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Third Annual Iggy's Honor Top Athletes

2008 Iggys
2008 Iggys

April 29, 2008

Los Angeles, CA - The 2008 Iggy Awards, the annual student-athlete awards ceremony, was held on Monday, April 21 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott and honored Loyola Marymount's best in athletic achievement in the 2007-08 year. Freshman Tibor Forai of men's water polo and senior Heather Hughes of women's volleyball took home the evening's top honor as the Male and Female Athletes of the Year.

More than 500 student-athletes, faculty, staff, parents and fans were present for the third annual Iggy's. Overall there were 50 Iggys handed out to more than 40 student-athletes, including honors to each of the 21 varsity program's Athlete of the Year nominee.

Here are the Iggy Winners for 2007-2008.

2008 Community Service Award:
Ali Mitrovich - women's rowing

2008 Pride Award Winners:
Jovan Dansberry, Men's Cheer
Bronwyn Evans, Women's Basketball
Tim Heafner, Men's Water Polo
Heather Hughes, Women's Volleyball
Sydney Johnson, Women's Rowing
Kendra Jones, Women's Cheerleading
Gia Longo, Softball
Michael Lowe, Baseball
Alicia Royal, Women's Swimming
Adam Sloustcher, Men's Soccer
Joslyn Slovek, Women's Soccer
Landon Storaasli, Men's Crew
Sam Tadevosian, Men's Tennis
Tamara Tanner, Women's Tennis
Alex Wike, Women's Water Polo
Jonathan Ziri, Men's Basketball

Strength and Conditioning Awards
Female Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year: Jill Austin - Women's Rowing
Male Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year: Ollie Enos - Baseball
Strength and Conditioning Women's Team of the Year: Women's Basketball
Strength and Conditioning Men's Team of the Year: Men's Crew

2008 Athletic Awards
2008 Female Freshman of the Year Award: Tara Erdmann - Women's Cross Country/Track
2008 Male Freshman of the Year Award: Tibor Forai - Men's Water Polo
2008 Female Newcomer of the Year Award: Becky Stehling - Women's Volleyball
2008 Male Newcomer of the Year Award is: Andy Stevens - Men's Water Polo
2008 Female Most Improved Athlete of the Year Award: Emily Day - Women's Volleyball
2008 Female Most Improved Athlete of the Year Award: Mark Milovic - Men's Water Polo

Athlete of the Year:
2008 Female Athlete of the Year Nominees:
Jill Austin, Women's Rowing
Jamie Bell, Women's Soccer
Amanda DeCoud, Women's Basketball
Heather Hughes, Women's Volleyball
Nicole Hughes, Women's Water Polo
Kendra Jones, Women's Cheerleading
Laura Mickelson, Women's Cross Country/Track
Pavla Mesterova, Women's Tennis
Tiffany Pagano, Women's Softball
Rebecca Plume, Women's Swimming
2008 Female Athlete of the Year: Heather Hughes - Women's Volleyball

2008 Male Athlete of the Year Nominees:
Oscar Contreras, Men's Cheerleading
David Cronin, Men's Crew
Tibor Forai, Men's Water Polo
Orlando Johnson, Men's Basketball
Brian Locke, Men's Golf
Ivan Lopez-Munoz, Men's Tennis
Adam Sloustcher, Men's Soccer
Ryan Wheeler, Baseball
Trevor Wiseman, Men's Cross Country/Track
2008 Male Athlete of the Year: Tibor Forai - Men's Water Polo

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