Mike Wacker Award

Jordan Whittington, recipient of 2023-24 Mike Wacker Award, and family

Jordan Whittington (center), recipient of the 2023-24 Mike Wacker Award, and family at the Texas Parents Ambassadors Council luncheon on Friday, March 22, 2024. Photo by Christy Zhuang

Nominations for the 2024-25 Mike Wacker Award will open in early fall 2024. Please check back on our website or email TPAwards@austin.utexas.edu for additional information.

Contact Texas Parents Awards

Texas Parents established the Mike Wacker Award in 1985 to honor former Longhorn basketball player, Mike Wacker, who through personal courage and sacrifice, returned to competition after a serious knee injury. The award has been a symbol of courage and perseverance in the face of adversity. This award is not necessarily given each year; but when bestowed, the recipient receives a plaque and is recognized at the Texas Parents Ambassadors Council luncheon.

2023-24 Mike Wacker Award Winner:

Click here for a list of Mike Wacker Award Winners, 2018-19 to 1985-86.