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Dr. Peggy Green (center) was on hand to be acknowledged for her induction into the CIAA Hall of Fame
May 5, 2015

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Fayetteville, NC-- The Fayetteville State University Department of Athletics celebrated the 2014-15 athletic and academic year with the annual Bronco Sports Awards ceremony held Thursday, April 23rd inside the Felton J. Capel Arena. Team award recipients and over 100 student-athletes were acknowledged for academic excellence across all 10 varsity sports and cheerleading at the athletics awards ceremony.

Senior golfer Brandon Jobe (Fayetteville, NC) was named the FSU Male Student-Athlete of the Year, while senior women's basketball center Deja Middleton (Richmond, VA) was named Female Student-Athlete of the Year.

In addition to earning FSU Male Student-Athlete of the Year honors, Jobe was named 2015 CIAA Golfer of the Year. He totaled the lowest average (74.5) in the six rounds of the three conference events this season. He won the individual medalist honor at both the CIAA Southern and Northern Division Tournaments this year.

Jobe shot 145 +1 (73, 72) at the Southern Division Tournament held at the Larkhaven Golf and Country Club in Charlotte, NC. He fired 152 +8 (77, 75) at the Northern Division Tournament at the Chesdin Country Club in Chesterfield, VA.

Jobe also received CIAA All-Tournament and All-CIAA honors this season. He has received all-conference honors each season of his collegiate career (2012-15).

Middleton led the Lady Broncos' basketball team this season in several categories. She has played in 26 games and started in 25. Middleton is averaging a double-double of 15.2 points and 12 rebounds per game. In the CIAA rankings, Middleton ranks 1st in blocks per game (2.5), 1st in defensive rebounds per game (8.1), 2nd in total rebounds per game (12.2), 4th in offensive rebounds per game (4.0), 4th in field goal percentage (55%), and 6th in points per game (14.7).

This season, Middleton reached the 1,000 marker in points and rebounds at FSU. In addition to receiving the FSU Female Student-Athlete of the Year honor, Middleton was named CIAA Defensive Player of the Year for the third time in her collegiate career (2015, 2014, and 2010).

The ceremony also acknowledged 2015 CIAA Hall of Fame inductees Dr. Peggy Green and Dr. Charles A. Lyons, Jr. The 2013 women's volleyball team had their CIAA Championship rings presented on stage. The athletic department offered a tribute to FSU Director of Athletics Dr. Edward McLean for his upcoming retirement.

Members of the FSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) served as the masters of ceremonies.

Below is a list of the evening's award winners, broken down by sport:

Men's Basketball Individual Awards:

Academic Excellence: Carl McCray

Most Valuable Player: Joshua Dawson

MVP- Offense: Anthony Shelton

MVP- Defense: Gatluak Thiep

Coach's Award: Devin Thompson

Women's Basketball Individual Awards:

Academic Excellence: Doreen Richardson

Most Valuable Player: Deja Middleton

MVP- Offense: Doreen Richardson

MVP- Defense: Deja Middleton

Coach's Award: Bria Evans

Football Individual Awards:

Academic Excellence: Marquavius Alston

MVP- Special Teams: Antonio Mayo

MVP- Offense: Marcus Reed

MVP- Defense: Michael Johnson

Most Outstanding Rookie: Quincy Dickens

Cross Country Individual Awards:

Academic Excellence: Matthew Stowers

Most Valuable Player (Female): Dana Johnson

Most Valuable Player (Male): Matthew Stowers

Most Improved Player: Ivory Gladden

Coach's Award: Taheiya Foster

Bowling Individual Awards:

Academic Excellence: Jasmin Aponte

Most Valuable Player: Crystal Mujica

Most Outstanding Rookie: Devondra Bazemore

Coach's Award: Renee Guischard

Tennis Individual Awards:

Academic Excellence: Selena Cox

Most Valuable Player: Samantha Ledbetter

Most Outstanding Rookie (or Newcomer): Octavia Gilmore

Coach's Award: Laura Worriax

Golf Individual Awards:

Academic Excellence: Cameron Hughes

Most Valuable Player: Brandon Jobe

Most Outstanding Newcomer: Jared Chinn

Coach's Award: Corbin Rascoe

Volleyball Individual Awards:

Academic Excellence: Rheid Tridle

MVP -- Offense: Samira Luis

MVP -- Defense: Decausha McLean

Most Outstanding Newcomer: Jayde Jacobs

Coach's Award (defined as Best Blocker): Ashley Britton

Softball Individual Awards:

Academic Excellence: Alex Wickham

Coach's Award: Alex Wickham

Most Improved Player: Ivory Gladden

Most Valuable Player: Carley Green

Most Outstanding Rookie (or Newcomer): Shi-Cara Goins

Cheerleading Individual Awards:

Academic Excellence: Ashlee Gaskins

Most Spirited: Jasmine McCrae

Most Dedicated: Anthony Johnson

Coach's Award: Anthony Johnson

Best All-Around: Bria Perkins

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