Sunday, May 16, 2004
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University Athletics Department honored its student-athletes for the 2003-04 at a banquet held earlier this month in Kean Hall. More than 350 people attended the event. Each athletics' team head coach presented specific team awards during the course of the evening. Recognition was also given to members of the training staff, cheerleaders, and the Tiger Gems dance team. TSU Director of Athletics Teresa L. Phillips presented four prestigious awards following the presentation of the respective team awards. The Female Academic Excellence award was received by tennis player Martene Fair while the Male Academic Excellence award was given to football team member Tewann Tepper. Softball Player Shannon Hicks received the Female Athlete of the Year award. Track and Field standout Nick Horton was presented the Male Athlete of the Year award. TSU President, Dr. James. A Hefner also addressed the banquet attendees near the conclusion of the event. Tennessee State University 2003-04 Athletics Award Winners Banquet, Kean Hall Female Athlete of the Year: Shannon Hicks, Softball Male Athlete of the Year: Nick Horton, Indoor and Outdoor Track Female Academic Excellence Award: Martene Fair, Tennis Male Academic Excellence Award: Tewann Tepper, Foortball Men's Basketball Academic Award: Reshawne Bowers Assists Leader: Garrett Richardson Most Improved: Jeremy Jackson Rebounding Leader: Roshaun Bowens Top Offensive Player: Roshaun Bowens Top Defensive Player: Bruce Price Team MVP: Bruce Price Women's Basketball Academic Award Zekeya Anderson Coaches Award Sheena Powe Football Academic Award: Tewann Tepper Big John Merritt Team MVP: Charles Anthony Joe. W. Gilliam Defensive Player of the Year: Paul Thomas Eldridge Dickey Offensive Player of the Year: C.J. Johnson Sidney Crutchfield Special Teams Player of the Year: Gerald Morrow, Jarrett Morrow Vernon Holland Lineman of the Year: Paul Thomas Alvin "Cat" Coleman Back of the Year: Charles Anthony George Ballhazer Rookie of the Year: Almonte Duncan Ed "Too Tall" Jones Most Improved Player: Bryson Rosser Fred Lee Spirit Award: Ahmed Safeeuallah Men's Golf Academic Award: Jordan Roberts Team MVP: Robert Dinwiddie Women's Golf: Academic Award: Kathy Temple Team MVP: Leslie Scarborough Softball Academic Award: Sabrina Smiley Team MVP: Justine Jontz, Hollie Sanders Men's Tennis Team MVP: Jamaal Brown Women's Tennis Academic Award: Martene Fair Team MVP: Danette Rachel Men's Track, Cross Country Academic Award: Pat Robinson Cross Country MVP: Joshua Love Indoor MVP: Nick Horton Outdoor MVP: Nick Horton Women's Track, Cross Country Academic Award: Juanita Thomas Cross Country MVP: Rae'ven Richards, Juanita Thomas Indoor MVP: Shanique Hector Volleyball Academic Award: Katherine Armwood Most Inspirational Player: Kristin King Team MVP: Jennifer Corral (Click on the Banquet Icon to view photos from the banquet)