If you haven't noticed, this whole week has been dedicated to honoring our Spring Sports Athletes of the Year.
And over time, the process of naming these award-winners has advanced ten-fold.
Statistics are compiled, debates arise, votes are taken, photo shoots are set up, and a full page is designated for each sport in each season.
In the past, namely 15-20 years ago, a "Player of the Year" may have been mentioned in someone's column or one story may have included seven different winners in a season wrap-up. But now they are given the recognition they deserve.