Women's Hoops: Banquet photos

The women's basketball team held their annual Awards Banquet on Wednesday night. Whitney D attended and shares these photo from the evening's festivities.

Dee Davis and Rachel Brockman

Nicole Jules and Jen Risper

Amy Malo, trainer Michele Loftis, and Carla Thomas

Holly Rogers and Liz Sherwood

Cherish Stringfield and Tina Wirth

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After the dinner, the team was introduced.

Back row: Carla Thomas, Liz Sherwood, Tina Wirth, Amy Malo, Rachel Brockman, Nicole Jules

Front row: Dee Davis, Cherish Stringfield, Holly Rogers, Caroline Williams, Jen Risper, Candice Lightford, Erica Grimaldi

Then the awards were presented. Freshman guard Jen Risper received the Best Defensive Player award from assistant coach Stephanie Norman. Other awards included:

Academic Award: Erica Grimaldi
Give Back Award: Erica Grimaldi)
Most Improved Player Award: Jen Risper and Nicole Jules
Commodore Award: Caroline Williams

After the awards Nicole and Erica talked to the guests, giving thanks and reflecting on their experiences during their four years at Vanderbilt.

After the awards, there was time to greet friends and take photos. Even as this year's seniors are preparing to leave, the next group of seniors is preparing for their last go-round. They will be Cherish Stringfield, Dee Davis, Caroline Williams and Carla Thomas.

Parker Norman and Caroline Williams

Erica and Nicole

Erica and her father Tom

Photos copyright 2006 by Whitney D for VandyMania.com.

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