4th-annual Lynchburg Sports Awards honors Hornets' best

Dr. Garren giving remarks at the LSA awards

Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's athletic department honored its best and brightest Monday evening at the 4th-annual Lynchburg Sports Awards, handing out its season and career accolades and recognizing the tremendous achievements of Hornet student-athletes in the 2018-19 academic year.

Lynchburg athletics recognized 35 student-athletes, athletic trainers and support staff with special awards, and recognized its senior student-athletes with the presentation of 80 Crimson & Gray awards to the Class of 2019.

The following individuals earned recognition for Lynchburg's special awards:

Dr. Jack M. Toms Male Senior Athlete

Dr. Jack M. Toms Female Senior Athletes

Male Athlete of the Year

Female Athletes of the Year

Male Rookie of the Year

Female Rookie of the Year

Male Academic Athlete of the Year

Female Academic Athletes of the Year

Betty Spencer Award (presented to Lynchburg athletics' top fan)

Dr. Patricia Aronson Award for Clinical Excellence in Athletic Training

  • Zack Maust (graduate)

  • Jess Riquelme (undergraduate)

Anne Gibbons Award for Service

LHSN Progressively Improving Award

  • Hannah Grasberger, photographer

1% Award (given by the strength & conditioning department for excellence in leadership and character)

Lynchburg athletics also paid homage to its six All-American athletes from the past year: softball third baseman Taylor Mabry, Johnson, McLaurin, Mertens, Simpao and Waring.

The Hornets aren't done in Spring 2019, either, with two teams -- softball and men's lacrosse -- bound for the NCAA Division III tournament and several track & field athletes poised to make a splash at the national meet over Memorial Day weekend.

--LYN--

Sun May 12
Final
7 No. 17 Lynchburg
4 at No. 1 Va. Wesleyan
NCAA Tournament - Virginia Beach Regional
Sun May 12
Final
2 No. 1 Va. Wesleyan
4 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
@ Virginia Wesleyan University, Virginia Beach, Va. NCAA Tournament - Virginia Beach Regional
Fri May 17
Final
2 No. 18 Emory
7 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament - Lynchburg Super Regional - Game 1
Sat May 18
Final
9 No. 18 Emory
5 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament - Lynchburg Super Regional - Game 2
Sat May 18
Final
10 No. 18 Emory
8 vs. No. 17 Lynchburg
NCAA Tournament - Lynchburg Super Regional - Game 3
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Sat Apr 06
Final
6 Lynchburg
4 at Shenandoah
Sat Apr 06
Final
2 Lynchburg
3 at Shenandoah
Tue Apr 09
Final
6 Va. Wesleyan
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Apr 13
Final
1 Guilford
3 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Apr 13
Final
1 Guilford
4 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Apr 16
Final
10 Greensboro
2 vs. Lynchburg
Note time change
Wed Apr 17
Final
3 Lynchburg
11 at Hampden-Sydney
Sat Apr 20
Final
4 Bridgewater (Va.)
5 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Day
Sat Apr 20
Final
3 Bridgewater (Va.)
2 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Apr 23
Final
13 Lynchburg
11 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
Sat Apr 27
Final
5 Lynchburg
6 at Roanoke
at Kiwanis Field
Sat Apr 27
Final - 11 innings
7 Lynchburg
10 at Roanoke
at Kiwanis Field
Tue Apr 30
Final
12 Lynchburg
6 at Greensboro
Fri May 03
Final - 12 innings
1 Lynchburg
2 at Roanoke
ODAC First-Round | Game 1
Sun May 05
Final
11 Roanoke
3 vs. Lynchburg
ODAC First Round | Game 2
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