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 Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C.

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 winners. 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.

Kevin Tao '13, Wrestling, Majoring in Health Promotion
- Two-time NCAA Qualifier
- 2011 EIWA runner-up
- Ranks fifth all-time with 17 career major decisions

 

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

Gina Hofmann '12, Field Hockey, Majoring in Business Administration
- 2012 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year
- Three-time NFHCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team
- Three-time All-Patriot League First Team

 

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

Mary Theresa Callahan '13, Women's Soccer
- Top GPA of all female senior student-athletes
- Four-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection

         
   

Super Iron Eagle Awards
An award which recognizes a male and female 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.

Emily Maher '14, Lacrosse
John Schoof '15, Men's Basketball
 

Men's Basketball MVP
Stephen Lumpkins '13
All-Patriot League Second Team

 

Women's Basketball MVP
Alexis Dobbs '14
Two-time Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year

         
   

Men's Cross Country MVP
Mark Allen '13
All-Patriot League First Team

 

Women's Cross Country MVP
Ali Tyburski
'14
Finished 15th at Patriot League Cross Country Championships

 

Field Hockey MVP
Shelly Montgomery '14
All-Patriot League First Team

         
   

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

 

Men's Soccer MVP
Cristobal Soto '14
Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year

 

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

         
   

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

 

Women's Swimming and Diving MVP
Melissa Parker
'15
All-Patriot League Second Team

 

Men's Indoor Track MVP
Mark Leininger '13
Placed third in 5,000 meter run at Patriot League Championships

         
   

Women's Indoor Track MVP
Carly Birkhold '14
Finished 14th in the 3,000 meter run at Patriot League Championships

 

Men's Outdoor Track MVP
John Pope '14
Finished fifth in 10,000 meter run at Patriot League Championships

 

Women's Outdoor Track MVP
Julia Sullivan '14
Finished seventh in 1,500 meter run at Patriot League Championships

         
     

Volleyball MVP
Morgan Hendrix '14
All-Patriot League First Team

 

Wrestling MVP
David Terao
'16
NCAA Qualifer; EIWA Third Place Finisher