Tarleton Athletics held its annual spring picnic to recognize athletes from all the sports on Monday evening.

The evening began with Tarleton President Dr. Dottavio recognizing the six All-Purple award winners: C.D. Jones, Dr. Steve Simpson, Danny and Janna Karnes and V.W. and Cynthia Stephens. The All-Purple award was established in 1989 to recognize individuals who have demonstrated outstanding support of the Tarleton Athletics Program, the athletes and the university.

Following the presentation of the All-Purple awards, the head coaches honored their respective athletes by recapping their season and handing out team awards - as well as awards from the Lone Star Conference for league-wide recognition. The list of award winners includes:

FOOTBALL:

Offensive MVP - Del'Michael High

Defensive MVP - Cody Burtscher

Special Teams MVP - Michael Knoblach

Higgs Award - Cody Burtscher

Buddy Fornes Award - Torrean Sheppard

Cheryl Spellmeier Award - Zed Woerner

BASEBALL

Jack Allen Texan Award - Ryan Flynn

VOLLEYBALL

MVP - Hailey Roberts

Offensive Player of the Year - Hailey Roberts and Jordyn Keamo

Defensive Player of the Year - Adrianna Knutson

Newcomer of the Year - Jordyn Keamo

TexAnn Award - Rebecca Dauenhauer and Chandler Gow

SOFTBALL

Offensive MVP - Nyka Wood

Defensive MVP - Haley Freyman

Purple Heart Award - Jordan Withrow

Gold Glove - Savannah Stech

Silver Spikes - Maddie Quintanar and Meghann Wrinkle

Oscar P Award - Kadyn Kirkpatrick

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

TexAnn Award - Travanti Downes

Offensive MVP - Mackenzie Hailey

Defensive MVP - Tiara Tatum

Outstanding Rebounder - Mackenzie Hailey

Most Improved - Trejouir Wilson

Hustle Award - Shelby Drews

MVP - Bailey Wipff and Ikpeaku Iwobi

MEN'S BASKETBALL

MVP - Romond Jenkins

Texan Award - Sawyer Kipp and Deshawn Riddick

Newcomer of the Year - Anthony Davis and Josh Hawley

All-Academic - Jacob Morales

Most Improved - Chantz Chambers

Defensive MVP - Nosa Ebomwonyi

SPORTS MEDICINE

Outstanding Athletic Training Student - Chris Smith

Comeback Athlete of the Year - Kaitlyn Thomas

Highest GPA - Katie Bristo

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

MVP of the Track - Katelin Huckabee

MVP of the Field - Roxanna Hernandez

MVP of the Track - Johen Deleon

MVP of the Field - Rascellis Williams

OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD

MVP of the Track - Ashley Johnson

MVP of the Field -Robbie Clarke

MVP of the Track - Colton Troutman

MVP of the Field - Zach Pratt

CROSS COUNTRY

MVP (Women) - Katelin Huckabee

MVP (Men) - Peyton Heinig

GOLF

MVP - Sarah Gee and Casey Wild

Most Consistent - Beatriz Prados

TENNIS

MVP - Alicia Barbaroux

Most Improved - Elena Preadca

Sportsmanship - Ashleigh Elward

CHEER

Rookie of the Year - Victoria Baudendistal and Jacob Reyes

Commitment to Excellence - Cheyenne Holt and Tyler Mann

Most Spirited - Maddison Weatherly and Taryn Kalina

Most Valuable Cheerleader - Havin Atwood and Mason Reichenau

Academic MVP - Autum White and Tyler Mann

IRON TEXAN ALL-STARS

Men's Basketball - Chantz Chambers

Women's Basketball - Shelby Drews

Football Upper-Classman - Basil Jackson

Football Freshman - Brant Bailey and Devin Hafford

Volleyball - Morgan Gaitan

Baseball - Ryan Flynn

Softball - Avery Mullendore

Men's Track and Field - Colton Troutman

Women's Track and Field - Alexandra Brooks

Track and Field Throwers - Zach Pratt

Cross Country - Katelin Huckabee

Cheerleading - Cody Mann

Golf - Brianna Smith

Tennis - Ashleigh Elward

Athletic Performance Volunteer Intern - Colin Webb

Tarleton also recognized its 114 ACE student-athletes, which honors students for reaching a 3.0 grade point average.

BASEBALL

David Adams

Edward Avila

William Blanchard

Easton Brown

Alex Debell

Conner Fletcher

Ryan Flynn

Stacy Heinatz

Matthew Herrick

Nathan Hickey

Hunter Houston

Trevor Inman

Garret Kizer

Dylan Lemons

James Morris

Wren Petty

Christopher Reed

Jose Reyes

Luis Rivas-Lastra

Francisco Rodriguez-Martinez

Hunter Seales

M. BASKETBALL

Joshua Hawley

Jacob Morales

Ivan Tevis

W. BASKETBALL

Hannah Allen

Shelby Drews

Mackenzie Hailey

Amber Lane

Shelby Mankins

Baylee Peck

Tiara Tatum

Bailey Wipff

FOOTBALL

Branton Bailey

Cody Burtscher

Andrew Cole

Cooper Cole

Azizullah Fifita

Trenton Gow

Wesley Hooks

Mohamed-Fafana Inoussa

Basil Jackson

Jacob Kaspar-Enbysk

Derek Kiser

Darion Lewis

Israel Lorenzo

Dominique Martin

Nick Prestwood

Justin Reasons

Ronald Reid

Treston Ridge

Omery Trevino

Chase Varnado

Dalton Vondra

Philip Whitten

Patrick Wisener

Zed Woerner

W. GOLF

Sarah Gee

Kerbey Kipp

Lydia Traylor

Casey Wild

SOFTBALL

Amanda Conner

Megan Durante

Marisa Flores

Haley Freyman

Robyn Gajdica

Avery Mullendore

Alyssa Ringhausen

Savannah Stech

Mikayla Stogsdill

Kaitlyn Thomas

Delaney Wayland

Kayleigh Williams

Jordan Withrow

Nyka Wood

Meghann Wrinkle

W. TENNIS

Ashleigh Elward

Luiza Ferraro Adas

Shelby Fillingame

Erika Johnston

Elena Preadca

Eleanor Stevens

M. TRACK

Korey Campbell

Andrew Clark

Jarred Elizondo

Peyton Heinig

Art Hernandez

Cade Hitzfeld

Joshua Perez

W. TRACK

Emily Ayers

Ariel Ballard

Mikeala Beck

Kara Bickham

Alexondra Brooks

Meaghan Brown

Robbie Clarke

Beverly Coleman

Macaele De Vries

Lisa Flores

Roxana Hernandez

Ashley Johnson

London Jones

Jasmine McQuirter

Molly Money

Kamrynn Schiller

Amanda Wheeler

Autum White

VOLLEYBALL

Chandler Gow

Alissa Johnson

Adrianna Knutson

Abby Mackey

Hannah McManus

Jennifer Mendez

Hailey Roberts

Rebecca Schlorff