The Judson University athletic awards were presented during the JUISY Awards ceremony, and the four most prestigious athletic awards were announced at the end. The Dr. Stuart Ryder Female and Male Scholar Athletes of the Year and the Female and Male Athletes of the Year honors highlighted the evening award ceremony. Nominees for each award had to be upperclassmen athletes who had GPAs of 3.5 and higher and were voted on by the department’s coaches and administration.
Senior women’s tennis player Lauren Janecek was the women’s recipient of the Ryder award as she holds a 3.873 GPA while studying accounting. Junior men’s golfer Nathaniel DeLong earned the men’s Ryder award with a GPA of 3.86 as a Music Business and Entrepreneurship major.
Juniors Anali Cisneros and Emylyn Wright were co-Female Athletes of the Year.
Cisneros won four NAIA national championships in race walking at 3,000 and 5,000-meter distances and was undefeated in race walking during the 2018 outdoor season and the 2019 indoor season. Since the end of April 2017, Cisneros has won six CCAC conference titles, four All-American awards as well as her national championships. She is the only NAIA national champion in Judson history.
Wright was a member of the NCCAA National Tournament All-Tournament Team as well as an NCCAA First Team All-American. She also received accolades as a CCAC First Team member and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention. She led the NAIA and was top three in the NCCAA in scoring averaging 23.5 points-per-game. Reached 1,000 career point plateau as a junior, and tied the all-time single-game point total in Judson history with 41 points at the NCCAA tournament.
For the men, Senior Taylor Boley and freshman Luis Germano were the winners on the men’s side.
Boley became the 29th Eagle ever to score 1,000 points as he finished his career with 1,091 career points at Judson, and did so in three seasons after transferring in after his freshman year. He was a first-team NCCAA All-Region, CCAC Honorable Mention. He also won the NAIA National Dunk Contest and appeared on the SportsCenter “Neighborhood” Top-10 plays for the month of march.
Germano was anNCCAA First-Team All-American, NCCAA All-Tournament Team member, and NCCAA North Central Region Player of the Year. He also received NCCAA North Central Region First Team recognition, USCA All-American recognition, CCAC Freshman of the Year, and was a member of the CCAC First Team. Germano led the team in goals (18), assists (8), and points (44). He also held the team lead in shots on goal (40) and had two game-winning goals.