Nine Honored At 19th Annual Red Tie Dinner & Auction Awards

January 24, 2016 - bbq set

ROGERS, Ark. — Andrew Benintendi pronounced he done his preference to be a Hog after visiting Arkansas and witnessing a electric atmosphere during Baum Stadium while sitting behind home image there during a ball game.

Teni Butler and Dominique Scott both removed how Fayetteville immediately “felt like home” and that Arkansas’s coaches, world-class comforts and pleasing campus were a determining factors that helped them turn Razorbacks.

These were usually some of a personal and relocating stories 9 Razorback student-athletes common with a packaged throng during a John Q. Hammons Convention Center Saturday night during a 19th Annual Red Tie Dinner and Auction Awards.

Red Tie is a premiere fundraising eventuality for a Razorback Foundation, where student-athletes are respected for their well-developed opening on a margin and in a classroom via their collegiate career.

The 2015-2016 honorees include:

Athlete of a Year
Dominique Scott (Female Athlete of a Year, women’s lane and field)
Andrew Benintendi (Male Athlete of a Year, baseball)

Spirit of a Razorback
Summar Roachell (Female Spirit of a Razorback, women’s golf)
Brandon Allen (Male Spirit of a Razorback, football) and Bobby Portis (Male Spirit of a Razorback, men’s basketball

Teni Butler (Female Scholar-Athlete of a Year, soccer) and Maddie Monroe (Female Scholar-Athlete of a Year, swimming and diving)
Brooks Ellis (Male Scholar-Athlete of a Year, football) and Christian Heymsfield (Male Scholar-Athlete of a Year, men’s lane and field)

Razorback Foundation supporters also easily bid on several high-profile live auction items, including cooking for 10 with Arkansas football conduct manager Bret Bielema and his wife, Jen, with food prepared by Food Network Star personality and BBQ Blitz TV-show horde and cook Eddie Jackson.

Other equipment offering adult for auction were cooking with Arkansas basketball conduct manager Mike Anderson; a VIP outing to accompany a Razorback football group to an divided diversion during possibly Auburn or TCU in a arriving football season; a selling debauch during Blakeman’s Jewelry; and a VIP cooking during a homes of Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long, and Arkansas conduct coaches Lance Harter, Chris Bucknam, and Dave Van Horn.

More information on a particular student-athlete honorees and their accomplishments can be found below:

Andrew Benintendi
Earned USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award as a tip pledge ball actor in a republic … target of a Dick Howser Award that recognizes a nation’s tip collegiate ball actor … Earned SEC Player of a Year honors and National Player of a Year honors by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America … Named SEC Male Athlete of a Year, a fourth Arkansas actor to ever win a endowment … Became third tip MLB breeze collect in propagandize history, taken No. 7 altogether by a Boston Red Sox … Was initial Arkansas actor to win SEC or National Player of a Year honors … Became third actor in story of Southeastern Conference to lead a fasten in home runs and batting normal … Only actor in SEC story to win a batting title, home run crown, and be named a SEC Player of a Year by fasten conduct coaches … In Arkansas propagandize history, a actor has never strike 15 home runs and stolen 20 bases in a season, and Benintendi achieved a attainment in a initial 47 games.

Dominique Scott
Two-time National Champion in a stretch miscellany send and 3,000-meter run … two-time china medalist in a 5,000 and 10,000-meter run … Named National Indoor Track Athlete of a Year and a seven-time First Team All-American … three-time NCAA South Central Runner of a Year for indoor and outside lane and margin and cranky republic … NCAA South Central Regional Champion for cranky republic … Five-time SEC champion in a mile, 1500, 3000 and 5000-meter run and cranky republic … three-time SEC Runner of a Year for indoor and outside lane and margin and cranky republic … initial curtain in a story of a SEC to win 3 uninterrupted particular and group titles in 2015 … set 6 module annals in a 1500, 3000, 5000, and 10,000-meter run and a mile.

Brooks Ellis
2013 SEC First Year Honor Roll … SEC Honor Roll (4.0 GPA) for a Spring 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters … 3.77 accumulative GPA … Named to a 2015 Academic All-District 6 First Team by a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), that recognizes a nation’s tip student-athletes for their total performances on a margin and in a classroom … was Wuerffel Trophy Nominee for mixing model village use with jaunty and educational feat … second on a football group in tackles (80) and ranking ninth in a SEC … has warranted 8 or some-more tackles 11 times in his career and 5 double-figure performances … second on a group in a following categories: Tackles for detriment (5.5), career interceptions (3) and quarterback hurries (3).

