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Edwards named SoCon Male Athlete of Year PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Wednesday, 02 June 2010 06:10

The accolades just keep rolling in for former Appalachian State Unviersity quarterback Armanti Edwards. Edwards, who graduated in December of last year, was named the Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year. He is the seventh Mountaineer to receive the Bob Waters Male Athlete of the Year Award. A consensus first-team All-America, Edwards is also the first and only player to win the Walter Payton Award in back-to-back seasons.
Edwards, who was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the National Football League draft back in April, is also the only college football player to amass 10,000 yards passing and 4,000 yards rushing in his career. And during his great career, Edwards also led ASU to two national champiohships, a final four appearance and four SoCon titles.
He set eight school records and he was ranked among the nation's top 15 in seven different statistical categories.
Senior Shanara Holliquest of Chattanooga was named the SoCon Female Athlete of the Year. She scored 1,700 points and had 890 rebounds in her great career.
She is the third Chattanooga player to win this award in four years and the sixth overall since the award began in 1990.
Edwards and Holliquest were honored as part of the Southern Conference's Honors Awards Dinner at Hilton Head Island, SC Tuesday night.

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Harrelson inducted in SoCon HOF

Mary Jane Harrelson, who won a pair of national championships for ASU in the 1500-meter run in 1999 and 2001, was inducted into the Southern Conference Hall of Fame Tuesday night at the SoCon Honors Awards Dinner at Hilton Head Island.
Harrelson was a six time All-America and she was also the North Carolina Woman of the Year in 2001. Rodney "Hot Rod" Huntley, Everett Case (North Carolina State), Fred Hetzel (Davidson), Banks McFadden (Clemson) and Wallace Wade (Alabama, Duke and the Southern Conference).

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Apps win Comissioners Cup again

The ASU men won the Commissioners Cup for the fifth year in a row and for the 17th time in 18 years. The Mountaineers bested the field with 94 points.
UNC-Greensboro  finished a distant second with 75.5 points. Samford was the Germann Cup with 87 points; College of Charleston finished second with 79 points; ASU was fourth.


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