Guest Speaker
Will Campbell

2024 Hype Video

May 13, 2024

West Monroe Sports and Events

5:30pm Doors Open  •  6:00pm Dinner  •  7:00pm Award Show

All nominees receive a complimentary ticket to the awards show. Athletes will receive a letter from their school / coach containing detailed information on how to claim their ticket with a unique discount code along with instructions on how to purchase additional tickets and select seating at the same time.

About Bayou Jamb Sports Awards

Bayou Jamb Sports Awards honors high school athletes from across North Louisiana that are affiliated with the Bayou Jamb for their excellence in sports. These athletes are selected as the best in their sports for the 2023-2024 school year based on all-district, all-metro and all-state honors, performances at regional and state competitions, along with recommendations of area coaches.

Michael Smith

Mike Smith has served as a public address announcer for LSU athletics events for nearly 31 years. For the past 29 seasons, he has been the “Voice of LSU Gymnastics,” the championship program competing in the Maravich Center in Baton Rouge. He has hosted the “Inside LSU Gymnastics” television show for the past 12 seasons and won two National Telly Awards, recognizing it as the best Weekly TV Sports Program in the country. In 2018, the Southeastern Conference invited Mike to serve as the announcer for the SEC Gymnastics Championships and he continues in that capacity today. Last year, he was nominated for the prestigious Bob Sheppard Award recognizing the best public address announcer in professional and collegiate sports.

By day, he is Founder and CEO of MDSA Strategic Communications – a public and government relations consultancy – service clients in the energy, petrochemical, and transportation industries. Mike has been recognized as one of “the most influential” public relations professionals by a leading national publication. Follow Mike on his social media pages including @MikeTheTiger70775 on Facebook and Instagram, and Twitter handles @LSUGymVoice for all things LSU Gymnastics and @MDSAonline for everything else.

Award Nominations

To nominate a student athlete, team or coach for a feature award, complete the nomination form below!