The Golden Wings Awards, which enters its third year, is an end-of-the-year award ceremony for the Tennessee Tech University student-athletes to honor and celebrate their academic and athletic accomplishments over the past complete seasons. The timeframe of the awards period is the current season (2017-18 in this instance) except for baseball, softball and outdoor track & field. With those sports still competing with a large portion of their seasons still left, the previous spring campaigns (2017 in this instance) are recognized. The Man and Woman of the Year awards encompass the 2017-18 period for all sports.
The awards night is an ESPYs style show, webstreamed live on the OVC Digital Network and features video-based production and a gala "Purple Carpet" reception prior to the show. For the second time in 2018, the Golden Wings Awards will be opened to the public with tickets available for $20 at the TTU ticket office or by calling 931-372-3940.