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Courtesy: Florida A&M Sports Information
Fang Awards Honored FAMU Student-Athlete Success
By: Florida A&M Sports Information  
TALLAHASSEE,FL (April 26) - The FAMU Department of Athletics honored its student-athletes and coaches at the annual "Fang Awards," sports banquet at the Jake Gaither Gymnasium. All 18 of FAMU's sports were represented as athletic administrators celebrated the accomplishments of it's student-athletes for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The FAMU National Rattler "F" is always a highlight of the banquet, with their presentation of lettermen's jackets. This year, over 40 athletes received their jackets from the support organization. FAMU Sports Hall of Famer, and former football great Rudy Givens, as well as other members of the "F" Club, were on hand to deliver the jackets to the athletes.

FAMU Athletics game operations manager Rod Costin was the MC for the event. The night was started with a hearty dinner, followed by the awards presentation. The following awards were handed out (by sport):


WOMEN'S Sports

Most Improved: Andreya Lacy
Rookie of the Year: Jamie Foreman
Heart of a Soldier: Kimberly Sparkman
Defensive Player of the Year: Qiana Donald
MVP: Antonia Bennett

Leadership Award: Lauren Mathews
Sportsmanship: Robyn Graves
Strikin' Rattler Outstanding Bowler: Janell Dykes

Rookie of the Year: Ria Floyd
Dedication: Erik Blount
Co-MVPs: Brittney Frazier and Justin Doby

Cross Country:
Rookie of the Year: Simone Durden
Most Improved: Chandelic Jackson
Sportsmanship: Keelyn Fleming
MVP: Nadine Mulvaney

Rookie of the Year: Alyssa Weaver
Defensive Player of the Year: Christina Robbs
Sportsmanship Award: Obie Roberson
Offensive Player of the Year: Jasmin Donaldson

Dedication Award: Kathline Durden
Rookie of the year: Elysia Ortiz
Sportsmanship Award: Britney Dean
MVP: Alexis Brown

Track (Indoor):
Most Outstanding (Field): Kinnesha Jones
Most Outstanding (Track): Nadine Mulvaney
Sportsmanship: Shamona Haughton
MVP: Chandelic Jackson

Track (Outdoor): 
Most Outstanding (Field): Sasha-Ann Lebert
Most Outstanding (Track): Dynasty Jones
Sportsmanship: Raven Robinson
Stallion Award: Ariel Allen

Most Improved: Andrea Soriano
Defensive Player of the Year: Karol Marquez
Sportsmanship: Pamela Barrera
MVP: Maria Ceccarelli

MEN'S Sports

Most Improved: Aaron Smith
Rookie of the Year: Tyler Lawson
Sportsmanship Award: Ryan Sheplak
MVP: Jarryd Reid

Most Improved: Reggie Lewis
Defensive Player of the Year: Yannick Crowder
Sportsmanship: Isaac Brown
MVP: Amin Stevens

Cross Country:
Freshman of the Year: Dieumy Duclos
Rookie of the Year: Elias Chesire
Sportsmanship Award: Lamere Buchanon
MVP: Shuaib Winters

Unsung Hero - Special Teams:Michael Morris
Unsung Hero - Defense: Vincent Woodbury
Unsung Hero: Offense: Anthony Williams
Outstanding Defensive Back: John Ojo
Outstanding Linebacker: Demarius Folsom
Outstanding Defensive Lineman: Nicolas Hollinghead
Outstanding Specialist: Trevor Scott
Outstanding Offensive Lineman: Anthony Shelley
Outstanding Running Back: Lavontae Page
Outstanding Wide Receiver: Kevin Elliott
Outstanding Quarterback: Damien Fleming
Most Improved Award: Padric Scott
Rookie of the Year: Damien Fleming
Academic Award: Damon Williams
MVP: Kevin Elliott

Rookie of the Year: Anthony Phipps
Academic: Anthony Phipps
Sportsmanship: Cody Sapp
Leadership: Shepherd Archie III
MVP: Justin Stills

Sportsmanship: Fabrice Myrtil
Academic Award: Temuera Asafu-Adjaye
MVP: C. Salif Kante

Men's Track (Indoor):
Rookie of the Year: Jean Leon
Leadership Award: Jeremy Tillman
MVP: Shuaib Winters

Men's Track (Outdoor):
Most Improved: Derrick Morgan
Leadership: Shuaib Winters
MVP: Elias Chesire






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