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Stater Sports Awards: top CSU athletes of the year

May 2, 2013

By Stephanie Metzger

These Cleveland State University athletes were top performers in their sports for the 2012-13 season. Regardless of academic class standing, they outperformed their competition. Some were selected for their leadership skills, while others were chosen for their consistency, improvement or stats. Several of the athletes also excelled academically. From team leaders to top stat performers, these athletes showed excellence on the court, field, course and in the pool.

Men’s Basketball
Bryn Forbes
-Named to CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Freshman All-America Team
-Named Freshman of the Year by Cleveland State Basketball

Fencing
Phelan Spence
-Posted an 86-16 overall season record
-Placed 10th at the NCAA Midwest Regional

Men’s Golf
Andrew Bailey
-Named Horizon League Golfer of the Year for second straight season
-Holds top scoring average in Cleveland State history (73.9)

Men’s Soccer
Brad Stuver
-Drafted 32nd overall by the Montreal Impact
-Named to Horizon All-League first team for second year

Swimming/Diving
Alice Sommerville
-Named Horizon League Swimmer of the Week 12 times in four years
-Set new school record in 200 Medley

Wrestling
Nick Flannery
-Posted 10-2 record this season
-Led team with two pins
-Tied school record for six pins during sophomore season

Women’s Basketball
Shalonda Winton
-Led team in scoring and set single-season scoring record
-Set school records for career rebounds and starts

Cross Country
Tori Holt
-Finished first among Cleveland State runners WC Fall Classic
-Named Horizon League Runner of the Week on Sept. 24

Women’s Golf
Ariel Sparrow
-Named to Horizon All-League first team
-Set record for best scoring average (81.2)

Women’s Soccer
Jaime Avona
-Named to All-Horizon League Second Team
-Named to 2012 Fall Academic All-League Team with 3.89 GPA
Women’s Softball

Dara Toman
-Broke Cleveland State records for home runs, RBIs and runs scored
-Horizon League Field Player of the Year during junior season

Women’s Tennis
Alex Bush
-Named to All-Horizon League Second Team
-Posted 10-11 record, 4-2 in league play

Volleyball
Kara Koch
-Named to 2012 Fall Academic
All-League Team with 3.43 GPA
-Named Horizon League Player of the Year

Men’s Tennis
Ali Shabib
-Finished season 17-15 in singles and 25-6 in doubles with partner Niklas Jonsson
-Helped team win fifth Horizon League Championship title