Christian Heymsfield
Named SEC Scholar-Athlete of a Year for cranky republic … SEC Cross Country runner-up … comparison First Team All-SEC for cranky republic … NCAA Elite 89 personality in 2014 and repeat personality in 2015 (renamed to NCAA Elite 90) … 2015 Spring SEC Honor Roll … Holds 4.0 GPA … National Science Foundation endowment personality … Research Experience Undergraduate (NSF REU) during a Colorado Center for Bio-refining and Bio-products.

Maddie Monroe
Earned 3.86 GPA while majoring in automatic engineering with a teenager in production and math … now operative on comparison pattern plan for Tyson Foods … volunteers on normal 15 hours a division and coached Prairie Grove float group this summer … binds module record in 200 freestyle, 200 giveaway relay, 400 giveaway relay, 800 giveaway send and 400 miscellany send … has done dual uninterrupted NCAA Championship appearance.

Teni Butler
Maintains 3.94 GPA as a chemical engineering vital with a teenager in Spanish … inaugurated University of Arkansas Freshman Engineer of a Year in 2013 … has done a SEC Academic Honor Roll each division in further to a Chancellor’s and Dean’s List … awarded an Honors College Study Abroad extend to investigate renewable and tolerable appetite forms in Pamplona, Spain over a summer of 2013 … participated in a 10-day complete renewable appetite investigate with a GREEN Program Iceland Edition … group deputy in a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) … worked for Chords For a Cause and orderly and achieved in 3 apart advantage concerts (two in Fayetteville, Ark. and one in her hometown of Chattanooga, Tenn.) … has privately lifted $1,700 in 2015 for charities by her song … participated in Razorback Soccer Clinics to assistance deliver college soccer to internal youth.

Brandon Allen
Earned 3.60 GPA … set module annals for many touchdown passes in a diversion (7, opposite Mississippi State in 2015) and altogether career (63) … named SEC Player of a Week on Nov. 9 … two-time Manning Award Quarterback of a Week personality … named AutoZone National Player of a Week by a Football Writers Association of America on Nov. 10 … leads a SEC with 29 touchdown passes and a passer rating of 165.18 … Named one of 12 finalists for a Manning Award for 2015-16 … usually three-time personality of Manning Award Quarterback of a Week this deteriorate … set module record with 6 touchdown passes opposite Auburn in four-overtime win before violation it dual weeks after with 7 touchdown passes opposite Mississippi State, a many by an FBS quarterback this deteriorate and equaled an SEC record … finished month of Nov with 14 touchdown passes, good for third-highest in a republic during that time, and a many by an SEC quarterback given 2012 … surpassed Ryan Mallett as Arkansas’ career personality in touchdown passes (63) and tied 20th all-time in SEC story … became third actor in Arkansas story to chuck for 3,000 yards in a deteriorate … his 3 400-yard games are a module best … will enter a Liberty Bowl second in Arkansas story in pass completions (563) and attempts (990), third in execution commission (56.9) and fourth in yards (7,148).

Bobby Portis
Wooden Award Final 15 … Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Finalist (five players) … Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist (14 players) … Lute Olson Award Finalist (21 players) … Associated Press SEC Player of a Year … SEC Player of a Year (coaches) … USBWA All-District VII Player of a Year … SEC Player of a Year … Associated Press All-America Second Team … USBWA All-America Second Team … Sporting News All-America Third Team … Associated Press All-SEC First Team (unanimous) … All-SEC First Team (coaches) … USBWA All-District VII Team … NABC All-District 21 First Team … All-SEC First Team … second Razorback to be named SEC Player of a Year … usually a third sophomore to strech a 1,000-point plateau, fasten Todd Day (1990) and Scotty Thurman (1994) … initial actor in module story with 5 true double-doubles in SEC unchanging deteriorate movement … module record 9 double-doubles in SEC play … initial actor in module story with 30 points and 10 rebounds in an SEC diversion … initial actor in module story to go for 18+ points and 7+ rebounds in 6 true games given Corliss Williamson in 1994 … usually fifth actor to record mixed 30-point games in his career opposite SEC opponents … had 27-game double figure scoring strain that surpassed Todd Day’s 25-game streak.

Summar Roachell
Was tip womanlike prepster in Arkansas when she sealed with a Razorbacks … has done a cut in all Razorback contest appearances and helped a group win one contest pretension and 3 top-3 group finishes … is a 2015-16 selling chair for a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee … really active in village service; has participated in a following events: Book Hawgs, Sweat Hawgs, Canned Food Drive, Shop With SAAC, Ronald McDonald House, Jones Center Golf Tournament, Trick or Treat 5k, Jingle Bell Run For Arthritis, First Tee Trick or Treat Open, Potter House, Volunteer during First Tee of Central Arkansas … OK Kids Korral, Vender for Education Golf Tournament

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