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TSU Honors Student-Athletes During Awards Banquet
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
TSU Honors Student-Athletes During Awards Banquet
Photo by Rod Putnam

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NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee State University department of athletics honored its student-athletes at the annual Awards Banquet on Tuesday night at Kean Hall.

TSU alum and Criminal Court Clerk, Howard Gentry, served as the master of ceremonies for the event with Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips and TSU President Dr. Glenda Glover delivering opening remarks.

The head coach from each program had the chance to speak on their program and present award winners.

Track and field sophomore, R’Lazon Brumfield, walked away with the Male Athlete of the Year award while volleyball junior Julia Pierson was named the Female Athlete of the Year.

The Top Male Academic Excellence Award for the highest GPA among male student-athletes went to men's golf senior Rosario Falzone. On the women’s side, the Top Female Academic Excellence Award was shared by seniors  Pragati Natraj (tennis) and Abhilasha Vishwanath (tennis).

 

AWARD WINNERS

  • MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    • R’Lazon Brumfield - Track & Field
  • FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    • Julia Pierson - Volleyball
  • TOP MALE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
    • Rosario Falzone - Men's Golf

  • TOP FEMALE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
    • Pragati Natraj - Women's Tennis
    • Abhilasha Vishwanath - Women's Tennis

  • FOOTBALL
    • Joe W. Gilliam Defensive Player of the Year - LaQuarius Cook 
    • Eldridge Dickey Offensive Player of the Year - Chris Rowland 
    • Sidney Crutchfield Special Teams Player of the Year - Antonio Zita 
    • Richard Dent-Defensive Lineman - Mekhi Brown 
    • Vernon Holland Offensive Lineman of the Year - Chidi Okeke 
    • Alvin “CAT” Coleman Offensive Back of the Year - Te'kendrick Roberson 
    • Ed “Too Tall” Jones Most improved Player - Shakur Jackson 
    • Fred Lee Spirit Award - Cameron Rosendahl 
    • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Defensive Back of the Year - Dajour Nesbeth 
    • Heart of a Tiger Courage Award  - Christion Abercrombie 

  • WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 
    • Lady Tiger 6th Woman of the Year- Brishonna Weeks 
    • Lady Tiger Hard Hat – Asia Sims 
    • Lady Tiger Leadership Award- Lauren Elliott 
    • Lady Tiger X-Factor Award –Jaden Wrightsell 

  • MEN’S BASKETBALL 
    • Frankie Allen Character Award- Stokley Chaffee 
    • John McLendon Leadership Award- Armani Chaney 

  • VOLLEYBALL
    • Libero Award- Gina Rivera Ortiz 
    • MVP - Julia Pierson 

  • MEN’S TENNIS
    • MVP - Stefan Koruga 
    • Most Improved - Larry Sloan 

  • WOMEN’S TENNIS
    • MVP - Pragati Natraj 
    • Most Improved - Lydia Jones

  • TRACK AND FIELD
    • Track Most Outstanding Male Freshman - Michael Thompson  and Damon Hodge Jr. 
    • Track Most Outstanding Female Freshman  - Nigeria Starks 

  • WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
    • MVP – Lakeia Hill and Mikayla Thompson 

  • MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
    • MVP - R’Lazon Brumfield 

  • WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
    • MVP - TBA

  • MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
    • MVP - TBA

  • MEN’S GOLF
    • MVP - Drew Owens 

  • WOMEN’S GOLF
    • MVP – Morgan Rood 

  • ACADEMIC AWARDS
    • Jalen Duke - Men’s Basketball 
    • Tia Wooten - Women’s Basketball 
    • Thomas Mosley - Men’s Track and Field 
    • Amani Taylor Women’s - Track and Field 
    • Justin Brown - Football 
    • Rasario Falzone - Men’s Golf 
    • Morgan Rood - Women’s Golf 
    • Katheryn Schneider - Softball 
    • Megan Huppee - Softball 
    • Stefan Koruga - Men’s Tennis 
    • Abhilasha Vishwanath - Women’s Tennis 
    • Pragati Natraj - Women’s Tennis 
    • Morgan Cage - Women’s Tennis 
    • Julia Pierson – Volleyball

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