@JWUAthleticsNM Honors 2018-2019 Award Winners

@JWUAthleticsNM Honors 2018-2019 Award Winners

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (May 6, 2019) – The Johnson & Wales Athletic Department recognized its 2018-19 award winners as part of the University's Student Leadership Awards held in the Wildcat Center Ballroom on Friday, May 3.

With over 200 attendees, the Student Leaderships Awards celebrated the accomplishments of Athletics, Res Life, and Student Involvement and Leadership (SIL). The JWU Athletic Department recognized nearly 40 awards winners, including its Male Scholar Athlete of the Year (Valentin Salinas – Men's Soccer), Female Scholar Athlete of the Year (JoNae Gonzales-Smith – Women's Basketball), Male Athlete of the Year (Patricio Rolon – Men's Soccer), Female Athlete of the Year (Savannah Jackson – Women's Soccer), and David Adamonis, Sr. Ambassador Award (David Tejeda – Men's Soccer).

Below is a complete listing of this year's athletic award winners.

 

Men's Basketball

- Most Improved – Jordan Martin

- Defensive Player of the Year – Willem Vermylen

- Coach's Award – Jacknelson Joseph

 

Women's Basketball

- Freshman of the Year – Jordan McDuffie

- Most Improved Player – JoNae Gonzales-Smith

- Most Valuable Player – Tianna Ayulo

 

Cheerleading

- Outstanding Athlete – David Nault

- Outstanding Leadership – Artivia Daniels

- Most Determined – Jamila Graham

- Most Spirited – Talaiah Mitchell

 

Men's Golf

- Most Improved – Jens Bendiksen

- Most Valuable Player – Cody Booska

 

Women's Golf

- Most Valuable Player – Kaylee Wells

 

Men's Soccer

- Most Improved Athlete – David Tejeda

- Newcomer of the Year – Diego Arcon

- Defensive Player of the Year – Ruben Tejeda

- Offensive Player of the Year – Patricio Rolon

- Most Valuable Player – Valentin Salinas

 

Women's Soccer

- Newcomer of the Year – Carissa Sanchez

- Defensive Player of the Year – Caterina Yibirin

- Offensive Player of the Year – Savannah Jackson

- David Gant Award – Audrey Gant

 

Track & Field

- Most Improved Athlete – Xavier Charles

- Most Valuable Player – Taylor Deveaux

- Athlete of the Year – Taylor Deveaux

 

Volleyball

- Defensive Player of the Year – Sierra Mooney

- Defensive Player of the Year – Bianca Torres

- Offensive Player of the Year – Sharell Nairn

- Player of the Year – Jazmine Richardson

 

Athletic Training

- Golden Crutch (Women) – Danielle Gomez (Women's Soccer)

- Golden Crutch (Men) – Felipe Baena (Men's Soccer)

 

Specialty Awards

- Kercado Award (Student Assistant of the Year) – Paris Smith

- Male Scholar Athlete of the Year – Valentin Salinas (Men's Soccer)

- Female Scholar Athlete of the Year – JoNae Gonzales-Smith (Women's Soccer)

- Male Athlete of the Year – Patricio Rolon (Men's Soccer)

- Female Athlete of the Year – Savannah Jackson (Women's Soccer)

- David Adamonis Sr. Ambassador Award – David Tejeda (Men's Soccer)