LETU Athletics announces award winners
The LeTourneau athletics department announced the recipients of its 2011-12 awards at the university's chapel service Monday.
The department honored Carlos Cantu and Christin Mickelboro as the university's Male and Female Athletes of the Year, and then recognized Cantu and Nicole Tammelin as the Scholar-Athletes of the Year.
Women's basketball player La'Queda Davis was the recipient of the Roger Erickstad Award. The Erickstad award is given to the student-athlete who portrays Christian leadership in the community, on campus, in the classroom and in athletics.
Cantu, a member of the men's tennis team, went 15-5 as LeTourneau's flight one singles player. Cantu also teamed with Josh Bailey to go 12-6 in flight one doubles competition.
After four seasons with the LeTourneau softball team, Mickelboro has etched her name in the school record books. The Longview native finishes her athletic tenure as the career leader in nine offensive categories, including batting average (.417), home runs (30), RBIs (137) and slugging percentage (.744).
Tammelin, a women's soccer player from Vestal, N.Y., was a four-year letterwinner with the YellowJackets. She was the starting goalkeeper for three seasons before a hip injury moved her to the field for her senior season in 2011. Tammelin ranks second all-time in wins at LeTourneau.
Davis, a four-year letterwinner, graduated in 2011 and began graduate classes at LeTourneau while competing as a senior. She averaged nearly eight points per game during her career.
Cantu was also one of eight student-athletes who recognized as part "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." Also honored were Aubrey Couvillion, Jourdan Glover, Ashley McPhail (softball), Miranda Lamb (women's tennis), Nicole Leman (women's cross country), Jake Miller (men's basketball) and Brendan Palmer (men's cross country).