UAM Athletics Presents Yearly Awards

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UAM Sports Information

MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s Department of Athletics presented its annual athlete and scholar athlete of the year awards on Monday night inside the Gibson Center University Center Green Sports reflection 10db

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Ben Agredano, Senior, Baseball
Leads UAM with a .388 batting average, .541 slugging percentage, 40 runs scored, 71 total hits, 46 runs batted in, two triples, 99 total bases and 207 total plate appearances… One of only two roster members to have played and started in every game so far during the 2014 season… Ranks second in the Great American Conference in batting average and leads the league in hits… All-GAC Second Team selection for the 2013 season.

MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Tyler Caruthers, Senior, Baseball
3.41 GPA in Health and Physical Education… Ranks second on the team with a .320 batting average in 33 games played this season… Has 32 hits, six doubles, one homerun and 19 runs batted in… Ranks second on the team in stolen bases… Member of the GAC All-Academic Team… Heavily involved with UAM Student-Athlete Advisory Committee fundraisers throughout the year benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Beth Johnson, Senior Softball
4-year starter for the Cotton Blossoms in centerfield… Currently has a .344 batting average in 54 games with 56 hits, 11 doubles, a team-high six triples, seven homeruns, 33 runs batted in and a slugging percentage of .613… Ranks in the top 10 of seven different GAC softball statistical categories, including leading the league in triples… TeamCo-Captain… President of UAM Student-Athlete Advisory Committee… Member of UAM’s Alpha Chi Honor Society… Three-time all-conference selection… Selected to a career total of four all-academic teams.

FEMALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Brittany Eitel, Senior, Softball
3.9 GPA in Accounting… Four-year starter for the Cotton Blossoms… This season, has totaled 36 hits, seven doubles, one triple, five homeruns and 25 runs batted in…. Has also drawn 19 walks… Two-time all-conference selection… 2011-13 GAC All-Academic Team, 2011-13 D2 Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement Award recipient, 2012 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar Athlete Award recipient.… Member of UAM’s Alpha Chi Honor Society… Team Co-Captain… President of UAM’s student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.

GREEN AND WHILE EXCELLENCE AWARD: Greg Ogletree, Senior, Men’s Cross Country
Letterwinner for the men’s cross country team… Heavily involved in the UAM Student-Athlete Advisory Committee… Selected as the person that best embodies the qualities of a true student-athlete with athletic participation and involvement with other entities within athletics and the entire university.

In addition to the five major awards, all student-athletes with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or better were recognized.


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