COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – The Intercollegiate Division of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association has announced its annual award winners for the 2020-21 season.
On the women’s side, Katharina Lang from the University of Alabama was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, while Bailey Moody from the University of Alabama earned the Frank M. Brasile Sportsmanship Award.
Amit Vigoda from University of Texas - Arlington was selected the men’s tournament Most Valuable Player, while Spencer Kimbro from Eastern Washington University earned the Frank M. Brasile Sportsmanship Award.
Furthermore, an All-Tournament team for the men's and women's National Championship tournament was named.
All- Tournament - Women
Elizabeth Becker (1.0), University of Texas - Arlington
Elodie Tessier (2.5), University of Texas - Arlington
Rosalie Lalonde (3.0), University of Alabama
Alexus Cook (4.0), University of Texas - Arlington
All-Tournament - Men
Vincent Dallaire (1.5), University of Texas - Arlington
Lindy Bridges (2.5), University of Alabama
Evan Heller (3.0), Auburn University
Ignacio Ortega (4.0), University of Alabama
The NWBA honors student-athletes not only for their play on the court, but in the classroom as well with the Academic All-Americans.
Women’s Academic All American Team
Elodie Tessier, University of Texas - Arlington
Emilee Gustafson, University of Arizona
Abby Farrell, University of Illinois
Weronika Maksimowicz, University of Alabama
Katharina Lang, University of Alabama
Women's Academic All American, Honorable Mention:
Ruby Elbert, University of Illinois
Jordan Lee, University of Illinois
Riley Ljungdahl, University of Illinois
Rosalie Lalonde, University of Alabama
Elizabeth Becker, University of Texas - Arlington
Samantha McMinn, University of Arizona
Men's Academic All American:
Austin Smith, University of Alabama
Kyle Jankowski, University of Illinois
Phil Evans, University of Arizona
Logan Caudle, Auburn University
Partha Venkatram, University of Alabama
Men's Academic All American, Honorable Mention:
Sam Armas, Auburn University
Jonathan McNamara, University of Illinois
Thomas Duffy, University of Illinois
Fisher Rizk, Auburn University
Topias Tyni, University of Texas - Arlington