North Texas Celebrates Year's Best At Scrappys
Football's Fine, Soccer's James Named Student-Athletes Of Year
DENTON - North Texas student-athletes, coaches and staff celebrated Mean Green achievements in athletics, academics and community service at the second annual The Scrappys ceremony Monday night at the Union Ballroom.
The event was highlighted by a banquet and the recognition of the best performances of 2017-18 as voted by coaches, administrators and Mean Green fans.
The Female Student-Athlete of the Year was Dominique James of the Conference USA champion UNT soccer team. James, a junior defender from Fort Worth, was first-team All-C-USA, first-team C-USA All-Academic, and was the C-USA Tournament Defensive MVP.
The Male Student-Athlete of the Year award went to Mason Fine of the C-USA West Division champion Mean Green football team. Fine, a sophomore quarterback from Peggs, Oklahoma, set school records in 2017 by completing 324 of 511 passes for 4,052 yards and 31 touchdowns, and was named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection.
Here is a list of all of the award winners and team most valuable players:
|Highest Team GPA, Fall 2017||Volleyball|
|Highest Team GPA, Spring 2018||Volleyball|
|Male Newcomer of the Year||Roosevelt Smart|
|Female Newcomer of the Year||Katie Clark|
|Individual Performance of the Year||Taylor Torres|
|Team Moment||Football "The Drive"|
|Team of the Year||Soccer|
|Female Student-Athlete of the Year||Dominique James|
|Male Student-Athlete of the Year||Mason Fine|
|Men's Basketball MVP||Roosevelt Smart|
|Women's Basketball MVP||Terriell Bradley|
|Men's Cross Country MVP||Mike Lowe|
|Women's Cross Country MVP||Susannah Lynch|
|Football MVP||Mason Fine|
|Men's Golf MVP||Ian Snyman|
|Women's Golf MVP||Lauren Cox|
|Soccer MVP||Dominique James|
|Softball MVP||Nicole Ochotnicki|
|Swimming and Diving MVP||Isabelle Morris|
|Men's Track and Field MVP||Javier Lopez-Ibarra|
|Women's Track and Field MVP||Breanna Eckels|
|Tennis MVP||Maria Kononova|
|Volleyball MVP||Karley York|
|Cheer MVP||Illyssa Mathis|
|Dance MVP||Cailey Ursin|
|Mascot MVP||Max Neuroth|