2017 HOGSPY award winners announced

Weeks twins clean up at HOGSPY Awards

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It was a night to remember for Arkansas Razorback student-athletes, coaches, spirit squad, and marching band members on Wednesday night at Bud Walton Arena at the Sixth Annual HOGSPY Awards.

The event recognizes the best in athletics, academics, leadership and service learning. The semiformal event features three LED screens, dynamic video created by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and RSN and awards ranging from athletic achievement, to academics and community service.

University of Arkansas Alumnus, ABC News Anchor and Good Morning America correspondent T.J. Holmes hosted the 2017 HOGSPY Awards. Members of the University of Arkansas’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) planned the event and served as award presenters.

Arkansas women’s cross country, track and field took home several of the evening's team and individual awards, including: Female Academic Team of the Year, Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Tori Weeks), Female Team Coach of the Year (Lance Harter), Team Performance of the Year, Female Student-Athlete of the Year (Lexi Weeks) and Female Team of the Year.

Men’s basketball earned four HOGSPYS, while soccer and football won two each.

The full list of winners is featured below:

AWARDS                                                WINNER                                              SPORT

Heart of the Hog Award                            Manuale Watkins                                 Men's Basketball

Outstanding Spirit Squad Member             Taylor Farr                                           Spirit

Outstanding Band Member Award             Aaron Carson                                      Band

Lee Spencer Cup Individual Award            Heather Elswick                                   Gymnastics

Female Rookie of the Year                        Stefani Doyle                                       Soccer

Male Rookie of the Year                            Devwah Whaley                                   Football

Hog Tough Award                                    Men's Basketball                                 Men's Basketball

Comeback Student-Athlete of the Year      Devin Cosper                                      Women’s Basketball

Top Graduating Senior                              Katherine Moore                                  Soccer

Female Academic Team of the Year          Cross Country & Swimming & Diving     Cross Country and Swimming and Diving

Male Academic Team of the Year              Golf                                                    Golf

Female Scholar - Athlete of the Year         Tori Weeks                                          Women's Track and Field

Male Scholar - Athlete of the Year             Brooks Ellis                                         Football

Service Over Self Award                           Bette Poblete                                      Soccer

Team Lee Spencer Cup Award                  Men's Golf                                          Men's Golf

Standing Ovation Award                           Mia Bargiacchi                                     Gymnastics

Top Play of the Year                                 Clive Pullen                                         Men’s Track and Field

Team Performance of the Year                  Women's Track and Field                     Women's Track and Field

Female Team Coach of the Year               Lance Harter                                        Women's Track and Field

Male Team Coach of the Year                   Mike Anderson                                    Men's Basketball

Female Student-Athlete of the Year           Lexi Weeks                                          Women's Track & Field

Male Student-Athlete of the Year               Mike Redlicki                                       Men's Tennis

Female Team of the Year                          Cross Country / Track & Field               Cross Country / Track & Field

Male Team of the Year                             Basketball                                           Basketball

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