The Golden Wings Awards, which enters its fourth 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 (2018-19 in this instance) except for sports that compete in the spring, inlcuding baseball, softball, outdoor track & field, men's golf, women's golf and tennis. With those sports still competing with a large portion of their seasons still left, the previous campaigns (2017-18 in this instance) are recognized. The Man and Woman of the Year awards encompass the 2018-19 period for all sports.
Prior to the 2019 Golden Wings Awards, men's golf, women's golf and tennis were inlcuded from their current season, but due to scheduling conflicts and to allow a more complete campaign from which to gather nominees, the three sports were added to the rest of the spring sports in using its previous season for consideration.
The awards night is an ESPYs style show, webstreamed live on YouTube (link to watch show) and features video-based production and a gala "Purple Carpet" reception prior to the show. The 2019 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.