Ospreys honored at the Ozzie’s

Drew McDonald, Sports Editor

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UNF Student-Athletes from all 17 sports united at the second annual Ozzie’s award show as awards were given out for their achievements on and off the court.

Drew McDonald
The Second Annual Ozzie’s Award Show was held at the Robinson Theater.

Dominica Cocuzza of UNF Softball brought home the hardware as she won two awards, Most Improved Female Athlete and Female Athlete of the Year after recording a .386 batting average and driving in 32 RBI’s.

The award for Male Athlete of the Year went to Senior Phillip Knowles of Men’s Golf as he earned five top 10 finishes in the tournaments this season and recorded 18 rounds under par.

A complete log of the winners are listed below:

Highest Individual GPA, Female: Teresa Conroy (Golf) | Sarah Joram (Swimming) | Crystal Liebenberg (Track) – 4.0

Highest Individual GPA, Male: Emmanuel Lambright (Basketball) – 4.0

Highest GPA for Women’s Sport: Women’s Golf

Highest GPA for Men’s Sport: Men’s Tennis

ASUN Sports Winners for Life: JT Escobar (Men’s Basketball), Taryn Griffey (Volleyball), and Fynn Timm (Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country)

Most Improved Women’s Team: Women’s Basketball

Most Improved Female Athlete: Dominica Cocuzza (Softball)

Most Improved Male Athlete: Jay Prather (Baseball)

Best Team Performance: Men’s Golf (NCAA Tournament run)

Best Individual Female Performance: Sydney Shrader (Women’s Golf)

Best Individual Male Performance: Travis Trace (Men’s Golf)

UNF SAAC Spirit Award: Manny Velasquez (Men’s Track and Field)

Female Freshman of the Year: Liss Davalos (Women’s Golf)

Male Freshman of the Year: Dominik Barton (Men’s Tennis)

Newcomer of the Year: Jazz Bond (Women’s Basketball)

Female Scholar Athlete of the Year: Navia Penrod (Softball)

Male Scholar Athlete of the Year: JT Escobar (Men’s Basketball)

Female Athlete of the Year: Dominica Cocuzza (Softball)

Male Athlete of the Year: Phillip Knowles (Men’s Golf)

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