By ADAM WHITTEN
The BYU athletic department honored all of this season’s All-Americans during halftime of the men’s basketball game Thursday night at the Marriott Center.
D.G. Nelson received the Cameron Tuckett Award for baseball. Nelson is now playing professional baseball.
The cross-country team recognized five All-Americans: Maggie Chan, Elizabeth Jackson, Courtney Pugmire Meldrum, Emily Nay and Caisa Monahan. Chan, Nay and Monahan were Academic All-Americans.
Women’s cross country coach Patrick Shane was named national coach of the year for leading the Cougars to the national championship.
Ben Cook, Ben Cahoon, Jaron Dabney and Dustin Johnson were honored from the football team.
“I think this shows every sport is important,” said Johnson, referring to the ceremony. “This shows football is not more important than the other sports. There are other players excelling in other sports.”
Andy Miller was honored from the men’s golf team. Susanne Gillemmo was recognized from the women’s team.
Women’s gymnastics team member Kelli Rose received both Academic and All-American honors. Shauna Rohbock was recognized from the women’s soccer team.
Swimming and diving acknowledged Byron Shefchik, Nathan Cook, Sarah McKeever, Nicole Collard and Hanalee Hawkins. All were recognized as Academic All-Americans, while Shefchik, Cook and Collard were All-Americans.
Volleyball pinpointed its spotlight on Ryan Millar, Amy Steele Gant and Korie Rogers. Millar was the Mountain Pacific Sports Player of the Year. Gant was named All-American for the third straight year.
“The minor sports at BYU don’t always get recognized,” Gant said. “It’s great to see all the sports come together.”
Women’s tennis honored Juliet Alder, Adrien Alder Jenkins and Angela Jewell. Women’s track spotlighted Kristel Berendsen, Maggie Chan, Tiffany Lott, Ashley Monahan, Shauna Rohbock and Melinda Hale.
Wrestling honored Jared Coleman, who was the WAC wrestling champion.