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CU Athletic Awards Night (AKA CUSPY's)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by AztecBuff, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. AztecBuff

    AztecBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Especially since it looks like they're releasing some video related to tonight's awards, thought I'd start a thread for the heck of it.

    Hope all the student athletes have a great time tonight, and thanks for all the great efforts this year!

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    Congrats to Stephane Nembot and Cierra Simpson. (Assume this award is for being workout warriors?)




     
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    The above were the tweets I could find re the awards for the year. For those interested, there are over a dozen candid shots of some of the Buffs enjoying the evening (in evening dress rather than the uniforms we usually see them in) available at https://twitter.com/cubuffs/media .

    Obviously looks looks like our AD enjoyed the evening. Hope everyone had a good time.

     
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    Official Post-CUSPY's article- http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210916455

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    BOULDER — College athletes are accustomed to the spotlight. It’s simply part of the equation that comes with the game.

    But once a year, University of Colorado athletes from every sport — along with trainers, managers and coaches — have the chance to get together for an evening of celebration, and they have the night to themselves. No media, no fans and no pressure.

    Rather, it’s an opportunity for a year-end gathering in a red-carpet setting that offers them the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments with teammates and friends from every other sport — and the only spotlight is the one they choose to shine on themselves.

    It’s the annual CUSPY Awards Program, a night for the students and by the students. It includes good food, good company, plenty of lighthearted moments and one last chance for every athlete to spend time with her/his Buff family before the school year is over.

    Tuesday night’s affair at the Coors Events Center was the 16th at Colorado. Since its inception in 2001, dozens of other schools around the nation have followed suit.

    “It’s billed as one of the first in the country to be run by the students,” said CU associate director of compliance Jo Marchi, who helps the student-athletes with the organizational details of the event. “They make the decisions and they do all the work for it — the programs, the skits, everything. It’s unique in that aspect. There are always a couple of awards that they decide, and they have the opportunity to make those decisions and they get to enjoy it.”
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    AWARD WINNERS

    Female Freshman Athlete of the Year: Kennedy Leonard, basketball. Other finalists: Naghede Abu, volleyball; Dani Jones, cross country; Sarah Kinzner, soccer; Tonje Trulsrud, alpine skiing.

    Male Freshman Athlete of the Year: John Dressel, cross country. Other finalists: Rick Gamboa, football; Ola Johnasen, alpine skiing; Ross Macdonald, golf; Petter Reistad, Nordic skiing.

    Moment of the Year: Men’s and women’s cross country Pac-12 Championships sweep. Other finalists: Football overtime victory over CSU, men’s basketball win over No. 9 Arizona.

    Student Athlete Advisory Committee Service Award: All senior student-athletes who served on the committee.

    Female Sports Performance Award: Cierra Simpson, volleyball.

    Male Sports Performance Award: Stephane Nembot, football.

    Staff Member of the Year: Dr. Chris Bader, counseling and sports psychologist. Other finalists: Chris Howlett, academic coordinator; Ryan Kataoka, academic coordinator.

    Support Award: Sports Medicine. Other finalists: Administration, Sports Video.

    Female Athlete of the Year (co-winners): Erin Clark, cross country/track and field, and Esther Lee, golf. Other finalists: Alexis Austin, volleyball; Petra Hyncicova, Nordic skiing; Nuria Ormeño Ruiz, tennis.

    Male Athlete of the Year: Mads Stroem, Nordic skiing. Other finalists: Chidobe Awuzie, football;Pierce Murphy, cross country/track and field; Jeremy Paul, golf; Josh Scott, basketball.

    Female Career Athletic Achievement (co-winners): Nicole Edelman, volleyball, and Alexis Keating, golf. Other finalists: Jessica Honkonen, alpine skiing; Sarah Lautman, lacrosse; Jamee Swan, basketball.

    Male Career Athletic Achievement (co-winners): Pierce Murphy, cross country/track and field, andJosh Scott, basketball. Other finalists: Henrik Gunnarsson, alpine skiing; Philip Juel-Berg, golf;Nelson Spruce, football.

    Spencer Nelson Buffalo Spirit Award: Jordan Murphy, football. Other finalists: Jessica Honkonen, skiing; Roger Carry, skiing.

    Team Lipsync Contest: Cross Country.
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    Congrats to all the winners and nominees. From the photos on Instagram, it appears a great time was had!
     

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