Student-Athletes Honored at Awards Banquet

April 19, 2011

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ATHENS -- Student-Athletes from all 21 University of Georgia varsity sports teams were honored Tuesday night at the annual awards banquet held at the Tate Center Grand Ballroom.

Highlighting the banquet were several special recognitions including the Joel Eaves Award which goes annually to the male and female student-athlete with the highest grade point average (GPA). Recipients were Erica Malagon, Athens, Ga., women's swimming; and David Schiedt, Marietta, Ga., men's track and field.

Russell Henley, Macon, Ga., men's golf, and Allison Schmitt, Canton, Mich., women's swimming, were recipients of the Athlete of the Year Awards.

The men's and women's swimming and diving teams were honored with the Faculty Athletics Representative Award for earning the highest team GPA. The women's cross country/track and field team was presented with the Bulldog Cup for participation in community service, leadership programs, and support of other teams.

Other special award winners include:

Marilyn Vincent Scholar-Athlete Award: Hannah Moore, Moultrie, Ga., women's diving.
Dick Bestwick Scholar-Athlete Award: David Schiedt, Marietta, Ga., men's track and field.
Lewis Leadership Award: Kathleen Gates, Wilmington, N.C., volleyball.
Copas Leadership Award: Drake Bernstein, Winder, Ga., men's tennis.
Hornsby Howell Community Service Award: Asaph Levy, Toronto, Canada, men's track and field.
SEC Boyd McWhorter Postgraduate Scholarship: Mark Dylla, Littleton, Colo., men's swimming; and Chelsea Nauta, Tampa, Fla., women's swimming.
SEC Brad Davis Postgraduate Scholarship: Asaph Levy, Toronto, Canada, men's track and field; and Bridget Lyons, Evans, Ga., women's track and field.
UGA Sportsmanship Award: Ebony Jones, Cedar Hill, Tex., women's basketball; and Richard Samuel, Cartersville, Ga., football.
Inspiration Award: Chance Veazey, Tifton, Ga., baseball.

Athletes receiving recognition for earning all A's during their academic careers include Greg Bingham, Columbus, Ga., football; Colin Bishoff, Winder, Ga., men's cross country/track and field; Jared Dunn, Johns Creek, Ga., men's cross country/track and field; Julia Echols, McDonough, Ga., softball; Emily Fountain, Glennville, Ga., women's cross country/track and field; Andrew Gemmell, Wilmington, Del., men's swimming and diving; Kyle James, Marietta, Ga., men's cross country/track and field; Alisha Laing, Schoolcraft, Mich., volleyball; Erica Malagon, Athens, Ga., women's swimming and diving; Clayton McKenney, Atlanta, Ga., baseball; Hannah Moore, Moultrie, Ga., women's swimming and diving; Kathryn Skoglund, Tualatin, Ore., equestrian; Kelsey Thatcher, Bluffdale, Utah, equestrian; Holly Tomlinson, Atlanta, Ga., soccer; Wendy Trott, Capetown, S. Africa, women's swimming and diving; Shannon Vreeland, Overland Park, Kan., women's swimming and diving.

Academic Roundtable honorees include:

Baseball: Cecil Tanner, Waycross, Ga.
Basketball: Gerald Robinson, Nashville, Tenn.; Anne Marie Armstrong, Norcross, Ga.
Equestrian: Maria Salazar, Portland, Ore.; Hayley Haskins, Alpharetta, Ga.
Football: Brian Brewer, Lilburn, Ga.; Brandon Boykin, Fayetteville, Ga.; Orson Charles, Tampa, Fla.; Ty Frix, Calhoun, Ga.; Jeremy Longo, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Golf: T.J. Mitchell, Albany, Ga.; Emilie Burger, Hoschton, Ga.
Gymnastics: Gina Nuccio, Naperville, Ill.
Soccer: Jenna Buckley, Atlanta, Ga.
Softball: Brittney Hubbard, Victorville, Calif.
Swimming and Diving: Landon Watters, Rome, Ga.; Tim Barrett, Evans, Ga.; Allison Schmitt, Canton, Mich.; Kevin Frankenfeld, Austin, Tex.
Tennis: Drake Bernstein, Winder, Ga.; Cameron Ellis, Roswell, Ga.
Track: Phillip Adams, Pennsauken, N.J.; Brian Moore, Willow Grove, Pa.; Morgan VanGorder, Gainesville, Ga.; Eve Machovec, Augusta, Ga.
Volleyball: Carla Tietz, St. Charles, Ill.

Scholar-Athlete honorees include:

Baseball: Steven Esmonde, Lilburn, Ga.
Men's Basketball: Ricky McPhee, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Football: Ty Frix, Calhoun, Ga.
Men's Golf: Harris English, Thomasville, Ga.
Men's Swimming: Andrew Gemmell, Wilmington, Del.
Men's Tennis: Alex Hill, Atlanta, Ga.
Men's Track: Asaph Levy, Toronto, Canada
Women's Basketball: Angel Robinson, Marietta, Ga.
Equestrian: Alex Andes, Atlanta, Ga.
Women's Golf: Melissa Brody, Atlanta, Ga.
Gymnastics: Marcia Newby, Virginia Beach, Va.
Soccer: Lindsay Stein, Littleton, Colo.
Softball: Taylor Schlopy, West Hills, Calif.
Women's Swimming: Lisa Caprioglio, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Michelle McKeehan, Greenwood, Ind.; Hannah Moore, Moultrie, Ga.
Women's Tennis: Naoko Ueshima, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
Women's Track: Ilana McQuinn, Charleston, S.C.
Volleyball: Kathleen Gates, Wilmington, N.C.

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