UT Dallas Honors Student-Athletes of the Year
Apr. 26, 2010
UT Dallas recognized the 206 student-athletes that competed during the 2009-10 year at the Athletic Department's annual All-Sports Banquet on Sunday.
Niki Calverley and Scott Rodgers, winners of the Student-Athlete of the Year Award, are flanked by volleyball coach Marci Sanders and men's basketball coach Terry Butterfield at the award banquet Sunday night.
Basketball standout Scott Rodgers was elected as UT Dallas’ Male Student-Athlete of the Year, while volleyball’s Niki Calverley earned Female Student-Athlete of the Year honors.
Rodgers and Calverley, both All-Conference selections, guided their respective teams into NCAA postseason play.
Rodgers, a UT Dallas Distinguished Scholar-Athlete, was the Comets’ leading scorer (15.5 points per game) and first-ever representative on the elite ASC All-Conference Team. He was also named to the D3HOOPS.COM All-South Region Third Team.
In addition to his accomplishments on the court, Rodgers will depart the basketball program after serving as a three-time ASC Academic All-Conference honoree. Furthermore, he was lionized on the national stage by becoming UT Dallas’ first student-athlete to make the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team.
As the Comets’ setter, Calverley, a junior, led her team to a spotless 25-0 record—the best in all of Division III volleyball—during the 2009 regular season. She not only was placed on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-South Region Team, but also stepped into a spot on the All-American Third Team. Calverley helped UT Dallas defend its ASC title, as she was crowned the MVP of the league playoffs held on the Comets’ home floor.
The All-Sports Banquet was held just one day after all spring sports teams ended their regular season schedules. The event serves as an opportunity for the UT Dallas athletic staff to express its gratitude toward its student-athletes, and to recognize their accomplishments, both athletically and academically.