North Texas Celebrates Year's Best At Inaugural Scrappys
Kononova Earns Top Individual Performance, Female Student-Athlete Of Year
DENTON - Mean Green student-athletes, coaches and staff gathered on the green carpet at the Gateway Center on the UNT campus Monday night for the inaugural The Scrappys, an awards ceremony celebrating North Texas athletic and academic achievement and community service.
The event, which the athletic department plans to be an annual affair, was highlighted by a banquet and the recognition of 2016-17's best performances as voted by coaches, administrators and Mean Green fans.
The evening's biggest winner was the tennis team's Maria Kononova, a sophomore from Ufa, Russia, who won Individual Performance of the Year and Female Student-Athlete of the Year, and was also named the team's Most Valuable Player.
The Male Student-Athlete of the Year award went to golf's Cory Churchman, a senior from Abilene. Churchman was also the men's golf team's MVP.
Here is a complete list of the award winners:
|Highest Team GPA, Spring 2016||Women's Tennis|
|Highest Team GPA, Fall 2016||Volleyball|
|Student Manager of the Year||Destiny Thomas|
|Male Newcomer of the Year||Mason Fine|
|Female Newcomer of the Year||Terriell Bradley|
|Individual Performance of the Year||Maria Kononova|
|Team Performance of the Year||Softball vs. Baylor|
|Inspirational Athlete of the Year||Candice Adams|
|Make a Difference Award||Victoria Junious|
|Female Student-Athlete of the Year||Maria Kononova|
|Male Student-Athlete of the Year||Cory Churchman|
Team Most Valuable Players
|Men's Basketball||A.J. Lawson|
|Women's Basketball||Terra Ellison|
|Men's Cross Country||Florian Lussy|
|Women's Cross Country||Susannah Lynch|
|Men's Golf||Cory Churchman|
|Women's Golf||Sol Lee|
|Swimming and Diving||Sarah Vaisse|
|Men's Track and Field||Kevone Kennedy|
|Women's Track and Field||Breanna Eckels|