2019 HOGSPY Award Winners Announced

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It was a night to remember for Arkansas Razorback student-athletes, coaches, spirit squad, and marching band members on Wednesday night at Walton Arts center at the Eighth Annual HOGSPY Awards.

The event recognizes the best in athletics, academics, leadership and service learning. The semiformal event featured a red carpet, welcome ceremony, a beautifully decorated stage, dynamic video created by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and RSN and awards ranging from athletic achievement, to academics and community service, followed by a dance party to celebrate a wonderful night.

Former Arkansas football and track & field standout and Food Network star Eddie Jackson hosted the 2019 HOGSPY Awards. Members of the University of Arkansas’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) planned the event and served as award presenters.

 

2019 HOGSPY Award Winners
Rookie of the Year (Male)
A standout rookie who demonstrated outstanding athletic performance during competition. A rookie is defined as any freshman student-athlete in their first year of competition at the University of Arkansas.
Isaiah Joe (Basketball), Heston Kjerstad (Baseball)
Rookie of the Year (Female)
A standout rookie who demonstrated outstanding athletic performance during competition. A rookie is defined as any freshman student-athlete in their first year of competition at the University of Arkansas.
Mary Haff (Softball)
Play of the Year
A striking performance by an individual which lead to an outstanding victory
Danielle Gibson HR Cycle (Softball)
Student-Athlete of the Year (Male)
An overall standout athlete who demonstrated outstanding athletic performance on the field of play and has been instrumental to the team’s success. This award is primarily based on athletic performance.
Daniel Gafford (Basketball)
Student-Athlete of the Year (Female)
An overall standout athlete who demonstrated outstanding athletic performance on the field of play and has been instrumental to the team’s success. This award is primarily based on athletic performance.
Payton Chadwick (Track & Field)
Lexi Jacobus (Track & Field)
Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Male)
A student-athlete who excels in the classroom and best represents Razorback athletics. This student must be a junior or senior who maintains a GPA of 3.5 or above.
John Winn (Track & Field)
Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Female)
A student-athlete who excels in the classroom and best represents Razorback athletics. This student must be a junior or senior who maintains a GPA of 3.5 or above.
Tori Hoggard (Track & Field)
Coach of the Year (Male Sports) Dave Van Horn (Baseball)
Coach of the Year (Female Sports) Lance Harter (Track & Field/Cross Country)
Team of the Year (Male) Baseball
Team of the Year (Female) Indoor Track & Field
Team Performance of the Year Women’s Basketball vs. Tennessee
Heart of the Hog
A student-athlete who is considered the heart of the team. Their outstanding leadership positively influences their teammates in and out of competition.
Carson Shaddy (Baseball)
Comeback Student-Athlete
A standout student-athlete who demonstrated outstanding resilience to overcome a significant obstacle or setback in order to have a profound contribution during athletic competition. A significant obstacle is defined as an event that has hindered the ability to compete.
Carly Hoke (Soccer)
Top Graduating Student-Athlete Morgan Hartsell (Track & Field), Tori Hoggard (Track & Field), Micah Huckabee (Track & Field), Lexi Jacobus (Track & Field), Keiryn Swenson (Basketball)
Male Academic Team of the Year Men’s Tennis
Female Academic Team of the Year Women’s Golf
Lee Spencer Cup Team Champion Women’s Golf
Lee Spencer Cup Individual Champion Michaela Burton (Gymnastics)
Hog Tough Award
This award recognizes a noteworthy game or performance where the team or individual experienced a comeback, which significantly impacted the outcome resulting in a victory.
Men’s Golf – SEC Championships/NCAA Norman Regional
Service Over Self Award
Student-athletes in this category have shown exceptional dedication toward community engagement.
Stefani Doyle (Soccer)
Standing Ovation Award
This award recognizes a walk-on student-athlete. who contributed to the athletic success of his/her team. exemplified academic excellence. and
displayed character in and out of competition.
Ellie Breden (Soccer)
Outstanding Band Member Christopher Miller
Outstanding Spirit Squad Member Dylan Cook
Unsung Hero Kelci Gatling, Wes Diers, Anthony Harris, Mat Clark, Megan Elliott
Champion For Life Maria Fassi (Women’s Golf)