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LONGVIEW, April 28, 2017--The LeTourneau University athletic department hosted its annual Winter/Spring Sports Banquet on Monday, April 24. Eight winter and spring sports (men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, baseball and softball) presented their team awards to recognize achievements, both on and off the field, court and course.
Also presented at the banquet were the annual LETU Athletic Department Awards including the R.G. LeTourneau Legacy Award, Male and Female Athlete of the Year and Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
This year's winners were nominated and selected by votes of the head coaches and athletics staff.
R.G. LeTourneau Legacy Award: Whitney Judd (Women's Cross Country/Softball)
Female Athlete of the Year: Stephanie Vana (Women's Soccer)
Male Athlete of the Year: Jeff Martin (Men's Basketball)
Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Lizzie Duffy (Women's Cross Country)
Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Taber Miyauchi (Men's Cross Country)
Taber Miyauchi and Lizzie Duffy, as winners of the scholar-athlete awards, will be nominated for the American Southwest Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.
The individual sports gave out their end-of-season awards and can be found below.
Women's Basketball Awards
Co-Offensive Players of the Year: Crystal Jones and LaTanya Drakes
Defensive Player of the Year: Bria Goodman
Servant Leadership Award: Jada Roberts
Men's Basketball Awards
All In Award: Erick Roberson
Leadership Award: Jeff Martin
Above & Beyond Award: Gil Williams
Academic Award: Alisa Wilson
MVP Award: Faith Williams
YellowJacket Award: Alisa Wilson
Academic Award: Nathan Kleoppel
Co-MVP Awards: Seth Walters and Mason Terry
YellowJacket Award: Seth Walters
Women's Tennis Awards
Most Improved: Mikayla Thomas
YellowJacket Award: Hayley Hunter
Spirit & Leadership Award: Rachel Morisseau
Men's Tennis Awards
Most Improved: Josh Mueller
YellowJacket Award: Jimmie Henson and Christian Farris
Spirit & Leadership Award: Ty Grove
Offensive MVP: Courtney Matulis
Defensive MVP: Whitney Judd
True Grit Award: Ashlin Roach
Team MVP: Kyle Jacobs
Pitcher of the Year: Andrew Harlan
YellowJacket Award: Josh Raies
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