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Black and Gold Banquet
Black & Gold Banquet
The Black and Gold Banquet is an annual tradition where the student-athletes get together to celebrate on and off the field acheivements.
Jim Robins Award**
The Jim Robins Award is given annually to perpetuate the memory of James A. Robins, class of 1892, whose life and teaching exemplified selfless devotion to learning, to honor, to participate in sports and to service to youth and Vanderbilt. It is awarded to the senior student-athlete in whose life these virtues are most evident.
2008-2009: Christina Wirth, Women’s Basketball; 2009-2010: Catherine Newman, Women’s Tennis; 2010-2011; Molly Kinsella,Women’s Soccer
2011-2012: Chris Marve, Football
Community Service Award
Awarded to a student-athlete who has performed numerous hours of community service and has made a significant contribution to the Nashville community.
2008-2009: Rob Whiting, Men’s Cross Country; 2009-2010: Thomas Davis, Men’s Cross Country; 2010-2011: Diana Keenan, Lacrosse
2011-2012: Nia Washington, Women’s Track and Field
Dr. Jerry Reves Award
Awarded to the graduating senior student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA.
2008-2009: Amanda Scott, Women’s Cross Country; 2009-2010: Thomas Davis, Men’s Cross Country; 2010-2011: Jillian Currie, Women’s Cross Country
2011-2012: Jordan White, Women’s Cross Country
“Play of the Year”*
Awarded to the student-athlete who had the most outstanding play that was either a turning point in their season or the cause of a significant moment or win for their team.
2008-2009 Female: Meredith Marsh, Women’s Basketball; Male: Bryant Hahnfeldt, Football
2009-2010 Female: Josie Earnest, Bowling; Male: Jermaine Beal, Men’s Basketball
2010-2011 Female: Erika Deardorf, Swimming; Male: Connor Harrel, Baseball
2011-2012 Female: Brittni Hamilton, Bowling; Male: Brandon Barden
Miss & Mr. Commodore*
Awarded to a graduating senior student-athlete who best represents their team, the student-athlete body, and the campus community.
2008-2009: Christina Wirth, Women’s Basketball; Reshard Langford, Football
2009-2010: Josie Earnest, Bowling; Scott Lieberman, Men’s Tennis
2010-2011: Molly Kinsella, Soccer; Joe Duffy, Men’s Basketball
2011-2012: Alexa Rogers, Women’s Cross Country; Festus Ezeli, Men’s Basketball
Awarded to the team who has the best combined total of GPA, winning percentage, and community service hours.
Men’s Cross Country
Men’s Cross Country
Newcomer of the Year* (created 2005-06)
Awarded to the student-athlete who is either a freshman or a first-year transfer who had the most significant impact on their team.
Female- Jenn Risper ( Women’s Basketball)
Male – Earl Bennett (Football)
Female- Catherine Newman (Women’s Tennis)
Male – Chris Nickson (Football)
Female- Rita Jorgensen (Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field)
Male- AJ Ogilvy (Basketball)
Female- Anna Carr (Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field)
Male- Jeff Taylor (Basketball)
Comeback Player of the Year* (created 2005-06)
Awarded to a student-athlete who has either triumphed over physical adversity or a student-athlete who has persevered to achieve their goals in their respected sport.
Female- Brooke Shinaberry (Lacrosse)
Male- Kenny Schoeni (Soccer)
Female- Brittany Sizer (Cross Country and Track and Field)
Male- George Smith (Football)
Female- Adrienne DiRaddo (Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field)
Male- Davis Nwankwo (Basketball)
Female- Nicole Lukens (Women’s Soccer)
Male- Aaron Westlake (Baseball)