2018 Oskee Awards


CHAMPAIGN (WCIA) — As the school year comes to a close, Illinois Athletics honors the year in sports by hosting their annual Oskee Awards. 

Female Freshman of the Year Finalists
Ali Morallos – Golf
Nicole Biondi – Gymnastics
Bella Loya – Softball
Michelle McCord – Swimming
Mia Rabinowitz – Tennis
Rebecca Craddock – Track/Cross Country
Megan Cooney – Volleyball

Male Freshman of the Year Finalists
Trent Frazier – Basketball
Ricky Smalling – Football
Alex Brown – Tennis
Jon Davis – Track
Mike Carr – Wrestling

Student-Athlete Development Team Competition

Scholar-Athlete Awards
Sophomore: Emily Martin (Swimming), Noe Khlif (Tennis)
Junior: Stephanie Abello (Softball), Joe Haight (Track)
Senior: Olivia Schmitt (Soccer), Cameron Liss (Basketball)

Team GPA Award
Female: Golf
Male: Cross Country

Female Big Ten Medal of Honor
Nicole Choquette – Track/Cross Country

Male Big Ten Medal of Honor
Isaiah Martinez – Wrestling

Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship
Female: Nicole Choquette – Track/Cross Country
Male: Tony Zea – Track & Field

SAAC Performance of the Year
Jon Davis – Track & Field (breaking the 4 minute mile)

Female Fighting Illini Spirit Award
Taylor Edwards – Softball (winner)
Mary Jane Horth – Gymnastics
Emily Martin – Swimming
Daniela Pedraza Novak – Tennis
Morgan Schulz – Track/Cross Country
Beth Prince – Volleyball

Male Fighting Illini Spirit Award
Carver James – Wrestling (winner)
Jackson Douglas – Baseball
Aaron Jordan – Basketball
Austin Robert – Football
Bryan Baumgarten – Golf
Alex Gold – Track/Cross Country

Dike Eddleman Female Athlete of the Year Finalists
Grace Park – Golf
Rae Balthazor – Gymnastics
Kiana Sherlund – Softball
Jaclyn Switkes – Tennis
Nicole Choquette – Track/Cross Country
Jordyn Poulter – Volleyball

Dike Eddleman Male Athlete of the Year Finalists
Bren Spillane – Baseball
Dylan Meyer – Golf
Alex Diab – Gymnastics
Aleks Vukic – Tennis
David Kendziera – Track
Isaiah Martinez – Wrestling

Eddleman and Freshman of the Year winners will be announced once all spring sports seasons are complete.

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