May 4, 2012
Kansas City, MO – The first annual Avila University Athletics Banquet took place April 30 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church just down the road from the campus of Avila University. The banquet honored all Eagle athletes with freshmen receiving participation certificates, sophomores a stitched letter, juniors an Eagles athletic watch, and seniors receiving an Eagles trophy.
The athletic department also selected overall Male & Female Athletes of the Year and Freshman Male & Female Athletes of the Year. Members of the athletic department staff nominated and selected athletes for those honors. The award winners are as follows:
Female Athlete of the Year – Torie Murillo (Women’s Basketball)
Male Athlete of the Year – Tyler Cardwell (Football)
Freshman Female Athlete of the Year – Jamie Nilica (Women’s Soccer)
Freshman Male Athlete of the Year – Curtis Churchman (Men’s Basketball)
Avila University is a private, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs. Avila University is located at 119th and Wornall Rd in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo.