Frazier, Orji Take Top Honors at Awards Banquet

Derek Ogbeide, Michael Chigbu, Morgan Ainslie, and Maeve McGuire talk about this year's Student-Athlete Awards Banquet.

April 24, 2017

ATHENS, Ga. -- J.J. Frazier (men's basketball) and Keturah Orji (women's track and field) claimed Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year awards at the annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet hosted by the University of Georgia Athletic Association on Monday, April 24. Orji received the honor for the second consecutive year.

Former gymnast Courtney Kupets Carter hosted the event. Kupets Carter led the Gymdogs to four NCAA team Championships from 2006-2009, while racking up nine individual NCAA titles throughout her career.

Senior Morgan Green (women's track and field) and graduate Jimmy Hicks (men's track and field) were named Georgia's nominees for the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Postgraduate Scholarships, while juniors Jeb Blazevich (football) and Haley Clark (women's basketball) were named recipients of the UGA Athletic Association Sportsmanship-Ethics Award.

Men's basketball player Brandon Young and swimmer Chantal Van Landeghem were recognized for receiving the Boyd McWhorter SEC Postgraduate Scholarship. Van Landeghem also received the Marilyn Vincent Scholar-Athlete award.

The men's tennis and women's equestrian teams were recognized as the recipients of the Faculty Athletics Representative's award, after earning the highest team grade point averages of 3.33 and 3.34, respectively, during the 2015-16 academic year.

Special award winners included:

Male Student-Athlete of the Year
J.J. Frazier, Men's Basketball

Female Student-Athlete of the Year
Keturah Orji, Women's Track and Field

Dick Bestwick Scholar-Athlete Award:
Billy Seward, Football

Clifford Lewis Leadership Award:
Mackenzie Engram, Women's Basketball

Dick Copas Leadership Award:
Nick Chubb, Football

Hornsby Howell Community Service Award:
Kendall Kazor, Volleyball

2015-16 Scholar-Athlete Award Winners:
Baseball - Austin Wallace
Men's Basketball - Juwan Parker
Women's Basketball - Marjorie Butler
Equestrian - Madison Anger
Equestrian - Leyan Gleeson
Equestrian - Allie Harbert
Football - Billy Seward
Men's Golf - Matthew Beringer
Women's Golf - Sammi Lee
Gymnastics - Gracie Cherrey
Soccer - Liliana Rios
Soccer - Stephanie Krouskos
Softball - Bekah Farris
Men's Swimming & Diving - Joshua Kenway
Women's Swimming & Diving - Annie Zhu
Women's Swimming & Diving - Rachel Zilinskas
Men's Tennis - Ben Wagland
Women's Tennis - Stephanie Grodecki
Men's Cross Country and Track & Field - Eric Westog
Women's Cross Country and Track & Field - Morgan Green
Volleyball - Sarah Legler-Clark


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