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WAU - Mon, Apr. 24, 2017

Takoma Park, MD- The Washington Adventist University athletics department held its annual banquet last week in Morrison Chapel. The banquet honored the Shock student-athletes for their season accomplishments. 

The eight  teams each had awards for most improved player, most valuable player, and coaches award. In addition they recognized a male and female athlete of the year for their accomplishments.The male athlete of the year award winner was Brian Bridgeforth who averaged a nightly double-double and led the Shock to the 2017 A.I.I. Conference Championship. Bridgeforth, was a pivotal member of the men's basketball team that was nationally ranked the entire season in NAIA Division II. The female athlete of the year award winner was Aaliyah Payton who led the team in goals scored and helped clinch a spot in the 2017 USCAA National Tournament. 

The coach of the year award was given to head men's basketball coach Patrick E. Crarey, II. Crarey, guided the Shock to a program best 22-8 season, a national ranking, reached 100 career wins, captured the 2017 A.I.I. Conference Championship, and back-to-back national tournament appearances.