Welcome to the world Noah pic.twitter.com/I7LXZScxR0 Josh James (@josh_james63) November 19, 2018EMBED >More News Videos Carlos Correa and Daniella Rodriguez both left Dodger Stadium with rings. HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The Houston Astros' ALDS win Thursday night over the Tampa Bay Rays was special for the team as they move on to the next round, but we can't forget about their families, who were also on the field celebrating.Jose Altuve's daughter, Melanie, ran to her daddy's arms. Altuve was among the players who had a great Game 5.Pitcher Gerrit Cole, who was cool on the mound, obviously had a lot to smile about as his strong performance helped the team lock up the series.Cole embraced his wife Amy, a former UCLA softball player, after the huge win.Josh James was also on the field with his family, including baby son Noah, who was born last November.Carlos Correa and his fiance, Daniella Rodriguez, were on the field along with just about everyone from the Astros organization.You'll remember Correa proposed to Rodriguez , who is a former Miss Texas USA, after the team won the World Series in 2017.Team owner Jim Crane says they're all one big family. "Family is what it is about, the team is a family and the family is the family, and we love seeing them out here and the kids running around and it can't be any more fun than that," Crane said.Though the Astros are inching closer to returning to the World Series, there is still work to do.They'll have just a day of rest before they take on the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series here in Houston.