Todescan and Workman Take Home Top Awards

Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 27, 2007) — At the annual John Brown University Athletic Convocation, women’s volleyball player Juliana Todescan and men’s basketball player Adam Workman were named Most Outstanding Male and Female Athletes of the Year for their accomplishments throughout the 2006-2007 athletic season.

Other top award winners included women’s basketball player Tara Stephenson and men’s basketball player Tyler Dees, who both claimed the Champions of Character Award.

The complete list of award winners and sports are below.

Women’s Soccer Servant Leadership – Kendra Rehner Most Outstanding Offensive Player – Nikki Ganter Most Outstanding Defensive Player – Alison Boster

--- Men’s Soccer Most Valuable Player – Andrew Bradford Most Improved Player – Jonathan Hagen Sportsmanship Award – Ryan Helmer Most Valuable Person – Trent Busenitz

--- Women’s Swimming High Point Swimmer of the Year – Gabby McCully Most Improved Swimmer – Kelsie Schmidt Most Inspirational Swimmer – Gabby McCully

--- Volleyball Most Valuable Player – Juliana Todescan Most Improved Player – Christi Newton Christian Character – Brittany Moon

--- Men’s Tennis Most Valuable Player – Kevin Coleman Hustle Award – Austin Phillips Most Improved Player – Peter Thulson

--- Women’s Tennis Most Valuable Player – Emily Caneday Hustle Award – Erin Holguin Most Improved Player – Carrie George

--- Women’s Basketball Most Valuable Player – Nancy Pierre Most Improved Player – Sarah Edwards Christian Character – Tara Stephenson

--- Men’s Basketball Most Valuable Player – Adam Workman Best Defensive Player – Joel Tesis Charles H. Thomas Hustle Award – Tyler Dees Golden Eagle Award – Justin Ritz

--- Outstanding Male Athlete – Adam Workman Outstanding Female Athlete – Juliana Todescan

--- Male Champion of Character – Tyler Dees Female Champion of Character – Tara Stephenson