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Texas Tech's Brightest Honored at Annual TECHSPY Awards

Toddrick Gotcher and Jenna Allen (Source: TTU Athletics) Toddrick Gotcher and Jenna Allen (Source: TTU Athletics)

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LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech men's basketball standout Toddrick Gotcher was named the Male Student-Athlete of the Year while volleyball's Jenna Allen collected Female Student-Athlete of the Year honors Monday night at the annual TECHSPY Awards held inside Allen Theater.

Over 200 student-athletes were recognized for their performance not only on the playing field but also in the classroom during Tech's annual celebration of its best and brightest from the 2015 fall and spring semesters.

"The TECHSPY Awards are a great way for us to highlight all the accomplishments of our student-athletes," said Felicia Martin, Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services. "Our student-athletes succeed in both the classroom as well as the playing field, and they do amazing work in the community. Our student-athletes are winners in every sense of the word and this night is our way of recognizing that success."

The award for outstanding community service was presented to Adrian Gregory's softball program while women's track and field athlete Andi Morgan received the Margaret E. Wilson award as well as the Big 12 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement honor.

Tech also honored its top graduating seniors for each sport: Bethany Hale (soccer), Justis Nelson (football), Andi Morgan (women's track and field), Jenna Allen (volleyball), Matias Dominguez (men's golf), Jordan Bettiol (softball), Sarah Toti (women's tennis), Tyler Floyd (baseball), Jamie Roe (women's basketball), Kory Mauritsen (men's track and field), Stephanie Bertelsen (women's golf) and Evan Nix (men's tennis).

On the athletic side of the awards, soccer All-American Janine Beckie was named the Female TECHSPY while JaCorian Duffield, the 2015 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Champion in the high jump, collected Male TECHSPY honors.

Beckie also received the prestigious Jeannine McHaney award while she and her teammates were recognized as the Women's Team of the Year after claiming the program's first Big 12 Tournament title and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth-consecutive season.

The Red Raiders' successful season also earned head coach Tom Stone Women's Coach of the Year honors while track and field's Wes Kittley was recognized as the top coach on the men's side. Kittley led the Red Raiders, who were named the Men's Team of the Year, to a runner-up finish at both the 2015 Big 12 Indoor and Outdoor Championships and a fifth-place finish at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Championships.

Awards were also presented to athletics staff members and on-campus groups for their work throughout the year. Sports dietician Dayna McCutchin received the Athletic Administrator Appreciation award while the R.I.S.E. Office (Risk Intervention & Safety Education) earned the Title IX award and University Career Services garnered the Helping Hand award by Fearless Champions Leadership Academy.

The athletic awards presented in tonight's banquet were voted on by participating student-athletes, coaches and athletic department employees while the academic awards were chosen by athletic academic staff. The TECHSPYS are an annual event coordinated by the Athletic Academic Services department.


Team Community Service Award: Softball

Jeannine McHaney Award: Janine Beckie, Soccer

Women's Team of the Year: Soccer

Men's Team of the Year: Men's Track & Field

Red Raider Congeniality Award: Toddrick Gotcher, Men's Basketball

Male Good Citizen Award: Toddrick Gotcher, Men's Basketball

Female Good Citizen Award: Maggy Mulholland, Women's Track & Field

Fearless Champions Leadership Academic Helping Hand Award: University Career Services

Margaret E. Wilson Award: Andi Morgan, Women's Track & Field

Men's Coach of the Year: Wes Kittley, Track & Field

Women's Coach of the Year: Tom Stone, Soccer

Big 12 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award: Andi Morgan, Women's Track & Field

Title IX Award: R.I.S.E (Risk Intervention & Safety Education) Office

Strength & Conditioning Workhorse Award: Talor Nunez (Football), Michael Davis (Baseball), Toddrick Gotcher (Men's Basketball), Kirsten Schwirtlich (Softball), Sarah Brown (Women's Golf), Hannes Ronneblad (Men's Golf), Viershanie Latham (Women's Track & Field), Bradley Adkins (Men's Track), Evan Nix (Men's Tennis), Sara Dvorak (Women's Tennis), Jamie Roe (Women's Basketball), Lauren Watson (Soccer), Lauren Douglass (Volleyball)

Athletic Administrator Appreciation Award: Dayna McCutchin, Sports Dietician

Male TECHSPY: JaCorian Duffield, Men's Track & Field

Female TECHSPY: Janine Beckie, Soccer

Male Student-Athlete of the Year: Toddrick Gotcher, Men's Basketball

Female Student-Athlete of the Year: Jenna Allen, Volleyball

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