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2018 HOGSPY Award Winners Announced

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It was a night to remember for Arkansas Razorback student-athletes, coaches, spirit squad, and marching band members on Wednesday night at Bud Walton Arena at the Seventh Annual HOGSPY Awards.

The event recognizes the best in athletics, academics, leadership and service learning. The semiformal event features three LED screens, dynamic video created by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and RSN and awards ranging from athletic achievement, to academics and community service.

SEC Network and ESPN analyst Maria Taylor hosted the 2018 HOGSPY Awards. Members of the University of Arkansas’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) planned the event and served as award presenters.

 

2018 HOGSPY Award Winners
Rookie of the Year (Male)
A standout rookie who demonstrated outstanding athletic performance during competition. A rookie is defined as any freshman student-athlete in their first year of competition at the University of Arkansas.
Mason Overstreet (Golf)
Rookie of the Year (Female)
A standout rookie who demonstrated outstanding athletic performance during competition. A rookie is defined as any freshman student-athlete in their first year of competition at the University of Arkansas.
Brooke Schultz (Swimming and Diving)
Play of the Year
A striking performance by an individual which lead to an outstanding victory
Soccer
Student-Athlete of the Year (Male)
An overall standout athlete who demonstrated outstanding athletic performance on the field of play and has been instrumental to the team's success. This award is primarily based on athletic performance.
Kenzo Cotton (Track and Field)
Student-Athlete of the Year (Female)
An overall standout athlete who demonstrated outstanding athletic performance on the field of play and has been instrumental to the team's success. This award is primarily based on athletic performance.
Taliyah Brooks (Track and Field)
Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Male)
A student-athlete who excels in the classroom and best represents Razorback athletics. This student must be a junior or senior who maintains a GPA of 3.5 or above.
Jacob Reindl (Baseball)
Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Female)
A student-athlete who excels in the classroom and best represents Razorback athletics. This student must be a junior or senior who maintains a GPA of 3.5 or above.
Chelsea Tatlow (Swimming and Diving)
Coach of the Year (Female Sports) Courtney Deifel (Softball)
Coach of the Year (Male Sports) Dave Van Horn (Baseball)
Team of the Year (Female) Indoor Track and Field
Team of the Year (Male) Cross Country
Team Performance of the Year Soccer
Heart of the Hog
A student-athlete who is considered the heart of the team. Their outstanding leadership positively influences their teammates in and out of competition.
Branch Terrell
Comeback Student-Athlete
A standout student-athlete who demonstrated outstanding resilience to overcome a significant obstacle or setback in order to have a profound contribution during athletic competition. A significant obstacle is defined as an event that has hindered the ability to compete.
Chloe Hannam (Swimming and Diving)
Top Graduating Student-Athlete Chelsea Tatlow (Swimming and Diving)
Male Academic Team of the Year Cross Country
Female Academic Team of the Year Swimming and Diving & Cross Country
Lee Spencer Cup Team Champion Swimming and Diving
Lee Spencer Cup Individual Champion Hannah Neese (Soccer)
Hog Tough Award
This award recognizes a noteworthy game or performance where the team or individual experienced a comeback, which significantly impacted the outcome resulting in a victory.
Baseball - NCAA Regional Final
Service Over Self Award
Student-athletes in this category have shown exceptional dedication toward community engagement.
Chelsea Tatlow (Swimming and Diving)
Standing Ovation Award
This award recognizes a walk-on student-athlete. who contributed to the athletic success of his/her team. exemplified academic excellence. and
displayed character in and out of competition.
Tamara Kuykendall (Track and Field)
Outstanding Band Member Jack Ryan Porter
Outstanding Spirit Squad Member Lydia Ganaden
Unsung Hero Dawn Didier, Whitney Smith, Austin Freeman, Andrew Kreis, Mitchell Alters

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