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Titan Athletics Honors Student-Athletes with 12th Annual Tommy Awards


BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The 12th annual Illinois Wesleyan University “Tommy Awards” sponsored by the IWU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and State Farm Insurance, presented awards to Illinois Wesleyan athletes in an array of categories inside the Shirk Center Monday night, April 17. The full awards show can be viewed on-demand by clicking here.
The winners of the top female and male “Athlete of the Year” awards went to Caelyn Steffens of the women’s soccer team and Jimmy Morton of the men’s golf team.

The Illinois Wesleyan men’s swimming and diving team won the “Academic Team of the Year” honor for top overall grade-point average.
Best Championship Performance (Male) – Davis Nguy (men’s track and field)
Other nominees: Evan Lowder (men’s track and field), Jimmy Morton (men’s golf), Keondre Schumacher (men’s track and field)

Best Championship Performance (Female) – Lauren Feddersen (women’s swimming)
Other nominees: Megan Fontanetta (softball), Lexi Onsrud (women’s golf), Lauren Wong (women’s track and field)

Best Record-Breaking Performance – Caelyn Steffens (women’s golf)
Other nominees: Quinn Clifford (men’s golf), Ethan Lowder, Alex Kula, Sam Fogarty, Jake Kalenowski (men’s swimming), Macy Ludwig (women’s golf), Faith Washko (women’s volleyball)

Breakthrough Athlete of the Year – Annalese Chudy (women’s cross country/track and field)
Other nominees: Abby Erdman (women’s volleyball), Anthony Wachal Jr. (football), Christian Gatsos (men’s track and field)
Male Rookie of the Year – Evan Lowder (men’s track and field)
Other nominees: Sam Fogarty (men’s swimming), Kalabi Kamau (men’s soccer), Jake Kougan (men’s volleyball), Jahari Scott (men’s track and field)
Female Rookie of the Year – Taylor French (women’s volleyball)
Other nominees: Adriana Crabtree (women’s cross country), Kayleigh Kuschewski (women’s swimming), Jen Kuhn (softball), Sawyer White (women’s soccer and women’s basketball)
Best Clutch Performance – Ryan Saxe (football)
Other nominees: Griffin DeMilt (men’s lacrosse), Abby Erdman (women’s volleyball), Lauren Shanks (women’s soccer), Isaac Whitaker (men’s track and field)

Best Game (Male) – Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championship
Other nominees: Football vs Carroll, Men’s golf CCIW Championship

Best Game (Female) – Women’s Golf, CCIW Championship
Other nominees: Women’s soccer vs Wheaton, softball CCIW Championship vs. North Central, women’s volleyball vs Washington University in St. Louis

Male Athlete of the Year – Jimmy Morton (men’s golf)
Other nominees: Charlie Hamilton (football), Cody Mitchell (men’s basketball), Rick Smith (men’s lacrosse)

Female Athlete of the Year – Caelyn Steffens (women’s soccer)
Other nominees: Taylor French (women’s volleyball), Lauren Huber (Women’s basketball and track and field), Lexi Onsrud (women’s golf)

Coach Recognition – Director of Track & Field Chris Schumacher 
Top Team GPA: Men’s swimming and diving: 3.78
Awards were also presented to the student-athletes who had the highest grade-point average for their respective sports. Those winners were:
Men’s Basketball: Evan Schneider
Women’s Soccer: Grace Spader
Women’s Golf: Lexi Onsrud
Women’s Volleyball: Lily Summers
Women’s Swim: Jade Kaminska
Men’s Track: Brooks Johnson
Women’s Cross Country: Nora Robinson
Men’s Cross Country: J.D. Barrett
Softball: Kennady Estes
Men’s Lacrosse: Ethan Hart
Baseball: Evan Hutson
Men’s Tennis: Zeke Cross
Men’s Swim: Ethan Lowder
Women’s Tennis: Ice Nie
Women’s Basketball: Emily Collins
Football: Peyton Feldman
Women’s Lacrosse: Sarah Gleason
Women’s track: Jadyn Bothe
Men’s Golf: Quinn Clifford
Men’s Soccer: Sam Kedzior
Men’s Volleyball: Jake Kougan
Bowling: Laina Chavarria


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