AU Athletics Celebrates Student-Athlete Banquet

AU Athletics Celebrates Student-Athlete Banquet

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The American University Department of Athletics and Recreation celebrated the accomplishments of each of its 16 NCAA Division I teams on Sunday at its annual Student-Athlete Banquet, which was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bethesda, Md.

The event honored the accomplishments of each team and its student-athletes. Among the awards handed out were the Male and Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year, the Barbara J. Reimann Postgraduate Scholarship and Strength and Conditioning's Super Iron Eagle award winner. Each team also recognized their MVP for the year and the evening concluded with a video tribute to American's senior student-athletes.


    
     

Male Senior Student-Athlete of the Year
Voted on by AU's head coaches. Traditionally given to individuals with a decorated career.

Ryan Flores '12, Wrestling, Majoring in Psychology
- Two-time All-American
- Two-time NWCA All-Academic Team
- 2011 NCAA National runner-up
- Two-time EIWA Champion

 

Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year
Voted on by AU's head coaches. Traditionally given to individuals with a decorated career.

Lisa Strack '12, Women's Basketball, Majoring in Business Administration
- 2012 Patriot League Player of the Year
- Two-time All-Patriot League
- Led AU to the first-ever 14-0 Patriot League regular season in 2012

 

Barbara J. Reimann Post-Graduate Scholarship
Awarded annually to a senior who has excelled athletically and academically and has decided to continue their education after completing an undergraduate degree.

Lauren Schoenberger '12, Lacrosse
- Two-time Academic All-Patriot League Team
- Ranks third all-time at American with 53 career assists

         
   

Super Iron Eagle Award
An award which recognizes a student-athlete
who has achieved Iron Eagle status by placing first or second in performance testing for their respective sport and constantly pushes their physical limit and their teammates to excel.

Lisa Strack '12, Women's Basketball
 

Men's Basketball MVP
Charles Hinkle '12
All-Patriot League First Team

 

Women's Basketball MVP
Lisa Strack '12
Patriot League Player of the Year

         
   

Men's Cross Country MVP
Ryan Williams '12
All-Patriot League First Team

 

Women's Cross Country MVP
Octavia Rinehardt
'12
All-Patriot League Second Team

 

Field Hockey MVP
Tatum Dyer '12
Third Team All-America; Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year

         
   

Lacrosse MVP
Kimberly Collins
'13
2012 All-Patriot League First Team

 

Men's Soccer MVP
Matt Makowski '12
Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year

 

Women's Soccer MVP
Michelle Montilio
'13
All-Patriot League First Team

         
   

Men's Swimming and Diving MVP
Bobby Ballance
'14
All-Patriot League First Team

 

Women's Swimming and Diving MVP
Leah Breen
'12
All-Patriot League Second Team

 

Men's Indoor Track MVP
Josh Olsen
'12
All-Patriot League Second Team

         
   

Women's Indoor Track MVP
Julia Sullivan
'14
Academic All-Patriot League Team

 

Men's Outdoor Track MVP
Mark Allen '13
Finished third in 5,000 meter run at Patriot League Championship

 

Women's Outdoor Track MVP
Ali Tyburski '14
Set seventh fastest time in program history in 1,500 meter run

         
     

Volleyball MVPs
Juliana Crum
'14
All-Patriot League First Team
Rebecca Heath
'12
Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year; All-Patriot League Second Team

 

Wrestling MVP
Ryan Flores
'12
All-American; EIWA Champion