Nov. 18, 2011
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson track & field program announced its annual awards winners Thursday evening at the team’s banquet at the Clyde V. Madren Center near campus. In 2010-11, the program produced three individual NCAA champions, the indoor and outdoor ACC women’s champions, and three top-25 NCAA team finishes.
Members of the track & field coaching staff and the program’s support staff chose the awards winners. The complete list of winners is below.
Ty McCormack and Kim Ruck were the team MVPs for the 2010 cross country season. Ruck advanced to the NCAA Championships as an individual that fall. Miller Moss and Brianna Rollins, who won NCAA titles in the heptathlon and 60 hurdles, respectively, were named indoor MVP winners. The outdoor MVPs were Justin Murdock, who qualified in four different NCAA events, and Patricia Mamona, who won her second straight NCAA triple jump championship.
The coaches award recipients were given to student-athletes that consistently went above and beyond their ability for the good of the team. La’Mont Jackson and Cory Thalheimer were awarded the honor for the men’s team, while Kulik and April Sinkler won coaches awards for the women.
Strength & conditioning awards were also presented to student-athletes that excelled in training. Jasen Turnbull and Kim Ruck won the awards for cross country season, while Miller Moss and Liane Weber, both multiple-time All-Americans on the track, took home strength awards for track & field.
One of the most special awards of the night was presented in honor of Barbara Kennedy-Dixon, the team’s former athletic supervisor. The award goes to an athlete that excelled under pressure. Michaylin Golladay, an outdoor All-American in two events and a Clemson graduate, was the 2010-11 Barbara Kennedy-Dixon “Invictus” Award recipient.
Most Valuable Athlete 2010 Men’s Cross Country Most Valuable Athlete – Ty McCormack 2010 Cross Country Most Valuable Athlete – Kim Ruck 2010-2011 Men’s Indoor Track Most Valuable Athlete- Miller Moss 2010-2011 Indoor Track Most Valuable Athlete – Brianna Rollins 2011 Men’s Outdoor Track Most Valuable Athlete – Justin Murdock 2011 Outdoor Track Most Valuable Athlete – Patricia Mamona
Coaches Award 2011 Men’s Cross Country Coaches Award – Nathan Hendershot 2011 Cross Country Coaches Award – Alyssa Kulik 2010-2011 Men’s Indoor Track Coaches Award- Alex Padgett 2010-2011 Indoor Track Coaches Award- Stormy Kendrick 2011 Men’s Outdoor Track Co-Coaches Award – Cory Thalheimer 2011 Men’s Outdoor Track Co-Coaches Award- La’Mont Jackson 2011 Outdoor Track Co-Coaches Award – April Sinkler 2011 Outdoor Track Co-Coaches Award- Alyssa Kulik
Strength and Conditioning Award 2011 Men’s Track & Field Strength & Conditioning Most Dedicated Award – Miller Moss 2011 Women’s Track & Field Strength & Conditioning Most Dedicated Award – Liane Weber 2011 Men’s Cross Country Strength & Conditioning Most Dedicated Award – Jasen Turnbull 2011 Women’s Cross Country Strength & Conditioning Most Dedicated Award – Kim Ruck
2010-11 Barbara Kennedy- Dixon “Invictus” Award – Michaylin Golladay
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