Track and Field
A&M-Commerce Host Annual All-Sports Banquet
April 16, 2008
The athletic department at Texas A&M University-Commerce hosted its annual All-Sports Banquet on Tuesday night to honor its senior student-athletes and student trainers as well as to present awards to its teams and the athletic trainers.
Darron Sheppard was presented the Dr. Jesse Hawthorne Award for the top male student-athlete on the basis of athletic ability, leadership, scholarship and service.
Andra Bickel was presented the Lib Huggins Award for the most outstanding female student-athlete on the basis of competitive spirit, sportsmanship, athletic ability and contributions to women's athletics.
A&M-Commerce men's basketball head coach Sam Walker announced the recognition of Scooby Johnson as its Most Outstanding Student-Athlete and Leonard Bishop, Jr. as the recipient of the Terry Allen Award.
Lions women's basketball head coach Denny Downing announced the selection of Britney Jordan as the Most Outstanding Student-Athlete and Katedria Mosley as the recipient of the Susie Knause Memorial Heart Award.
Senior Casey Warren was selected as the Most Outstanding Student-Athlete for the cheerleading squad under the direction of Kelly Daily.
Sophomore Tyler Tyndell was announced as the Men's Cross Country Most Outstanding Student-Athlete and freshman Kate Donovan was selected as the Women's Cross Country Most Outstanding Student-Athlete by track and field/cross country head coach Rich Lawrence. Darron Sheppard and Leonard Jackson were selected as the co-Most Outstanding Men's Track and Field Student-Athletes. Andra Bickel was selected as the Carolyn Burt Most Outstanding Women's Track and Field Student-Athlete.
On the football team, Garnet Smith was selected as the recipient of the Bobby Fox Award and Darron Sheppard was named as the honoree for the Ernest Hawkins Award. JaMichael Palmer was chosen as the winner of the J.V. Sikes Award.
In golf, junior Pinkey Hartline earned the Boley Crawford Award and sophomore Heather Pantalion was presented the Dr. Margo Harbison Award for both their efforts on and off the course.
Sophomore Meagan Lasley was selected as the Most Outstanding Student-Athlete for women's soccer. Senior Colleen Favaro was honored as the Most Outstanding Student-Athlete for volleyball.
Senior John Hill was recognized for earning the Delmer Brown Scholarship Award for student athletic trainers.
Three new awards were added to the banquet to recognize academic success. Junior Anthony Tosie from track and field and cross country was honored for having the top men's grade-point average and sophomore Lacy Alexander from women's soccer was honored for having the top women's grade point average.
To culminate the banquet, the seniors from athletic training and the sports were presented with plaques and a special photo collage.
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