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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)