Champions Dinner

We will award five very special awards during this year’s Champions Dinner. Over the past five decades, the IU Southeast Athletic Department has grown tremendously. The awards given during this year’s Champions Dinner represent a long tradition of excellence in athletics at IU Southeast.

Male Athlete of the Year

The IU Southeast Male Athlete of the Year award is given annually to the most outstanding male student-athlete as voted by members of the IU Southeast Athletic Department. The athlete side of being a student-athlete is a privilege and with that the athletics department holds student-athletes to a higher standard. This award recognizes the student-athlete that has excelled in the regular season and during post season competition in their respective sport based on his overall performance and proficiency during the year. Factors such as yearly statistics, records, and other awards help determine the recipient.

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Female Athlete of the Year

The IU Southeast Female Athlete of the Year award is given annually to the most outstanding female student-athlete as voted by members of the IU Southeast Athletic Department. The athlete side of being a student-athlete is a privilege and with that the athletics department holds student-athletes to a higher standard. This award recognizes the student-athlete that has excelled in the regular season and during post season competition in their respective sport based on her overall performance and proficiency during the year. Factors such as yearly statistics, records, and other awards help determine the recipient.

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Jim Morris Champions of Character Award

The Jim Morris Champion of Character Award is given annually to a student-athlete who exemplifies strong moral character, sportsmanship and the core values of the NAIA’s Champion of Character program as voted by members of the IU Southeast Athletic Department. This premier award is given annually during the Champions Dinner and is dedicated in the name of former men’s basketball head coach and athletic director Jim Morris. Morris joined IU Southeast in 1975 and retired in 2000. He is credited with building the IU Southeast Athletic program into what it is today. This award named in his honor recognizes a deserving student-athlete who best represents what our scholar-athletes have to offer to the community, and who embodies all that Coach Morris stands for and taught his student-athletes for many years.

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Grenadier Gratitude Award

The Grenadier Gratitude Award is designed to recognize individuals who, though they never competed as a student-athlete for IU Southeast, have made significant contributions of time and resources to the university's athletic programs. This award represents a tremendous appreciation for these individuals. The recipient and all of their support serve as a continuing reminder of the important value college athletics brings to the university and its students, faculty, alumni, and community.

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Distinguished Athletic Alumni Award

The Distinguished Athletic Alumni Award recognizes former Grenadier student-athletes who, subsequent to graduation, have distinguished themselves by making significant professional and/or volunteer contributions to society and to their community. Through selfless work, and demonstrating exceptional initiative, leadership, generosity, and compassion, the recipient has touched and improved the lives of others, personifying the Indiana University motto, "Fulfilling the Promise."

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2015 Award
Recipients

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Marcus Howard
Male Athlete of the Year
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Summer Sanders
Jim Morris Champion of Character
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Heather Wheat
Female Athlete of the Year
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Bob Lane
Grenadier Gratitude Award
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Craig Dunaway
Distinguished Athletic Alumni Award

 

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