(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
PROVO, Utah – BYU women’s basketball celebrated the 2013-14 season at the 11th annual Y Awards ceremony Wednesday night at the Marriott Center.
The women’s team was honored with three of the most prestigious awards of the night, including Coach of the Year, Women’s Team of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year (Jennifer Hamson). Lexi Eaton also picked up the Comeback Player of the Year award.
Below is a list of the awards won:
Coach of the Year— Jeff Judkins
Women’s Team of the Year— 2013-14 women’s basketball
Female Athlete of the Year— Jennifer Hamson
Given to the female athlete who demonstrates the competitive spirit of desire, dedication and determination, leading her to the top of competition and serving as an inspiration to both teammates and fans.
· 2014 WCC Player and Defensive Player of the Year, WCC All-Tournament Team and a three-time WCC Player of the Week
· Nationally ranked first in blocked shots, 11th in double-doubles, 16th in field goal percentage and 14th in rebounds per game; also ranks third all-time at BYU in rebounds (965), second all-time in blocks (340), ninth all-time in points (1,437)
· Led the team in points (17.7), rebounds (11.5) and blocks (4.2), and had the team’s best field goal percentage (.566, 224-396)
Other finalists: Cloee Colohon (soccer), Alexa Gray (women’s volleyball).
Comeback Player of the Year— Lexi Eaton
Given to the athlete (male or female) who has overcome incredible odds to succeed as a Cougar Athlete.
· Returned to the starting lineup after suffering a season-ending ACL injury eight games into the 2012-13 season
· All-WCC First Team
· A two-year starter and the team’s second-leading scorer (16.8 points per game), had the second-most steals on the team (31), had the team’s best free throw percentage, shooting .834 (171-205), recorded double figures in 27 games and had 10 games where she tallied 20-plus points, picking up a career-best 31 points against Santa Clara
Other finalists: Niki Fernandes (soccer), Taysom Hill (football).