Kingsport, TN. - The Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) released the 2016-17 end of the year award winners Monday at the annual CAA/FAR Conference meetings, in Kingsport, TN.
Tennessee Wesleyan took home the AAC Duard Walker All-Sports Trophy for the third year in a row and for the fifth time in the last six years. Tennessee Wesleyan also won both the Men's and Women's All-Sports Trophy, marking the second time (2014-15) it swept all three awards. Click here for the complete scoring. "It's an honor to have won this trophy 5 of the last 6 years", noted TWU Athletic Director Donny Mayfield. "Our student athletes and coaches continue to put forth great effort to maintain athletic excellence in the AAC."
Grant Willhite of Tennessee Wesleyan was named the AAC FAR of the Year. He has excelled as being the faculty athletic representative, and this past semester, he served Tennessee Wesleyan as the interim Academic Dean while continuing to serve as the FAR. "Dr. Whillhite has been a tremendous assest to our athletic department for over a decade now serving as FAR. He puts in countless hours reviewing the academic progress of our student athletes as it relates to athletic eligibility", said Donny Mayfield. "I am humbled and honored to be named the AAC FAR of the Year in a conference with great academic leadership. I have enjoyed working with the TWU athletic staff and our student athletes, and I take great pride in being a part of an athletic program that not only has great athletic success, but also keeps focus on the academic success of our student athletes", added Dr. Grant Willhite.