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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