DENVER – The Johnson & Wales University athletic department celebrated the 2018-19 academic year with its annual banquet Thursday night in the Great Hall.
The Hollywood-themed evening included more than 150 JWU Denver student-athletes, coaches, staff, family and friends. Associate athletic director Mike Gallegos was the emcee while Athletic Director Tom Byrnes and Dean of Students Dr. Scott Lyons also addressed the room.
The following awards/recognitions were given out:
Ms. Wildcat: Asianna Harris, Women's Soccer
Mr. Wildcat: Dakota Patton, Men's Basketball
Male Athlete of the Year: Andrew Romero III, Men's Basketball
Female Athlete of the Year: Natasha Martin, Women's Soccer
Team of the Year: Men's Basketball
Coach of the Year: Quintin Grogan, Men's Basketball
Male Newcomer of the Year: John Jacob, Cross Country/Track
Female Newcomer of the Year: Katey Guzman, Women's Basketball
Performance of the Year: Men's Soccer
Dual Sport Athlete of the Year: Rebecca Brock, Soccer/Track
Best Teammate: Katie Jones, Volleyball
Highest Team GPA: Women's Soccer
Support Staff of the Year: Sean Star
Additionally, JWU's four SCAC Character & Community award winners were recognized -- Asianna Harris (women's soccer), Bryce Moore (cross country/track), Jenni Aragon (women's lacrosse), Dakota Patton (men's basketball) -- along with All-Sportsmanship Team selections John Jacob (cross country), Rachel Seligson (cross country), Katie Jones (volleyball), Molly Sharples (women's soccer), Austin Coder (men's soccer), Salma Oros (women's basketball) and King Grant-Perry (men's basketball).