Students walked the red carpet during the RECSPY awards April 26. (Photo and story by Grace Ferrell)
CBU’s recreational sports awards honor intramural participants
RIVERSIDE (April 30, 2013)--California Baptist University’s Office of Community Life held the annual Recreational Excellence in Collegiate Sports Yearly awards April 26.
“We started the RECSPY’s last year as a way to close out the recreation sports year and to honor our top recreational sports athletes,” said Taylor Neece, director of recreation programs.
Over the course of the year, CBU recreational sports featured 2,426 total participants on 311 different teams that played 857 games and matches.
Students and staff members had a chance to walk the red carpet while celebrating their success during the 2012-2013 recreation sports including dodge ball, basketball, quidditch, soccer, volleyball and football.
RECSPY winners were selected by a peer vote held through Facebook. The 2013 award recipients include:
Best Breakthrough Athlete - Rachel Miya
Best Female Football Player - Katy Knutson
Best Male Football Player - Jordan Kloosterman
Best Dodge Ball Player - Riley Pitts
Best Official - Caleb Mott
Best Female Volleyball Player - Kaylea Ott
Best Male Volleyball Player - David Rodriguez
Best International Athlete - Faruk Gasasira
Best Female Basketball Player - Tsz Yan Chung
Best Male Basketball Player - Josh Siemens
Best Female Soccer Player - Fabiola DaSilva
Best Male Soccer Player - Osiris Vincent Ntarugera
Best Female Athlete - Katy Knutson
Best Male Athlete - Will Cunningham
Best Championship Performance - MyKale Hall
Ms. RECSPY- Nicole Saar
Mr. RECSPY- Brandon Fries
Best Team - Bus Drivers
The awards also recognized the founder of the Bus Drivers intramural football team, Allyson Wilhite. The team began 10 years ago during the fall of 2003. Their success has continued in recent years, with a win at the Fortuna Bowl in November 2012.
“Allyson’s contribution to CBU recreational sports is extensive,” Mott said. “She began a tradition that has been thriving for 10 years and that likely will be around for many years to come.”