ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Will Golson
Will Golson (BA)
» Played in 53 games and made 45 starts as a freshman
» Hit .290, the third highest average on the team
» Tallied a team-high 16 multi-hit games to help lead the Rebels to their 13th postseason appearance in the last 15 years
» Named SEC Freshman of the Week after hitting .389 and helping Ole Miss win a series vs. then-No. 1 Florida
Javon Patterson
Javon Patterson (FB)
» Played in 12 games with six starts on the O-line (4 at left guard, 2 at right guard)
» Helped Ole Miss lead the SEC and rank top 10 in the nation in scoring, total offense and passing
» Started at left guard in his first career SEC game on the road and helped Ole Miss upend the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide
Braden Thornberry
Braden Thornberry (MGO)
» Finished tied for 4th at the Seminole Intercollegiate
» Leads the team with a season-low round of 18 score of 5-under 67
» Earned his first top-10 finish the third tournament of the season at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate, home of the 2017 U.S. Open
» Has three top-20 finishes, two top-10 and one top-5 as a freshman
Elantra Cox
Elantra Cox (SB)
» Team's offensive leader in nearly every category (.378 average, 62 hits, 34 runs, 30 SB)
» Came up four stolen bases shy of breaking the single season record with 30, pacing the way for the team that broke the then school record with 90 in the season
» All-SEC Freshman selection after hitting .378 on the season, sixth-best in a single season, and also had 18 multiple-hit games
CeCe Kizer
CeCe Kizer (WSO)
» One of the most prolific freshmen in school history; named SEC
» Freshman of the Year, becoming the first Rebel to earn the honor since 2005
» Named a First Team All-American by TopDrawerSoccer.com
» Named the No. 6 freshman in the nation according to the site's top 100 player rankings
» Nation's leading freshman scorer with 14 goals, that also ranked third in the SEC and 18th nationally; scored the eighth-most goals of any Rebel in a single season, including the third-most by a freshman in school history; named to the NSCAA All-South Region First Team
Kathryn Cather
Kathryn Cather (VB)
» Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team
» Played in all 32 matches, started 27
» Finished with a .253 hitting percentage
» Helped lead the Rebels to a school-record 13 home wins
MOST VALUABLE REBEL
Kelly
Chad Kelly (FB)
» Sugar Bowl MVP
» All-SEC second team QB
» Led SEC in passing (310.9 ypg, 10th in nation), total offense (349.4 ypg, 7th in nation), passing touchdowns (31, 9th in nation) and points responsible for (246, 7th in nation)
» Broke or tied 14 Ole Miss single-season records
» Third-most total yards (4,542) and passing yards (4,042) in a season in SEC history
Walling
Ryan Walling (MTRK)
» First team All-American in the indoor 5000m (placed 7th at the NCAA Indoor Championships)
» Cliff Harper Trophy winner (most points at SEC indoor meet)
» SEC Champion in the indoor 3000m and 5000m (first Rebel man to ever win two individual SEC indoor titles at the same meet)
» Shattered the school record in the indoor 5000m (13:39.44)
» Helped Ole Miss to its best SEC indoor finish since 1984
Moody
Stefan Moody (MBB)
» Two time first team All-SEC honoree and back-to-back C Spire Howell Trophy award winner
» Led the SEC in scoring and ranked fifth in the nation at 23.6 ppg
» Fifth-fastest player in reach 1,000 career points in Ole Miss history
» Became only the fifth player in Ole Miss history and the 26th player in SEC history to top 700 points in a season
» Finished 6 assists shy of joining LSU's Pete Maravich as the only two players in SEC history with 700 points and 150 assists in a single season
Saunders
Raven Saunders (WTRK)
» In her first year at Ole Miss, broke the all-time collegiate shot put record with a toss of 19.23m/63-1.25 - the furthest ever by an NCAA woman indoor or outdoor
» SEC Champion in the shot put
» Second team All-American in the shot put
» Broke indoor school records in the shot put and weight throw
CeCe Kizer
CeCe Kizer (WSO)
» One of the most prolific freshmen in school history; named SEC
» Freshman of the Year, becoming the first Rebel to earn the honor since 2005
» Named a First Team All-American by TopDrawerSoccer.com
» Named the No. 6 freshman in the nation according to the site's top 100 player rankings
» Nation's leading freshman scorer with 14 goals, that also ranked third in the SEC and 18th nationally; scored the eighth-most goals of any Rebel in a single season, including the third-most by a freshman in school history; named to the NSCAA All-South Region First Team
Weisz
Alison Weisz (RFL)
» Bronze medalist in air rifle at the NCAA Championships
» Earned All-America honors in air rifle
» Became the fifth All-American in program history
» Took third in air rifle at the GARC Championships
» Tied the school record in air rifle at the GARC Championships
» Earned GARC All-Conference honors in air rifle
» CRCA All-American Scholar
COACH OF THE YEAR
Freeze
Hugh Freeze (FB)
» Led Ole Miss to a 10-3 season and a win in the Allstate Sugar Bowl over Oklahoma State
» Directed Ole Miss to wins over Alabama, Auburn and LSU in the same season for the first time in school history, while also adding SEC victories over Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt
» Ole Miss earned the road win in Tuscaloosa over (eventual national champion) Alabama for the second time in program history and the first since 1988
» The Rebels' five wins over ranked opponents were most in school history
» Ole Miss broke or tied a whopping 64 team and individual statistical records
Smith
Connie Price-Smith (MTRK)
» In her first season as the head track & field coach at Ole Miss, helped the Rebel men match their best SEC indoor result in school history (third place)
» Directed a men's team that scored a program-record 80.5 points at the SEC indoor meet
