Looking Back At Rebels' Choice Awards 2011

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May 1, 2011

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 A new tradition in Ole Miss Athletics began on April 11, as the red carpet was rolled out for the inaugural Rebels' Choice Awards.

The semi-formal event was held at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts and honored athletics achievement from the past year. With Rebel student-athletes and staff dressed to the nines, the evening began on the red carpet before the show kicked off.

The Rebels' Choice Awards included 14 categories in which the winners were selected by Ole Miss' Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and three additional awards were determined by an online fan vote. Winners are listed below.

Emceed by ESPN announcer Clay Matvick, the event included video highlights of the athletics year, the music of the band Deliverance and an outrageous performance by football player Jacob Hickman. However it was the winners' acceptance speeches that generated the most excitement.

The awards show was part of Ole Miss' festivities for National Student-Athlete Day, which is celebrated during the month of April.

 

2011 REBELS' CHOICE AWARDS
Men's Rookie of the Year: Ricky Robertson, track and field
Women's Rookie of the Year: Valencia McFarland, basketball
Men's Community Outreach Award: Lee Moore, track and field
Women's Community Outreach Award: Juliana Smith, track and field
Men's Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Lee Moore, track and field
Women's Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Gabby Rangel, tennis
Men's Hotty Toddy (Spirit) Award: Tucker Vorster, tennis
Women's Hotty Toddy (Spirit) Award: Morgan Springer, volleyball
Men's Coach of the Year: Billy Chadwick, tennis
Women's Coach of the Year: Joe Getzin, volleyball
Men's Most Valuable Rebel: Barnabas Kirui, track and field
Women's Most Valuable Rebel: Regina Thomas, volleyball
Men's Team of the Year: Tennis
Women's Team of the Year: Tennis

Fan Vote
Play of the Year: Chris Warren, men's basketball, vs. Kentucky
Game of the Year: Men's basketball vs. Kentucky
Fan Favorite: Jerrell Powe, football

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