Clemson Recognizes Top Athletes In Fall And Winter Sports

April 7, 2001

CLEMSON, SC – A total of 33 awards were presented to student athletes, managers, and trainers involved in Clemson’s fall and winter sports at the annual Spring Football Game at Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.

Basketball star Will Solomon was named the MVP in men’s basketball, while Tomas Nagys was named the squad’s most improved player. Solomon averaged 19.7 ppg., and was named second-team All ACC.

Erin Batth and Chrissy Floyd were named co-MVPs in women’s basketball. Floyd led the team in scoring with a 16.9 ppg. average, while Batth was the team’s leading rebounder with a 8.7 rpg. mark.

Rod Gardner and Woodrow Dantzler were both named the recipient of the Most Valuable Offensive Player Award in Football. Both players were instrumental in Clemson’s 9-3 record in 2000 and the Tigers’ Gator Bowl berth. Nick Eason was named the Most Valuable Defensive Football player for 2000 as well as winning the Most Improved Football Player Award.

Mark Lisi was named the MVP in men’s soccer, while Nancy Augustyniak was named the MVP in women’s soccer. Both soccer teams enjoyed NCAA Tournament appearances and final top 10 rankings.


Men’s Basketball Paul E. Bowie, Jr. Most Valuable Men’s Basketball Player AwardWill Solomon

Lynch Most Improved Men’s Basketball Player AwardTomas Nagys

Women’s Basketball Dr. R. C. Edwards Most Valuable Women’s Basketball Player AwardErin Batth & Chrissy Floyd

Wachovia Bank Most Improved Women’s Basketball Player AwardNuria Forns

Football Joe Francis Football Leadership AwardChad Carson & Kyle Young

Bank of America – Hamilton Offensive Most Valuable Football Player AwardRod Gardner & Woodrow Dantzler

Renwick-Flanders Most Improved Football Player AwardNick Eason

Morrow Defensive Most Valuable Football Player AwardNick Eason

Edisto Clemson Club Offensive Football Player of the South Carolina Game AwardRod Gardner

Men’s Soccer Allison Dalton Family Most Valuable Men’s Soccer Player AwardMark Lisi

Ratchford Men’s Soccer Coach’s Achievement AwardPablo Webster

Women’s Soccer Goodman Family Most Valuable Women’s Soccer Player AwardNancy Augustyniak

Campbell and Friar Family Most Improved Women’s Soccer Player AwardDeliah Arrington & Tatum Clowney

Men’s Swimming & Diving Dr. P.S. McCollum Most Valuable Men’s Swimming & Diving Athlete AwardMatt Wilson

McHugh Most Improved Men’s Swimming & Diving Athlete AwardAdam Tepe

Women’s Swimming & Diving Coleman Most Valuable Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete AwardMandy Commons

Dwight Most Improved Women’s Swimming & Diving Athlete AwardPatty Hider & Elise Thieler

Men’s Cross Country Ellison Most Valuable Men’s Cross Country Athlete AwardDavid Adams

Barrett-Clary Most Improved Men’s Cross Country AthleteTravis Alexander

Men’s Indoor Track & Field Turner Most Valuable Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete AwardJacey Harper

Clemson Most Improved Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete AwardOtto Spain

Women’s Cross Country Major General William S. Coleman Most Valuable Women’s Cross Country Athlete AwardPerry Fields

Clemson Most Improved Women’s Cross Country Athlete AwardRenee Keydoszius

Women’s Indoor Track & Field Kellers Most Valuable Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete AwardJamine Moton

Clemson Most Improved Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athlete AwardMandy McLane

Volleyball Dr. Bernard Caffrey Most Valuable Volleyball Player AwardJodi Steffes

Lucia White Memorial Volleyball Rookie-of-the-Year AwardKiki Dallao

Cheerleaders Col. Rick Robbins Most Valuable Cheerleader AwardJill Caldwell

C.M. and Fontanella Burdette Memorial Cheerleader Scholarship AwardChristina Deluca

Equipment Manager Thomas W. Burton, Jr. Manager of the Year AwardMike Wilson

Gough Family Equipment Manager Academic Achievement AwardMike Work

Trainers McGee-Sutton Most Valuable Trainers Award co-sponsored by Bob Easley & Joe FranksJason Wilson & Shauna Cobb

Most Improved Trainer AwardDerek Forrest