Blue & Gold Awards VI Set For September 23
Madonna - Thu, Jul. 12, 2012
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LIVONIA, Mich. - - The nominees for the sixth annual Blue and Gold Awards have been released and all 11 of Madonna University's athletic teams are represented among the nominees.

The awards ceremony is slated for Sunday, September 23 and will once again be held at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. 2012 marks the third year the event that highlights the best and brightest Crusader Athletics has to offer will be held at Suburban Collection Showplace.

Awards will be presented in 13 categories and fans will have a chance to vote on who they think should take home the hardware via polls on In addition to the awards listed below, awards will be presented for One Shining Moment along with male and female winners in: Scholar-Athlete, Scholar Team, Champion of Character, the Sister Rose Marie Kujawa Leadership Award.

Once again the highest honor the Madonna Athletic Department bestows upon a student-athlete – Mister and Miss Crusader – will cap off the evening. Mister and Miss Crusader go to the male and female student-athlete who distinguish themselves in competition but are even more impressive in their academic achievements and leadership qualities.

Tickets for the annual event are $20 per person. All tickets must be purchased by September 16 as no tickets will be available at the event.

The nominees for the 2012 Blue and Gold Awards are below.

Female Rookie of the Year
Ashley Parent – Soccer
Michelle Lindsey – Basketball
Angela Pavilanis – Softball
Bianca Kubicki – Cross Country
Chelsea Collura – Golf

Male Rookie of the Year
Joe Carver – Soccer
Adrian Motta – Soccer
Andy Myers – Golf
Eoghann Stephens – Basketball
Matthew Cook – Baseball

Male Athlete of the Year
Bobby Naubert – Basketball
Vince Carango – Golf
Adrian Motta – Soccer
Jeremy Gooding – Baseball

Female Athlete of the Year
Karie Altman – Volleyball
Evia Prieditis – Volleyball
Michelle Hall – Golf
Jackie Barley – Softball
Bianca Kubicki – Cross Country

Coach of the Year
Eric Scott – Men's Soccer
Al White – Softball
Steve Mato – Men's Golf
Scott Marzolino – Women's Golf

Male Team of the Year
Men's Basketball

Female Team of the Year
Cross Country

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