PHILADELPHIA – Senior Ryan Brooks
and junior Lavoy Allen
were named co-men's basketball Most Valuable Players, while sophomore Kristen McCarthy
took the honor on the women's side at the Owl Club Annual Awards Banquet held Tuesday, April 20 on the main campus at Mitten Hall.
The Jim Maloney
Most Valuable Player award went to both Allen and Brooks, who helped lead the men's team to a third straight Atlantic 10 Championship and a 29-6 season. McCarthy helped lead the women's team to a 25-9 record and an appearance in the NCAA Second Round.
Redshirt freshman T.J. DiLeo
was named the recipient of the Tim Claxton Award for loyalty, dedication and attitude to the University and community. Sophomore Micheal Eric
earned the Harry Litwack
award for sportsmanship, dedication, devotion and conduct on and off the court. The Ted Quedenfeld Most Courageous Athlete Award went to sophomore Juan Fernandez
, while the Owl Club Academic Award on the men's side went to senior Luis Guzman
Senior Keisha Eaddy earned two awards for the women's team, taking both for the second year in a row. Eaddy was the recipient of the team's Top Defensive Player award as well as the Owl Club Academic Award. Senior Jasmine Stone
was named the team's Most Improved Player for the second straight year.
Senior KC Watkins-Day earned women's basketball's Henry Sklar Award, presented to the player who displays outstanding academic achievement, leadership, good citizenship and dedication.
Men's Awards: Jim Maloney
Most Valuable Players: Lavoy Allen
and Ryan Brooks
; Harry Litwack
Award: Micheal Eric
; Tim Claxton Award: T.J. DiLeo
; Ted Quedenfeld Most Courageous Athlete Award: Juan Fernandez
; Owl Club Academic Award: Luis Guzman
Women's Awards: Most Valuable Player: Kristen McCarthy
; Most Improved Player: Jasmine Stone
; Henry Sklar Award: KC Watkins-Day; Top Defensive Player: Keisha Eaddy; Owl Club Academic Award: Keisha Eaddy.