» Ole Miss earned five SEC indoor individual titles, most at a conference meet in school history
» Six Rebels earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships, tied for most in school history
Mott
Matt Mott (WSOC)
» Coached the 2015 Rebels into the NCAA Tournament for the second time under his watch, advancing on to the Sweet 16 after finishing the season ranked 16th nationally, the highest-ever finish for the program
» Helped lead a charge that included back-to-back wins against top-10 opponents in No. 10 South Carolina and Auburn, which surged the Rebels to their highest-ever ranking of 12th midway through the season
» Coached three All-SEC honorees including SEC Freshman of the Year CeCe Kizer, along with juniors Addie Forbus and Jessica Hiskey
» After being picked 10th in the SEC Preseason Poll, Mott led the program to a third-place finish in the league
» Led the club off the pitch as well as the Rebels earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 year for the fifth-straight season. As a team the Rebels posted an impressive cumulative GPA of 3.71 during the 2014-15 year, which was the highest in the SEC by a substantial margin
Smith
Connie Price-Smith (WTRK)
» Led Raven Saunders to the SEC title in the indoor shot put
» Two Rebels earned All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships
HOTTYTODDY AWARD
Samantha Sanders
Samantha Sanders (WSOC)
Shandricka Sessom
Shandricka Sessom (WBB)
Nicole Park
Nicole Park (WTRK)
Natalie Martinez
Natalie Martinez (SB)
Dylan Day
Dylan Day (MTRK)
Cale Luke
Cale Luke (FB)
Matt Denny
Matt Denny (BA)
Forrest Gamble
Forrest Gamble (MGO)
TEAM OF THE YEAR
Football
» Went 10-3 with a win in the Allstate Sugar Bowl over Oklahoma State
» Defeated Alabama, Auburn and LSU in the same season for the first time in school history, while also adding SEC victories over Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt
» Earned the road win in Tuscaloosa over (eventual national champion) Alabama for the second time in program history and the first since 1988
» The five wins over ranked opponents were most in school history
» Broke or tied a whopping 64 team and individual statistical records
Men's Indoor Track & Field
» The Rebel men matched their best SEC indoor result in school history (third place)
» Scored a program-record 80.5 points at the SEC indoor meet
» SEC Champions in the mile, 3000m, 5000m and distance medley relay - becoming the only school besides Arkansas to ever sweep all the distance races at the SEC indoor meet
» Five Rebels earned first team All-America honors at the NCAA Indoor Championships - including the best ever national result in the distance medley relay (third place)
Soccer
» Advanced to the Sweet 16 for the first time in school history after totaling 14 wins, third-most in school history; Won seven SEC games, which stand tied as second-most in program history
» Won back-to-back games over top-10 teams in No. 10 South Carolina and No. 10 Auburn, launching the Rebels to 12th in the national polls, highest in program history
» After topping Murray State, 1-0, in the NCAA First Round game in Oxford snapping the Racers 11-game win streak, Ole Miss took down the hosts Clemson, 5-4, in penalty kicks in the Friday night round of 32 contest that setup the All-SEC showdown in the Sweet 16
» The Rebels tallied Two CoSIDA Academic All-America selections, three CoSIDA Academic All-District Selections, three All-SEC honorees, three NSCAA All-South Region honorees, an SEC Freshman of the Year and five SEC Player of the Week honors
Softball
» Tied school record with 30 wins
» Shattered every offensive record under first-year head coach Mike Smith
» Won the series against No. 24 Mississippi State, the first series win over the Bulldogs in five years, and the first time since 2009 winning a series over a ranked team
» Appearance in the SEC tournament was just the fourth overall, breaking a streak of seven-straight years without advancing to the postseason
GAME OF THE YEAR
Women's Soccer
» Ole Miss vs. Clemson advanced to the Sweet 16
Football
» Ole Miss' 42-37 road victory at Alabama
Women's Basketball
» Buzzer beater to defeat Vanderbilt in SEC opener
Baseball
» Ole Miss sweeps Mississippi State
PLAY OF THE YEAR
Baseball
» Colby Bortles grand slam to force extra innings leading to a win over No. 1 Vanderbilt
Football
» Quincy Adeboyejo's "Tip Six vs. Alabama"
Women's Basketball
» Erika Sisk's buzzer beater against Vanderbilt to give Ole Miss a win in the final game at Tad Smith Coliseum
Women's Soccer
» Rebels take a 2-1 2OT win over Arkansas after a goal from defender Maddie Friedmann at 109:59 which is the last possible time you can score a goal in collegiate soccer
COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARD
Baseball Football
Men's Golf Men's Tennis
Rife Women's Basketball
Women's Golf Women's Track and Field

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: A standout freshman who demonstrated outstanding athletic performance on the field. This award is solely based on performance and results throughout their season.
MOST VALUABLE REBEL: An overall standout athlete who demonstrated outstanding athletic performance on the field and has been instrumental to the team's success. This award is solely based on performance and results throughout their 2014 season.
COACH OF THE YEAR: A head coach who has had significant impact on their team's success and/or has aided in the teams great improvement over the last season.
TEAM OF THE YEAR: A team that has had tremendous success over the last season or has improved greatly from the season before. The team of the year is calculated based on their athletic, academic and community service performance during 2014.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARDS: The team that has been involved in the community above and beyond what is required.

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