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Marshburn, Russell win top Barton honors

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Barton College celebrated its best athletic year in a decade Thursday night at the college’s annual athletic banquet, held inside Wilson Gymnasium.

Barton posted its highest finish since 2006 in the Joby Hawn Cup standings, the NCAA Division II Conference Carolinas award for overall athletic excellence, in winning three league championships (women’s and men’s volleyball, men’s tennis) and finishing second in two others (women’s tennis and men’s golf).

Among those receiving awards were sophomores Hayley Marshburn, the Kiwanis Female Athlete of the Year, and Larry Russell Jr., the Kiwanis Male Athlete of the Year.

Marshburn helped the Lady Bulldogs win their first Conference Carolinas tournament title (one of three conference championships for Barton in 2016-17) and reach the NCAA Division II tournament. She was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Year and earned All-Southeast Region acclaim as she led the league with 3.83 kills per set.

Russell became Barton’s first NCAA Div. II All-American in indoor track after finishing eighth in the high jump in the indoor nationals as the first Barton indoor track and field athlete to participate. He won both the high jump and long jup at the indoor and outdoor conference championship meets and was named Conference Carolinas Field Most Valuable Player in the indoor season.

Senior baseball player Calvin Hawke received his plaque as the 2017 Conference Carolinas Murphy Osborne Award winner, the highest honor for a student-athlete, as well as Barton’s Edward L. Cloyd Award, given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA. Hawke, a first-team all-conference selection in baseball, is Barton’s third Murphy Osborne Award winner and first since 2003.

Senior Laura Peed, a defensive specialist on the women’s volleyball team, and senior Jake McCartney, who was the MVP of the men’s tennis tournament and a three-time All-Conference Carolinas selection, each earned the Gary W. Hall Excellence in Athletics Award, given annually to Barton student-athletes “who demonstrate a strong work ethic, a passion for their sport, and a dedication for excellence in the classroom, campus and community.”

Jens Madsen Hordvik and Tyler Dew, both junior members of the men’s soccer team, won the G. Ernest Brewer Memorial Scholarship and the Ned Liggon Memorial Scholarship, respectively. Senior Federico Pagliaria of the men’s volleyball, which won the Conference Carolinas regular-season and tourney crowns, was the recipient of the inaugural Conference Carolinas Student Support Award and serving as manager for the women’s volleyball team while pursuing a double major in sports management and business management.

Barton individual team awards:

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

MVR: Joel Lagat

John E. Liles Sportsmanship: Adam Pope

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

MVR: Sharon Kiptoo

Jennifer Wainwright Sportsmanship: Heather Cuddington

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

MVR: Larry Russell

Sportsmanship: Tyler Amerson

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

MVR: Sharon Kiptoo

Sportsmanship: Jamicia Jones

BASEBALL

MVP: Andrew Webster

Doc Sanford Sportsmanship: Calvin Hawke

SOFTBALL

MVP: Megan Kelly

Jamie Stallings Sportsmanship: Carolina Merrill

MEN’S TENNIS

MVP: Jake McCartney

Tom Morris Sportsmanship: Ermanno Galimberti

WOMEN’S TENNIS

MVP: Dana Kelly

Barbara Smith Sportsmanship: Vanessa Sanoja

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

MVP: Hayley Marshburn

Jack McRae Collins Sportsmanship: Laura Peed

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

MVP: Aleksa Brkovic

Sportsmanship: Tim Wiese

MEN’S GOLF

MVP: Travis Broome

Reid Hill Sportsmanship: Justin Plane

WOMEN’S GOLF

MVP: Maria Garcia

Sportsmanship: Lexie Johnston

MEN’S SOCCER

Co-MIP: Tyler Dew and Javier Alcarria

James Mountford Sportsmanship: Jens Madsen Hordvik

WOMEN’S SOCCER

MVP: Kelly Dolan

Annie Wilson Sportsmanship: Rachel Krueger

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Co-MVP: Daniel Westbrook

William Gear Spencer Sportsmanship: Tyler Thayer

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

MVP: Kianna Wynn

William Gear Spencer Sportsmanship: JerBria Smith

MEN’S SWIMMING

MVP: James Day

Sportsmanship: Luis Reyes

WOMEN’S SWIMMING

MVP: Annika Jasek-Rysdahl

Sportsmanship: Tia Broady

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

MVP: Kianna Jimenez

Sportsmanship: Kia Morris

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