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.
Clutch Performer of Year
Debora Araujo, volleyball
Weight Room Warrior
Bryan Wilmert, Men's track and field
Blue and Gold Award
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
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
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
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.