Basketball Announces Award Winners at Banquet Honoring Seniors

Basketball Announces Award Winners at Banquet Honoring Seniors

June 12, 2009

The Santa Clara men's basketball program held its Senior Awards Banquet in conjunction with graduation weekend on Thurs., June 11 in the St. Clare Room at the Learning Commons on the Santa Clara campus. The highlight of the night was the senior talk given by graduating seniors Calvin Johnson '09 and John Bryant '09. Both speeches were touching and from the heart. Both Johnson and Bryant will graduate on Saturday in Buck Shaw Stadium.

The following basketball awards were given:

All-Conference Awards - Presented by Coach Keating

Kevin Foster - Co-Newcomer of the Year; WCC All-Freshman Team

John Bryant - NABC District 9 1st Team, 1st Team All-WCC, AP Honorable Mention All-American and WCC Player of the Year

Marc Trasolini - WCC All-Freshman Team; led freshman nationally in FG%

Team Awards

Ken Sears Award for Highest Free Throw Percentage

Presented by Coach James Ware: Presented to Senior John Bryant (79%)

Bud Ogden Teammate Award

Presented by Video Coordinator Jesse Pruitt: Presented to Sophomore Nate Mensah

Kurt Rambis Award for Most Charges Taken

Presented by Coach Sam Scholl: Presented to Sophomore Ben Dowdell (7)

Dennis Awtrey Award for Leading Rebounder

Presented by Coach Dustin Kerns: Presented to Senior John Bryant (14.1 rpg)

Steve Nash Award for Assists Leader

Presented by Director of Basketball Ops Jason Ludwig: Presented to Freshman Kevin Foster (2.5 apg)

Eddie Joe Chavez Senior Award

Presented by Coach Keating: Presented to Calvin Johnson

For more information on the Santa Clara players and their full bios please see: