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CSUB honors its best with ROWDY awards

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Cal State Bakersfield celebrated its first full athletic year in the Western Athletic Conference in style Thursday night with the annual ROWDY Awards Show at the Fox Theater.

Seventeen department-wide awards were handed out, with swimmer Mitchell Huxhold and basketball player Tyonna Outland taking home the Flachmann Awards for best male and female athlete.

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ROWDY winners

Clutch Performer of Year

Debora Araujo, volleyball

Weight Room Warrior

Bryan Wilmert, Men's track and field

Blue and Gold Award

Fernanda Goncalves,Volleyball

Newcomer of the Year

Melissa Sweat,Women's basketball

Most Improved Athlete

Batabe Zempare, Women's basketball

Kegley-McCall Award (Team GPA)

Men's track and field

Best Team Turnaround

Women's basketball

Best Academic Performance

Dalton Kelley, Wrestling

Best Individual Athletic Contest-Female

Michaela Paige, Swimming (4 wins at WAC finals)

Best Individual Athletic Contest-Male

Bryce Hammond, Wrestling (Repeat as Pac-12 champion at 174 lbs.)

Rudy Carvajal Community Service Award

Swimming/diving teams

Roadrunner Olympics

Men's swimming/diving

The Flachmann Award-Female (Best Athlete)

Tyonna Outland,Women's basketball

The Flachmann Award-Male (Best Athlete)

Mitchell Huxhold, Men's swimming

Best Video Performance (Team Movies)

Wrestling (Inception Parody "Exhaustion")

The President's Award

Issiah Grayson, Men's basketball

Team of the Year

Volleyball

Men's basketball standout Issiah Grayson won the prestigious President's Award, presented by CSUB president Horace Mitchell to an outstanding Roadrunners student-athlete.

Junior wrestler Bryce Hammond, an All-American, received the Best Individual Athletic Contest award for males for his title defense at the Pac-12 Conference Championships, and Michaela Paige won the female award for winning four events at the WAC Swimming Championships.

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