Emory Athletics Announces 2011-12 Award Winners

The Emory University Athletics Department held its annual awards banquet on Wednesday, May 2, where it announced the recipients of its major awards for the 2011-12 school year.  The following is a list of the winners with a brief description of the award.

ALIBERTI AWARD – Presented to a male and female varsity athlete who demonstrates continued athletic improvement, persevere in their academic studies and show profound loyalty to Emory athletics.

Male – Geraint Davies (Cross Country/Track and Field)
Female – Amelia McCall (Volleyball)


McDONOUGH AWARD – Presented to the male and female varsity athlete who have made positive contributions to the Emory community as a student, athlete and citizen.

Male – Corey Spraggins (Basketball)
Female – Zahra Dawson (Tennis)


BRIDGES AWARD – Presented to the outstanding all-around male and female varsity athlete.

Male – Dillon Pottish (Tennis)
Female – Natalie Schonefeld (Volleyball)


PARTIN AWARD – Presented for outstanding career or season performance in a team-based sport by a male and female varsity athlete.

Male – Austin Claunch (Basketball)
Female – Breanah Bourque (Volleyball)


McCORD AWARD – Presented for outstanding career or season performance in an individual-based sport by a male and female varsity athlete.

Male – Chris Goodwin (Tennis)
Female – Claire Pavlak (Swimming & Diving)


EMORY SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD -- Presented to the varsity athlete who best exemplifies the ideals of a student-athlete through their academic and athletic success.

Recipient – Maxim Sankey (Baseball)


FRESHMAN IMPACT AWARD – Presented to a first-year student who demonstrates the exceptional dedication and spirit that defines Emory athletics.  The recipient will have made a positive impact on his or her team through competition and sportsmanship.

Male – Connor Dillman (Baseball)
Female – Stephanie Crane (Cross Country/Track & Field)