Seniors Dominate Awards

The end of the year awards banquet held May 2nd honored the contributions of seniors Todd Townsend, Marcus Jackson and Travis Diener, as each took home multiple awards in a ceremony that honored family and hard work along with having plenty of lighthearted moments

The awards ceremony honored the contributions of seniors Todd Townsend, Marcus Jackson and Travis Diener, as each took home multiple awards in a ceremony that honored family and hard work along with having plenty of lighthearted moments.

Steve Novak took home the Free Throw Award after hitting his last 32 free throws and leading Conference USA in league play shooting 90.5%. "At least it had nothing to do with defense," Novak joked after taking a playful jab about his defense from Seth Davis earlier in the night.

Marcus Jackson joked after receiving the Chairman of the Boards award, "I also want to thank Steve and Travis for missing some shots so I can get some rebounds."

Jackson also received the Floor Burn and Deflection King Awards. "I have a lot of good teammates that sacrificed themselves everyday at practice," Jackson said.

Todd Townsend's hard work and perseverance were rewarded with multiple awards last night. "My junior year was very difficult. My family moved from Chicago to Pittsburgh. I'm big on family," Townsend said after receiving the Most Improved Player Award.

"I feel very honored to be on the same list as Dwyane Wade and Travis Diener," Townsend added after receiving the Hank Raymonds Sportsmanship Award. Todd also took home the Bart Miller Standard of Excellence Award.

Despite having his senior season cut short by injury, Travis Diener won the Most Valuable Performer Award.

"There's a reason I'm standing here, and most of it doesn't have to do with myself, it has to do with my family" Diener said after receiving the award. "I'd also like to thank the coaching staff for their inspiration. I had a great senior season because I had so much support, I'll be back and Marquette will always be in my heart forever."

Diener also won the Most Assists Award after finishing his career second in assists in both Marquette and Conference USA.

Ryan Amoroso had some of the funniest moments of the night in the text message Jason Rabedeaux read while presenting Ryan the Super Sub Award. Amoroso joked about thanking Coach for keeping him on the bench allowing him to receive the award and Seth Davis being the same guy who ripped us after losing to Louisville by 47.

Throughout the ceremony, Tom Crean emphasized the importance of hard work, and how much family meant to everyone, and all the players noted the importance of family after receiving awards.

Awards Summary:
Dr. Eichenberger Award for Dedicated Service: Trey Schwab

Free Throw Award: Steve Novak

Most Assists Award: Travis Diener

Super Sub Award: Ryan Amoroso

Floor Burn Award: Marcus Jackson

Oluoma Nnamaka Consistency Award: Ousmane Barro and Dan Fitzgeraldbr>
Most Improved Player: Todd Townsend

Deflection King Award: Marcus Jackson

Hank Raymonds Sportsmanship Award: Todd Townsend

Hit the Deck Award: Joe Chapman Chairman of the Boards Award: Marcus Jackson

Bart Miller Standard of Excellence Award: Todd Townsend

Most Valuable Player: Travis Diener

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