SAA Man and Woman of the Year

The Southern Athletic Association, in partnership with the Wessex Hotels, bestows a Man and Woman of the Year award following the conclusion of each academic year.

In a joint effort to honor the Southern Athletic Association's most elite student-athletes, Wessex Hotels and the SAA partnered to create the annual SAA Man and Woman of the Year. The awards, selected by a committee comprised of Wessex and SAA representatives, are given to the senior class male and female nominees who best exemplify traits of leadership, character, athletic and academic success.

The SAA Man and Woman of the Year awards are the highest honors the league bestows, and a ceremony to celebrate the recipients and their families is held following the announcement.

The criteria for SAA Man and Woman of the Year nominees included that they must be a senior with no eligibility remaining, they must have been named First Team All-SAA in the sport in which in the participated during their athletic careers, and they must have qualified for the SAA Academic Honor Roll during their tenure as a student-athlete. Additionally, SAA Man and Woman of the Year candidates are expected to be involved in their local community in some meaningful way.

Sewanee's Nominees (winners in BOLD):

2019 - Jack Gray (Men's Tennis) | Meghan Symonds (Women's Golf)

Coverage:
Sewanee Athletics Release
SAA Conference Release

 

2018 - Drew Mancuso (Baseball) | Clementina Davila (Women's Tennis)

 

2017 - Avery Schober (Men's Tennis) | Caty Hueske (Women's Swimming & Diving)

 

2016 - Eric Roddy (Men's Tennis) | Emily Javadi (Women's Golf)

Coverage:
Sewanee Athletics Release (Roddy)
Sewanee Athletics Release (Javadi)
SAA Conference Release (Roddy)
SAA Conference Release (Javadi)

 

2015 - Brian Glatt (Men's Swimming & Diving) | Bronte Goodhue (Women's Tennis)

Coverage:
Sewanee Athletics Release
SAA Conference Release

 

2014 - Michael Morris (Men's Lacrosse) | Astrid Escobar (Women's Swimming & Diving)

 

2013 - Phillip Link (Men's Swimming & Diving) | Jenny Liles (Women's Tennis)

Coverage:
Sewanee Athletics Release
SAA Conference Release