April 24, 2014

Athletics Hosts 49th Annual Awards Ceremony

Rocky Mount, N.C. - The North Carolina Wesleyan Department of Athletics hosted its 49th Annual Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 23rd, in Minges Auditorium of the Dunn Center. Coaches, staff and student-athletes came together to celebrate the accomplishments of both individuals and teams from the 2013-2014 season.

Among those athletes and teams, NCWC boasted 27 USA South All-Conference selections, two Players of the Year, two All-Americans, two USA South Championships and one NCAA Tournament berth. Highlighting the night’s winners were the honors given for the Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year, along with the Male and Female Athlete of the Year.

Academically, senior Paige Pritchett of softball garnered Female Student-Athlete of the Year accolades, while senior Allen-Michael Wilson of golf took home Male Student-Athlete of the Year honors. Majoring in Education and Biology, respectively, both are current members of the President’s Honors List, as well as the USA South All-Academic Team. 

The final awards of the night saw women's basketball senior Tiffany Bell named Female Athlete of the Year, and men's basketball senior Josh Morrison tabbed Male Athlete of the Year. Both were First Team All-Conference selections who eclipsed the 1,000-point scoring mark for their careers this season.

The evening concluded with a viewing of the department's 2013-2014 Highlight Video.

Below is a complete list of all honorees.

FEMALE STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Paige Pritchett, Softball

MALE STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Allen-Michael Wilson, Golf

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Tiffany Bell, Women's Basketball

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Josh Morrison, Men's Basketball

FOOTBALL
Moe Bauer Sportsmanship Award: Macdonald Payoute
Scholar-Athlete Award: Dustin Midgett
Offensive Most Valuable Player: Jacques Alston
Defensive Most Valuable Player: Travonne Marshall

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Moe Bauer Sportsmanship Award: Chelsea Laurens
Scholar-Athlete Award: Sarah Olsowski
Most Valuable Player: Nicole Liette

MEN'S SOCCER
Moe Bauer Sportsmanship Award: Drew Wiltse
Scholar-Athlete Award: Pedro Leao
Most Valuable Player: Pedro Leao

VOLLEYBALL
Moe Bauer Sportsmanship Award: Heather Hunter
Scholar-Athlete Award: Taylor Johnson
Most Valuable Player: Taylor Johnson

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Moe Bauer Sportsmanship Award: Jordan Cager
Scholar-Athlete Award: Tiffany Bell
Co-Most Valuable Players: Tiffany Bell & Kourtney Salisbury

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Moe Bauer Sportsmanship Award: David Gurganus
Scholar-Athlete Award: David Gurganus
Most Valuable Player: Josh Morrison

BASEBALL
Moe Bauer Sportsmanship Award: Andrew Franklin
Co-Scholar-Athlete Awards: Ricardo Ciuffetelli & Dillon Moore
Most Valuable Player: Ciro Norzagaray

GOLF
Moe Bauer Sportsmanship Award: Matthew May
Scholar-Athlete Award: Allen-Michael Wilson
Most Valuable Player: Chris Freeman

LACROSSE
Moe Bauer Sportsmanship Award: Tikeyah Shaw
Scholar-Athlete Award: Tikeyah Shaw
Most Valuable Player: Molly Lewis

SOFTBALL
Moe Bauer Sportsmanship Award: Abigail Leonard
Scholar-Athlete Award: Leanna Fann
Most Valuable Player: 2014 Senior Class

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Moe Bauer Sportsmanship Award: Katie Beeman
Scholar-Athlete Award: Katie Beeman
Most Valuable Player: Natalia Lopez

MEN'S TENNIS
Moe Bauer Sportsmanship Award: Elias Kerem
Scholar-Athlete Award: Eduardo Ugalde
Most Valuable Player: Elias Kerem

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