2007 SNUPY Award Nominees Announced

(BETHANY, OKLA.)---The final nominees for the 2006-07 SNUPY Awards have been announced. There are 74 athletes represented in 19 categories this year as SNU will honor the 2006-07 student athletes at the third annual SNUPY Awards Show on Friday night, April 27th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sawyer Center.

The public is encouraged to attend the show. There is no cost of admission and the dress for the evening is Sunday best. The doors open on Friday night, April 27th, at 6:00 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:00 p.m. Inside the Sawyer Center, the tables on the floor are reserved for student-athletes and coaches only. All other spectators, including parents, can sit in any other available seating at floor level or on the second level.

Aside from handing out 19 SNUPY's, SNU will recognize former coach, Dr. Wanda Rhodes, during the Heritage Moment.

Below are the final nominees. The winners will be announced at the SNUPY's.

Champions of Character
1.) Gina Artho, Volleyball
2.) Whitney Grissom, Women’s Golf
3.) Brock VanCleave, Football
4.) Lillie West, Women’s Golf/Women’s Basketball

Coach of the Year
1.) Mike Broughton, Men’s Basketball
2.) Lori Carter, Women’s Basketball
3.) Kevin Ingram, Volleyball
4.) Mark Persson, Men’s Soccer
5.) Scott Selby, Baseball

Courage Award
1.) Brenna Ingersol, Women’s Soccer
2.) Brent Kimmel, Men’s Basketball
3.) Malerie Merry, Women’s Track
4.) Chad Robinson, Baseball

Crimson Heart
1.) Angela Heersink, Women’s Track
2.) Kevin Shelton, Men’s Basketball
3.) Katy Stewart, Women’s Basketball
4.) Ryan Wheeler, Football

Female Athlete of the Year
1.) Jennifer Butler, Women’s Golf
2.) Andrea Frizell, Softball
3.) Khady Ngom, Women’s Basketball
4.) Michelle Pape, Volleyball

Female Breakthrough Athlete of the Year
1.) Keely Burson, Volleyball
2.) Tejana Elmore, Women’s Basketball
3.) Nikki Kelley, Softball
4.) Tyler Thompson, Women’s Golf

Female Newcomer of the Year
1.) Natalia Camacho, Women’s Golf
2.) Lana Keith, Women’s Basketball
3.) Erika Knowles, Volleyball
4.) Kristen Spencer, Women’s Cross Country/Track

Female Performance of the Year
1.) Andrea Frizell, Softball
2.) Khady Ngom, Women’s Basketball
3.) Michelle Pape, Volleyball
4.) Tyler Thompson, Women’s Golf

Female Student Athlete of the Year
1.) Holly Burson, Volleyball
2.) Madison Clark, Volleyball
3.) Corban Finkbeiner, Women’s Cross Country/Track
4.) Megan Raber, Volleyball

Female Team of the Year
1.) Volleyball
2.) Women’s Basketball
3.) Women’s Golf
4.) Women’s Tennis

Male Athlete of the Year
1.) Chris Hardin, Baseball
2.) Dominique Nayaga, Men’s Soccer
3.) John Praeuner, Football/Men’s Track
4.) Darnell Whitaker, Football

Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year
1.) Brandon Durham, Men’s Basketball
2.) Kyle Henderson, Football
3.) Seth Marchant, Baseball
4.) Luke Tyburski, Men’s Soccer

Male Newcomer of the Year
1.) Mildon Ambres, Men’s Basketball
2.) Adam Ergenbright, Men’s Track
3.) Brent Hardin, Baseball
4.) Spencer Selby, Baseball


Male Performance of the Year
1.) Mildon Ambres, Men’s Basketball
2.) David Eguren, Men’s Soccer
3.) Kyle Henderson, Football
4.) Dominique Nayaga, Men’s Soccer

Male Student Athlete of the Year
1.) Simas Gumuliauskas, Men’s Cross Country/Track
2.) Brent Kimmel, Men’s Basketball
3.) Luke Purkey, Men’s Golf
4.) Jacob Smith, Football

Male Team of the Year
1.) Baseball
2.) Football
3.) Men’s Basketball
4.) Men’s Soccer

Mr. Storm (Career Achievement)
1.) Brett Armstrong, Football
2.) Thomas Brooks, Men’s Track
3.) Cory Hepburn, Men’s Basketball
4.) Brian Madden, Baseball

Ms. Storm (Career Achievement)
1.) Jennifer Butler, Women’s Golf
2.) Holly Burson, Volleyball
3.) Tiffany Greeno, Women’s Track
4.) Melissa Powell, Softball/Women’s Basketball

Spirit Award
1.) Paul Borthick, Crimson Guard
2.) Kym Kieltyka, Cheerleader
3.) Drew Kinnaman, Crimson Stix
4.) Karlee Thompson, Cheerleader