Athletes receive honors at sports banquet

Simmons Great Hall was packed with athletes on the evening of April 13, which hosted John Brown University’s annual All-Sports Athletics Banquet. Here are the award recipients of this year’s banquet.

Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year: Douglas Oliveira, men’s soccer

Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year: Audrey Dearien, volleyball

Male Freshman of the Year: Josh Uzelac, men’s cross country

Female Freshman of the Year: Baily Cameron, women’s basketball

Newcomer of the Year: Kodee Powell, women’s basketball

Breakthrough Athlete of the Year: Alyssa Arnold, volleyball

Comeback Athlete of the Year: Sofia Mendoza, women’s basketball

Best Supporting Athlete of the Year: Beth Brankle, volleyball

Game of the Year: Sooner Athletic Conference women’s soccer tournament semifinals, 1-0 Golden Eagle victory over Oklahoma City

Best Finish of the Year: Ryan Williams, for his walk-off overtime goal over Wayland Baptist in Sooner Athletic Conference men’s soccer tournament quarterfinals

Best Performance of the Year: Adam Holt, for his five-save shutout against Oklahoma Wesleyan

Best Play of the Year: Marquis Waller, for his one-handed alley-oop finish against Mid-America Christian)

Male Champion of Character: Logan Hellinghausen, men’s soccer

Female Champion of Character: Sarah Hill, women’s soccer

Twenty-four student athletes earned conference honors; four earned national honors