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Note: The following is our first installment of Marygrove College Athletics Top 10 of 2012-13. Spanning three weeks, this 10-part series recaps the top moments or storylines of the 2012-13 year and will culminate with the top spot being released the week of July 8. Want to get in on the conversation? Additional conversation and releases can be found on our social media pages throughout the duration of the series. On facebook and twitter, use #MGTop10 to help us interact daily.

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The 2012-13 Top 10 kicks off with our new athletic awards show that capped off a fantastic year for Mustang Athletics. The Mane Event – Mustang Athletic Awards – took place on April 15 inside Motor City Casino Hotel's Amnesia Room. A wonderful setting perched well over 100 student-athletes and their family members 16 stories above downtown Detroit to make it a night to remember as we came together to celebrate and recap the many accomplishments of 2012-13 and more. If this chimes in at 10 on our list what will the next nine spots have in store? Stay tuned…

Top 10 of 2012-13: #10 – Mane Event A Huge Success

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DETROIT, Mich. -- Culminating the athletic department's first year in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC), Director of Athletics & Wellness, Dave Sichterman, organized an awards reception that celebrated the many accomplishments of the fine student-athletes of Marygrove College over the course of the 2012-13 season. The awards reception, entitled The Mane Event, was also a great way for the department to send off the 2009 incoming class in style – a group that helped start most of Marygrove's fall sports.

In total, The Mane Event was host to over 100 student-athletes and guests high atop the Amnesia Room at Motor City Casino Hotel. The student-athletes, staff, and guests were treated to a night that celebrated the best-of-the-best with a birds-eye view of Detroit's beautiful night skyline.

A team effort, the athletic department relied on coaches and staff members to help select the nominees and winners of each category. Of those, Matt Johnson, Academic Coordinator and Men's Soccer Head Coach, Tim Johnston, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations & Events, and William Pugh, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine & Wellness, helped Sichterman drive the event's success behind strong collaboration.

See below for complete list of nominees and winners from The Mane Event.

Teams in attendance: Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Cheer (club), Men's Cross Country and Track & Field, Women's Cross Country and Track & Field, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, and Women's Volleyball

 

THE MANE EVENT: MUSTANG ATHLETIC AWARDS

Nominees & Winners – By Award

 

USCAA Academic All-Americans

Cumulative GPA 3.5 or above w/ sophomore or above academic status

Men's Basketball – Kevin Dunaj

Women's Basketball – Megan Gohl, Keara Marks, Jessica Niemi, Kaitlyn Pusey

Men's Cross Country – George Jackson

Women's Cross Country – Shana DeVoe

Men's Soccer – Ahmed Almosawi, Tyler Arban, Jordan Largent, Stefan McMillan

Women's Soccer – Paige Bicoll, Rebecca Collins, Jessica Niemi, Kaitlyn Pusey

Women's Volleyball – Megan Gohl, Brittany Stephens

 

USCAA All-Americans

Women's Basketball – Keara Marks

Men's Soccer – Jordan Berry, Abdoullie Jallow

Women's Soccer – Jessica Niemi (only four-time first team All-American), Kaitlyn Vigna

 

WHAC All-Academic Team

Cumulative GPA 3.25 or above w/ junior or above academic status

Men's Basketball – Justin Armstrong

Women's Basketball – Megan Gohl, Keara Marks, Jessica Niemi, Kaitlyn Pusey

Women's Cross Country – Shana DeVoe

Men's Soccer – Ahmed Almosawi, Jad El-Zein, Jordan Largent, Stefan McMillan

Women's Soccer – Paige Bicoll, Jessica Niemi

Women's Volleyball – Megan Gohl, Elizabeth Lerczak, Jaci Michetti, Shana Tooley

 

WHAC All-Conference

Women's Basketball – Keara Marks

Men's Soccer – Jordan Berry, Abdoullie Jallow

Women's Soccer – Jessica Niemi

 

NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes

Cumulative GPA 3.5 or above w/ junior or above academic status

Women's Basketball – Megan Gohl, Keara Marks, Jessica Niemi, Kaitlyn Pusey

Women's Cross Country – Shana DeVoe

Men's Soccer – Ahmed Almosawi, Jordan Largent, Stefan McMillan

Women's Soccer – Paige Bicoll, Jessica Niemi

Women's Volleyball – Megan Gohl

 

WHAC Champions of Character

Men's Basketball – Cameron Coburn

Women's Basketball – Megan Gohl

Men's Cross Country – Anthony Butler

Women's Cross Country – Shana DeVoe, Coach LaCema Womack

Men's Soccer – Malcolm Brinker

Women's Soccer – Rebecca Collins

Men's Indoor Track & Field – Robert Crockett

Women's Indoor Track & Field – Devin Willis, Coach LaCema Womack

Women's Volleyball – Megan Gohl

 

