Soccer Shines at Y Awards

PROVO, Utah -- The 2011 Cougar Club Y Awards were presented Tuesday, April 12, to pay tribute to top student-athletes for their efforts on and off the field. Among the recipients of the awards were women's soccer players Kassidy Shumway and Carlee Payne.

 

The ceremony will be televised nationally on BYUTV on May 14 at a time not yet determined.

Y Award winners and nominees are selected by a vote of their peers and represent the finest accomplishments and performances of the past 12 months.

During that time, BYU teams have won nine Mountain West Conference championships. Individually, Cougar student-athletes have earned 153 All-Conference citations while collecting six MWC Athlete of the Year awards and two Freshman of the Year honors. Cougar coaches have garnered six Coach of the Year accolades. A total of 223 BYU athletes were named to the Academic All-Mountain West team, more than any other Mountain West Conference school.

The Cougars’ success has also been recognized on a national level, with six BYU student-athletes earning All-America honors and four earning Academic All-America recognition. One Cougar – senior Jimmer Fredette – recently earned his sport’s highest honor as the men’s basketball National Player of the Year.

The following are the awards received by soccer standouts Kassidy Shumway and Carlee Payne.

Lu Wallace Outstanding Senior Female Athlete – Kassidy Shumway, Soccer

Given to the senior female athlete who has most clearly demonstrated high athletic and academic performance and sportsmanship

- TopDrawerSoccer.com.com’s Top 100 Player of the Year

- NSCAA All-Pacific Region Third Team

- MWC All-Conference First Team

Female Crowd Pleaser – Carlee Payne, Soccer

Presented to the female athlete whose enthusiasm and outstanding performance have given extra excitement to the crowd

- Named First Team All-American by Soccer America

- Named First Team All-American byTopDrawerSoccer.com

- NSCAA All-Pacific Region Second Team and MWC All-Conference First Team