Clemson Fall and Winter Sport Award Winners Announced

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CLEMSON, SC--A total of 36 Clemson student-athletes, managers, trainers and cheerleaders for the fall and winter sports will be recognized for most valuable, and most improved awards in their respective sports and activities at the annual Clemson Orange and White Spring Football game at Clemson Saturday.

Tye Hill was named the recipient of the Morrow Defensive Most Valuable Football Player and was also the winner of the Leadership Award. Charlie Whitehurst was named the Offensive Most Valuable Football Player and James Davis was the recipient of the Most Valuable Offensive Football Player in the South Carolina Game. Jamall Fudge was named the winner of the Most Valuable Defensive Player in the South Carolina game.

Akin Akingbala is this year's winner of the Most Valuable Basketball Award and Steve Allen is the recipient of the Most Improved Player award.

In women's basketball, Amanda Frist was named the Most Valuable Player and Moreemi Davis was the recipient of the Most Improved trophy.

M. Basketball    
Paul E. Bowie, Jr. Most Valuable Men's        Akin Akingbala
Basketball Player Award   
Lynch Most Improved Men's Basketball          Steve Allen
Player Award 
W. Basketball    
Dr. R. C. Edwards Most Valuable Women's       Amanda Frist
Basketball Player Award             

Wachovia Bank Most Improved Women's           Moreemi Davis
Basketball Player Award    
E. Manager              
Gough Family Equipment                        Andrew Medvec
Manager Academic Achievement Award
Thomas W. Burton, Jr.                         Bill LaMont
Manager of the Year Award            

McGee-Sutton Most Valuable                    Brandon Cox
Trainers Award                       
Most Improved Trainer                         Ryan Sanders
Rally Cats             
Jenny Timms Award                             Jennifer Glenn
Best-All Around Dancer                        Susan Haury                     

Col. Rick Robbins                             Leslie Templeton
Most Valuable Cheerleader Award
C.M. and Fontanella Burdette Memorial         Steve McDonnell 
Cheerleader Scholarship Award

Men's Soccer    
Allison Dalton Family                         Nathan Sturgis
Most Valuable Men's Soccer
Player Award

Ratchford Men's Soccer Coaches                Dane Richards
Achievement Award
Women's Soccer          
Goodman Family Most Valuable Women's          Lydia Vandenbergh
Soccer Player Award    
Campbell and Friar Family                     Amber Funk
Most Improved Women's
Soccer Player Award

Men's Swimming & Diving
Dr. P.S. McCollum Most Valuable Men's         Attila Ruszka   
Swimming & Diving Athlete Award
McHugh Most Improved                          Mark Vahle
Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete Award

Women's Swimming & Diving
Dwight Most Improved Women's Swimming &       Cassy LaRussa
Diving Athlete Award                       
Coleman Most Valuable Women's Swimming &      Kim Routh
Diving Athlete Award                   
Dr. Bernard Caffrey Most Valuable Volleyball  Anna Vallinch
Player Award       
Lucia White Memorial Volleyball Rookie of     Jeannette Abbott                
the Year Award

M. Cross Country  
Ellison Most Valuable Men's Cross Country     Matt Clark      
Athlete Award   
Barrett-Clary Most Improved Men's Cross       Eric Soder      
Country Athlete Award

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Turner Most Valuable                          Mitch Greeley
Men's Indoor Track & Field Athlete Award   
Clemson Most Improved Men's Indoor Track      Ryan Koontz             
& Field Athlete Award
Women's Cross Country
Major General William S. Coleman Most         Jennifer Barton         
Valuable Women's Cross Country Athlete Award
Clemson Most Improved Women's Cross           Patrice McMillan        
Country Athlete Award                   

Women's Indoor Track & Field    
Kellers Most Valuable Women's Indoor          Della Clark             
Track & Field Athlete Award                             

Clemson Most Improved Women's Indoor          Krystal Woods   
Track & Field Athlete Award                     


Morrow Defensive Most Valuable Football       Tye Hill        
Player Award    

IFC Defensive Football Player of the          Jamaal Fudge
South Carolina Game Award   

Joe Francis Football Leadership Award         Tye Hill
Bank of America - Hamilton Offensive          Charlie Whitehurst
Most    Valuable Football Player Award
Renwick-Flanders Most Improved Football       Chansi Stuckey  
Player Award
Edisto Clemson Club Offensive Football        James Davis             
Player of the South Carolina Game Award

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