Red Cross Service

Recipients: Ysen, Dalipi (MS), Gaven King (MS), Kaitlyn Vigna (WS)

 

Green & Gold Female

Nominees: Megan Gohl (VB), Elizabeth Lerczak (VB), Sara Ruch (WS), Kaitlyn Vigna (WS)

Winner: Megan Gohl – Women's Volleyball

 

Green & Gold Male

Nominees: Malcolm Brinker (MS), AJ Butler (MCC), Eric Fowlkes (MBB), Stefan McMillan (MS)

Winner: Malcolm Brinker – Men's Soccer

 

Newcomer of the Year

Nominees: Kat Hall (VB),  Abdoullie Jallow (MS), Kamry Miller (WS), Ciara Moore (WBB), Diante Taylor (MBB)

Winner: Abdoullie Jallow – Men's Soccer

 

Game of the Year

Nominees: Men's Soccer OT WHAC Playoff win @ Indiana Tech, Women's Soccer home win over NCAA D2 Ursuline College, Men's Basketball upset over NAIA #17 Madonna University, and Men's Soccer home OT win vs. Cornerstone University

Winner: Men's Soccer – Indiana Tech OT win

 

Team of the Year

Winner: Men's Soccer – fifth place WHAC regular season & WHAC semifinal qualifier

 

Academic Team of the Year

Winner: Women's Soccer – Top overall team cumulative GPA over the past year

 

Play of the Year

Nominees: Keara Marks layup to break the women's basketball all-time scoring mark at Marygrove. Jordan Berry's OT goal at Indiana Tech to push the Mustangs to the WHAC semis. Deanna Lints save to preserve the win vs. LTU for first WHAC win. Manny Washington's thunderous lob dunk courtesy of Justin Armstrong at Western Michigan University.

Winner: Jordan Berry – Men's Soccer

Performance of the Year

Nominees: Kiara Cobbs 21-kill (record) night vs. Grace Bible College. Jordan Berry: scored both goals in the OT playoff win @ Indiana Tech. George Jackson's double all-conference day in the 600m & 800m at the WHAC Indoor Track & Field Championships. Keara Marks' 35-point Montana effort during the Thanksgiving trip (career-high).

Winner: George Jackson – Men's Track & Field

 

Female Senior Award

Nominees: Shana DeVoe (WCC), Megan Gohl (VB), Keara Marks (WBB), Jessica Niemi (WS)

Winner: Jessica Niemi – Women's Soccer & Women's Basketball

 

Male Senior Award

Nominees: Jordan Berry (MS), Anthony Butler (MCC), Cameron Coburn (MBB), Huss Seklawi (MS)

Winner: Jordan Berry – Men's Soccer

 

Female Mustang Award

Nominees: Paige Bicoll (WS), Shana DeVoe (WCC), Megan Gohl (VB), Jessica Niemi (WS)

Winner: Megan Gohl – Women's Volleyball

 

Male Mustang Award

Nominees: Ahmed Almosawi (MS), Justin Armstrong (MBB), Malcolm Brinker (MS), George Jackson (MCC)

Winner: Ahmed Almosawi – Men's Soccer

 

Female Athlete of the Year

Nominees: Megan Gohl (VB), Keara Marks (WBB), Jessica Niemi (WS), Kaitlyn Vigna (WS)

Winner: Keara Marks – Women's Basketball

 

Male Athlete of the Year

Nominees: Jordan Berry (MS), George Jackson (MCC & MT), Abdoullie Jallow (MS), Diante Taylor (MBB)

Winner: Jordan Berry – Men's Soccer

 

Congratulations to all of our student-athletes for a great 2012-13 campaign! All of our teams worked hard this year! We look forward to another successful year in 2013-14!

KEY: Men's Basketball (MBB), Women's Basketball (WBB), Men's Cross Country (MCC), Women's Cross Country (WCC), Men's Track & Field (MT), Women's Track & Field (WT), Men's Soccer (MS), Women's Soccer (WS), and Women's Volleyball (VB), Cheer (CH)

 
 
 
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  • Apr. 19 - Men's Track & Field @ Al Owens Classic - Hosted by Grand Valley State - No Team Score
  • Apr. 17 - Men's Golf @ 2014 WHAC Championships - Hosted by DU - 10th of 10
  • Apr. 16 - Men's Golf @ 2014 WHAC Championships - Hosted by DU - 10th of 10
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