2017-18 San Francisco State Athletics Awards Announced

SF State Athletics

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco State Department of Athletics conducted its annual Student-Athletes Awards Banquet on Tuesday evening. The Gators presented team and departmental awards over the course of the two-hour event.Jamil Sheared served as master of ceremonies of this year’s awards banquet. Director of Athletics Stephanie Shrieve-Hawkins addressed the student-athletes, followed by Mrs. Phyllis Wong. Shrieve-Hawkins then turned the stage over to comedian Will Durst, who honored alumnus Ronnie Schell. From 1998 to 2010, Schell demonstrated his loyalty to his alma mater and his love of baseball by single-handedly organizing a series of Comedy Nights to benefit the Athletic Scholarship Program at San Francisco State. Schell’s service to the University and his great commitment to San Francisco State Athletics is being recognized by the installation of a plaque in his honor that will be on permanent display in the Gym.Forty-two different student-athletes were recognized for earning all-conference honors, and track and field’s Atiya Harvey and Destiny Mack-Talalemotu were honored for their All-American performances during the indoor season. In addition to the three team awards presented per team and individual student-athletes honored, men’s soccer and baseball were named men’s co-team of the year for their record-breaking seasons and women’s track and field repeated as the women’s team of the year, having earned the team’s first-ever CCAA Championship. The softball team earned the Gator Cup, awarded to the team displaying the most school spirit and supporting fellow student-athletes. Graduating student-athletes were presented with their student-athlete sashes to be worn at commencement, which will take place on Thursday, May 24 at AT&T Park.Freshmen of the Year
Women’s soccer player Tami Kwong was this year’s female freshman of the year. The All-CCAA Honorable Mention appeared in all 18 matches with nine starts. The Pleasanton, California native was second on the team with five goals and added an assist for 11 points in her rookie …

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