From Francis Marion University:
FLORENCE, SC – Francis Marion University recently held its 40th-annual Athletic Banquet in the university's Edward S. Ervin III Dining Hall.
Most Valuable Player awards were given in 14 sports. An outstanding cheerleader award and a student-athlete award were also presented.
Gail Summersett Outlaw Outstanding Cheerleader Award: Crystal Robinson
Conyers O'Bryan M.V.P. Award for baseball: Barrett Kleinknecht
Howard Stokes M.V.P. Award for men's basketball: Simel Boyd
Carroll Player Jr. M.V.P. Award for women's basketball: Shannon Singleton-Bates
Most Valuable Player Award for men's cross country: Hillary Kiprop
Carolyn Bishop Frate M.V.P. Award for women's cross country: Amanda Doyle
Clifford Cormell Jr. M.V.P. Award for golf: Christopher Couch
Joe and Elease Webb M.V.P. Award for men's soccer: Kyle Clinton
Most Valuable Player Award for women's soccer: Angela Salem
Ashley Lynn M.V.P. Award for women's softball: Chelle Phillips
Lorin Mason M.V.P. Award for men's tennis: Dilshod Sharifi
Gladys Hite M.V.P. Award for women's tennis: Tereza Sykorova
Jerry and Jean Lee M.V.P. Award for men's track and field: Tyler Waters
Most Valuable Player Award for women's track and field: Amanda Doyle
Joseph B. DuRant M.V.P. for volleyball: Jess O'Leary
Debra Lee Orander Swamp Fox Academic Award: Emily Brandenburg
Several of the recipients were repeat honorees: Singleton-Bates (2009, 2010), Kiprop (2009, 2010), Couch (2007, 2008, 2010), Salem (2008, 2009, 2010), Sykorova (2008, 2010), and Brandenburg (2009, 2010).
Of the 10 FMU athletic teams that keep win-loss records, seven registered winning records this past year, and five appeared in national poll rankings.