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Clemson Fall and Winter Sports Awards Day Is Saturday

April 9, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C.–Over 30 athletes will be recognized for their accomplishments at the Clemson Athletic Fall and Winter sports Award Day Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium prior to the annual Orange-White Spring Football game.

Mal Lawyer was named the football most valuable player on offense, while Chris Jones was named the most valuable player on defense.

Javis Austin was named the Most Valuable Offensive player in the South Carolina game, while teammate Howard Bartley was named the best defensive player in the South Carolina contest.

In women’s basketball, all four seniors, Amy Geren, Itoro Umoh, Natasha Anderson, and Nikki Blassingame were named most valuable players in women’s basketball. This four seniors comprise Clemson’s all-time winningest class in Lady Tiger history. This group led the Lady Tigers to the 1999 ACC Championship and a NCAA Tournament Final 16 apperance.

The men’s basketball award winners and the men’s soccer award winners will be announced later this spring at their respective banquets. The Clemson fall and winter sports award winners follow:

Women's Basketball AWARD       Dr. R. C. Edwards Most Valuable Player AwardRECIPIENTS  Amy Geren, Itoro Umoh, Natasha Anderson, Nikki Blassingame       Women's Basketball AWARD       Wachovia Bank Most Improved Player Award     RECIPIENT   Nuria Forns      Cheerleaders AWARD       Col. Rick Robbins Most Valuable Cheerleader Award RECIPIENT   Marianne Herr    

Cheerleaders AWARD C.M. and Fontanella Burdette Memorial Scholarship Award RECIPIENT Kendall Odom

Equipment Manager AWARD Thomas W. Burton, Jr. Manager of the Year Award RECIPIENT Dan Newlin

Equipment Manager AWARD Gough Family Academic Achievement Award RECIPIENT Katie Owen Women’s Soccer AWARD Goodman Family Most Valuable Player Award RECIPIENT Sara Burkett

Women’s Soccer AWARD Campbell and Friar Family Most Improved Player Award RECIPIENT Lea Shreve

Men’s Swimming & Diving AWARD Dr. P.S. McCollum Most Valuable Athlete Award RECIPIENT Alexander Ioanovici

Men’s Swimming & Diving AWARD McHugh Most Improved Athlete Award RECIPIENT Robert Etheridge

Women’s Swimming & Diving AWARD Coleman Most Valuable Athlete Award RECIPIENT Jennifer Mihalik

Women’s Swimming & Diving AWARD Dwight Most Improved Athlete Award RECIPIENT Megan Davis

Trainers AWARD McGee-Sutton Most Valuable Award RECIPIENT Jason Wilson

Trainers AWARD Most Improved Award RECIPIENT Shauna Cobb

Volleyball AWARD Dr. Bernard Caffrey Most Valuable Player Award RECIPIENT Alison Coday

Volleyball AWARD Lucia White Memorial Rookie-of-the-Year Award RECIPIENT Jodi Steffes Men’s Cross Country AWARD Ellison Most Valuable Athlete Award RECIPIENT Joe Gibson

Men’s Cross Country AWARD Barrett-Clary Most Improved Athlete Award RECIPIENT Jason Meany

Women’s Cross Country AWARD Major General William S. Coleman Most Valuable Athlete Award RECIPIENT Beth Ahern

Women’s Cross Country AWARD Jones Most Improved Athlete Award RECIPIENT Brantley Epps

Men’s Indoor Track AWARD Turner Most Valuable Athlete Award RECIPIENT Ato Modibo

Men’s Indoor Track AWARD Clemson Most Improved Athlete Award RECIPIENT Bryan Williams

Women’s Indoor Track AWARD Kellers Most Valuable Athlete Award RECIPIENT Shekera Weston

Women’s Indoor Track AWARD Clemson Most Improved Athlete Award RECIPIENT Julianne Littman

Football AWARD NationsBank – Hamilton Offensive Most Valuable Player Award RECIPIENT Mal Lawyer

Football AWARD Morrow Defensive Most Valuable Player Award RECIPIENT Chris Jones

Football AWARD Edisto Clemson Club Offensive Player of the South Carolina Game Award RECIPIENT Javis Austin

Football AWARD IFC Defensive Player of the South Carolina Game Award RECIPIENT Howard Bartley

Football AWARD Joe Francis Leadership Award RECIPIENT Donald Broomfield

Football AWARD Renwick-Flanders Most Improved Player Award RECIPIENT Kyle Young

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