Traditions

Annual awards

RUFUS AWARD

Given annually to a community member who selflessly advances the Red Wolves athletic program. The award is open to an individual or business.

2008-09 - Troy Derengowski, NewsTalk 930 WHON-AM

2009-10 - Dr. Gregory Woods and the team at Reid Sports Medicine

2010-11 - Wayne Bank and Trust Co.

2011-12 - Chad Bolser, Richmond High School athletic director

2012-13 - Angela Fairchild, IU East basketball scorekeeper and volunteer

2013-14 - Wetzel Family Auto Cruise

2014-15 - Seton Catholic High School

2015-16 - John Dils, Family Fitness Works

2016-17 - Kyle Tom, Lingle Real Estate

ACADEMIC ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Given annually to the male and female student-athlete with the highest GPA. Athlete must be at least a Junior athletically. Athlete must be enrolled at IU East for at least three semesters.

Female

2008-09 - Brittani Foreman (women's volleyball)

2009-10 - No award

2010-11 - Kelsey West (cross country)

2011-12 - Shawna Smith (cross country)

2012-13 - Kristin Waechter (volleyball)

2013-14 - Cheltsi Hinners (tennis)

2014-15 - Mallory Livingston (volleyball)

2015-16 - Mallory Livingston (volleyball)

2016-17 - Mackenzie Boles (track and field)

Male

2008-09 - Mark Bevins (golf)

2009-10 - Mark Bevins (golf)

2010-11 - Devon Niehoff (basketball)

2011-12 - Devon Niehoff (basketball)

2012-13 - Hubie Branstetter (golf)

2013-14 - Cameron Cox (golf)

2014-15 - Kyle Hall (cross country/track & field)

2015-16 - Kyle Hall (cross country/track and field)

2016-17 - Lucas Huffman (men's basketball)

CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER

Given annually to the student-athlete that best exemplifies the five core champions of character traits: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship.

2008-09 - Devon Niehoff (men's basketball)

2009-10 - Tyler Rigby (men's basketball)

2010-11 - David Sanders (men's basketball)

2011-12 - Drew Houck (men's golf)

2012-13 - Kristin Smith (women's golf)

2013-14 - Tyler Fangman (men's basketball)

2014-15 - Keragan Niehoff (women's basketball)

2015-16 - Breanna Nowak (women's golf)

2016-17 - Sage Henderson (men's track and field)

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Given annually to an exemplary athlete voted on by the coaches, athletic staff and local media. Athlete must have participated in a Champions of Character event. Athlete can be from any academic class.

Female

2008-09 - Amy Stultz (volleyball)

2009-10 - Brianna "Breezy" Strete (volleyball)

2010-11 - Lauren Crump (volleyball)

2011-12 - Lauren Crump (volleyball)

2012-13 - Lauren Crump (volleyball)

2013-14 - Mallory Livingston (volleyball)

2014-15 - Mallory Livingston (volleyball)

2015-16 - Mallory Livingston (volleyball)

2016-17 - Tia King (basketball)

Male

2008-09 - Tyler Rigby (basketball)

2009-10 - Tyler Rigby (basketball)

2010-11 - Tyler Rigby (basketball)

2011-12 - Marcus Isaac (basketball)

2012-13 - David Sanders (track and field)

2013-14 - Joey Smart (golf)

2014-15 - Huston Clark (basketball)

2015-16 - Lucas Huffman (basketball)

2016-17 - Seth Reynolds (track and field)

STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AWARDS

The purpose and mission of the IU East SAAC is to serve as a voice for all student-athletes and an opportunity for the student-athlete population to more effectively communicate with the IU East Athletic Department administration. As a recognized organization of Indiana University East, SAAC educates the student body by offering activities and events to the general university community. SAAC held its first end-of-year banquet in 2016

2015-16

Heart Award - Matt Flood (men's track and field)

Leadership Award - Tia King (women's basketball)

Coach of the Year - Tiffani Selhorst (women's basketball)

Best Performance - Parker Salinas (men's basketball) - game-winning putback at West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Best Moment - Men's basketball national tournament quarterfinals victory vs. Briar Cliff University

2016-17

Newcomer of the Year - Salvador Campos (men's cross country/track & field)

Leadership Award - Clint Swanson (men's track & field) 

Coach of the Year - Tiffani Selhorst (women's basketball)

Best Performance - Seth Reynolds (men's track and field) earned All-America honors with sixth-place finish in 110 meter hurdles at NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships

Heart Award - Ray Ramsey (men's basketball)

Best Moment Award - IU East women's basketball winning River States Conference tournament championship on home floor after heartbreaking losses in championship game the previous two years

IU East Athletic Committee Appreciation Awards - Sage Henderson (men's track and field) and Morgan Steinbrunner (volleyball)