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Most Valuable Student Athletes
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Release: 04/25/2011
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Fourteen student-athletes were recognized as "Most Valuable" in their respective sports, Holly McAdams was named as student athletic trainer of the year and two Bearkat sophomores received the SHSU Lettermen's Association T Award Monday night at the annual Sam Houston State Bearkat sports awards banquet.

The event was held in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom. Each year Sam Houston's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is responsible for production of the banquet.

The Most Valuable awards for 2010-11 by sport were Jenny Pence (soccer), Alyssa Dooley (women's cross country), Patrick Krol (men's cross country), Kaylee Hawkins and Carli Kolbe (volleyball), Tim Flanders (football), Morgan Davis (women's indoor track and field), Matt Johnson (men's indoor track and field), Britni Martin and Sequeena Thomas (women's basketball), Gilberto Clavell (men's basketball), Dayna Galganski (bowling), Nadia Dubyanskaya (tennis) and Hailey Wiginton (softball).

Outdoor men's and women's track and field, baseball, men's golf and women's golf will name their MVPs at a later date.

Hawkins from volleyball and Greg Olson from baseball were recognized as Sam Houston's outstanding sophomore student-athletes by presentation of the Lettermen's Association T Award.

More on each of the award winners:

SOCCER - JENNY PENCE
Senior goalkeeper from Kingwood

Leading the soccer team to its third Southland tournament appearance in four years, Jenny earned All-Conference honors for the second year in a row. She completed her career with virtually every goalkeeping record in the books including most shutouts and lowest goals against average. She repeated as a first team Academic All-Southland selection and was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association Academic All-South squad.

 


WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - ALYSSA DOOLEY
Sophomore from Flower Mound

Alyssa was the top finisher for the Sam Houston women's cross country team at the 2010 Southland championships. Her best finish this fall was ninth at the Houston Baptist cross country meet. Last spring she also scored in the Southland outdoor meet in the 800 meters.

 

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY - PATRICK KROL
Junior from Wallis

Patrick was the top finisher for the Sam Houston men's cross country team at the 2010 Southland championships. He also led the Bearkats in meets at Houston and Houston Baptist.

 


VOLLEYBALL - KAYLEE HAWKINS & CARLI KOLBE
Sophomore from Dickinson and Junior from College Station

Carli and Kaylee both were named to the 2010 All-Southland volleyball team after leading the Bearkats to sixth consecutive Southland tournament appearance. Both are two-time all-league honorees. Carli ranked third in the Southland this year in kills and kills per set. She is the first Bearkat to post more than 400 kills in back-to-back seasons since 2005. Hawkins ranked eighth in the league in digs and was a major force as an outside hitter in conference play. Kaylee also was named Academic All-Southland

 

FOOTBALL - TIM FLANDERS
Freshman from Midwest City, Oklahoma

The Southland Conference "Newcomer of the Year" and a first-team all-league running back, Tim set a Bearkat record with seven 100-yard rushing games last fall. His 948 yards and 13 rushing touchdowns in 2010 were the most ever by a Sam Houston freshman running back

 

WOMEN'S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD - MORGAN DAVIS
Junior from Waller

Morgan earned all-Southland honors as the runner-up in the pentathlon at the 2011 conference indoor meet in Norman, Oklahoma. Her score of 3,403 points in the pentathlon ranked among the five highest in Sam Houston women's indoor track history

 

MEN'S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD - MATT JOHNSON
Junior from Port Neches

Matt set a new Sam Houston record with a 5,563 points in the heptathlon to finish as runner-up in the event at the 2011 conference championships. Matt won three heptathlon (the 60 meters, 60 meter hurdles and the shot put) and finished no lower than fifth in any of the other events.

 

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL - BRITNI MARTIN & SEQUEENA THOMAS
Sophomores from Conroe and Allentown, Penn.

Britni and Sequeena paired to lead the women's basketball team to its first winning season since 1996 and the Southland West Division championship. The pair were named both to the All-Conference team and the Academic All-Southland honor squad.

Both were the top two scorers and rebounders for the squad. Martin ranked third in the Southland in scoring, sixth in assists and ninth in steals. Thomas set a school record with seven consecutive double-doubles and ranked second in the league in rebounds, fourth in blocks and eighth in scoring.

 

MEN'S BASKETBALL - GILBERTO CLAVELL
Senior from Mayaquez, Puerto Rico

Gilberto became the third Bearkat to earn NCAA Division I All-America and Southland Conference men's basketball "Player of the Year" honors this season. He was both a first team all-conference selection and became the first Sam Houston player to earn all-Southland tournament honors two years in a row. Gilberto scored 603 point this year and is the only junior college transfer in Bearkat history to score more than 1,000 career points.

 


BOWLING - DANYA GALGANSKI
Junior from North Palm Beach, Florida

Danya helped lead Sam Houston's inaugural women's bowling team to an appearance in the NCAA Division I Elite Eight in Detroit. The appearance marked the first time in the championships' eight-year history for a first-year program to qualify. In the process, Danya earned All-America honors. The team leader in total pins this season, she twice was an all-tournament selection and was named tournament MVP after leading the Kats to a championship at the Florida A&M Invitational.

 

WOMEN'S TENNIS - NADIA DUBYANSKAYA
Sophomore from Togliatty, Russia

Nadia played number three singles and paired with Tatyana Postnikova as the Bearkats' number one doubles team this spring. During the fall and spring seasons, the Nadia and Tanya produced an overall record in doubles of 20 wins and 11 losses. Nadia posted a 20-12 record in singles.

 

SOFTBALL - HAILEY WIGINTON
Senior from Friendswood

A three-time All-Southland Conference performer, Hailey once again is the leading hitter for the Bearkat softball team. She stands number two in all-time career hits at Sam Houston with 215 and ranks as the program's second all-time leading hitter with a .347 career average

 

TRAINER - HOLLY McADAMS

The senior trainer worked with football during the fall semester and the women's soccer program this spring

 
LETTERMEN'S ASSOCIATION T AWARD WINNERS
 

GREG OLSON
Clear Creek, Texas

As a sophomore for the 2011 baseball team, Greg ranks as the third-leading hitter for the Bearkats with a .312 season average. He has started 40 games in right field and has been the Kats' leadoff hitter in 22 games.  Greg also is a leader in the class room where he posted a 3.62 grade point average during the fall semester

 
 

KAYLEE HAWKINS
Dickinson, Texas

As a sophomore for the 2010 volleyball team, Kaylee earned All-Southland Conference honors for the second year in a run. This fall, she ranked eighth in the league in digs and was a major force as an outside hitter in conference play. She earned Academic All-Southland honors as well this year.

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