April 26, 2017

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Fayetteville, NC-- The Fayetteville State University Department of Athletics commemorated the 2016-17 athletic and academic year with the annual Bronco Sports Awards (BSA) ceremony held Wednesday, April 19th at the J.W. Seabrook Auditorium. Team award recipients and over 150 student-athletes were recognized for academic excellence across all 10 varsity sports and cheerleading at the awards ceremony.

Redshirt freshman running back Stevie Green (Washington, NC) and freshman bowler Brittany Worthy (Durham, NC) received the top awards as the Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year, respectively.

Green recorded 1,150 rushing yards, six TDs, and 115 yards per game in 10 games played this season. He earned CIAA Offensive Rookie of the Year and All-CIAA Second Team honors. Green rushed for the second most yards in a single season at Fayetteville State.

Green also received All-CIAA Second Team honors and had the second most rushing yards in a season at Fayetteville State. He was named CIAA Rookie of the Week twice times and Offensive Back of the Week once.

In addition to an All-CIAA First Team selection, Worthy won Rookie Bowler of the Year due to her performance throughout the season. She ranked third overall in the conference with a total of 6,284 pins and a 190.42 average. She bowled a total of 33 games during the regular season. Worthy received CIAA Rookie Bowler of the Month honors on two occasions this year.

Fayetteville State University has also been welcomed into the fold as the 10th college or university in the State of North Carolina and earned the designation of North Carolina Kappa chapter for the National College Athlete Honor Society -- Chi Alpha Sigma (XA∑). During the BSA ceremony, FSU had six inductees who met the criteria of 3.4 GPA or higher in their junior year of eligibility. The 2017 Fayetteville State Chi Alpha Sigma inductees were: Kortni Adams {Softball}; Devondra Bazemore {Bowling}; Ashlee Gaskins {Cheerleading}; Brittany Lee {Softball}; Lola Neal {Bowling}; and Austen Parlett {Golf}. 

The society's motto is "Excellence in Academics and Athletics." Its watchwords are "Athletics, Academics Achievement, and Attitude."  The mission of the NCAHS is to bring honor and recognition to deserving student-athletes, their families, teams, athletic departments and colleges in much the same way as Phi Beta Kappa honors scholastics.

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:

Top Awards

Male Student-Athlete of the Year: Stevie Green

Female Student-Athlete of the Year: Brittany Worthy


Sports Medicine

Male Comeback Student-Athlete of the Year: Roy Lowder

Female Comeback Student-Athlete of the Year: Kara Straite


Academic Excellence Awards - Highest Indiv. GPA

Cheerleading: Ashlee Gaskins

Softball: Brittany Lee

Volleyball: Leah Reed

Golf: Austen Parlett

Tennis: Selena Cox

Bowling: Lola Neal

Men's Cross Country: Rahsaan Cotton

Women's Cross Country: Vernessa Hinnant

FootballQuavon Harris

Women's Basketball: Chinwendu Maduegbunam

Men's BasketballDarius Moore


Cheerleading Individual Awards

Most Spirited: Danielle Womack

Most Dedicated: Mecca Wooten

Best All-Around: Jasmine McCrae

Coach's Award: Michael Wilkes


Volleyball Individual Awards

Most Valuable Player-Offense: Jayde Jacobs

Most Valuable Player -Defense:  Arlicia Ortiz

Most Outstanding Rookie: Nakia McKinnie

Coach's Award: Bojo Jada


Golf Individual Awards

Most Valuable Player:  Isaiah Shaw

Most Outstanding Rookie: Adam Capps

Coach's Award: Nick Pennix

Most Improved Player: Christian Villanueva


Tennis Individual Awards

Most Valuable Player: Staisha Cain

Most Outstanding Rookie: Brittany Doss

Coach's Award: Cheyenne Cox


Bowling Individual Awards

Most Valuable Player: Brittany Worthy

Most Outstanding Rookie: Savannah Starling

Coach's Award: Jasmin Aponte & Devondra Bazemore


Cross Country Individual Awards

Most Valuable Female Runner: Sarah Mastin

Most Valuable Male Runner: Richard Prudente-Bernal

Most Improved Player: Darian Stanton

Coach's Award: Samuel Quinones-Romer


Football Individual Awards

Most Valuable Player-Special Teams: David Lamb

Most Valuable Player-Offense: Stevie Green

Most Valuable Player-Defense: Travis Scales

Most Outstanding Rookie: Jaelin Beugre


Women's Basketball Awards

Most Valuable Player: Yakima Clifton

Most Outstanding Rookie:  Shantel Bennett

Most Improved Player:  Chinwendu Maduegbunam

Coach's Award: Breona Jones


Men's Basketball Awards

Most Valuable Player: Joshua Dawson

Most Outstanding Rookie:  Joshua Bryant

Most Improved Player:  Willie Gilmore

Coach's Award: Michael Tyson


Softball Awards

Most Valuable Player: Zoe Howard

Most Outstanding Rookie:  Courtney Pierre

Most Improved Player:  Alex White

Coach's Award: HaLee Knowles


SAAC Special Awards

Freshman Athlete of the Year:  Nakia McKinnie

Newcomer Athlete of the Year:  Joshua Bryant

Humanitarian Award:  Cheerleading

SAAC Outstanding Leadership Award: Darreall Hamlett

Highest Student GPA Award:  Chinwendu Maduegbunam & Brittany Lee

Highest Team GPA Award: Bowling



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