After a highlight video from the season and photo montages of each of the seniors through their Vanderbilt careers, it was time for the awards. Following the tradition of the past few years, for most of the awards, members of the team introduced the awards and explained the reasons why each of the honorees were selected.
After the presentation of the awards, Coach Balcomb talked to the crowd, thanking the people who contributed to the team's success, sharing her reflections of the season and of the team's seniors, and demonstrated her qualifications for joining "Last Comic Standing."
Last but not least, each of the team's three seniors - Amy Malo, Jen Risper, and Tina Wirth - gave their senior speeches sharing their tears, laughter, and most of all, their memories.
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Pink shoes at the silent auction
Jordan Coleman, Amy Malo, Rebecca Silinski
Lauren Lueders, Ashlee Bridge, Hannah Tuomi
Tina Wirth and Merideth Marsh
Jen Risper and Jence Rhoads
Academic Award: Tina Wirth
(presented by Academic Counselor Christy Hogan)
Give Back Award: Rebecca Silinski
(presented by Tina Wirth)
Best Defensive Player: Jen Risper
(presented by Jence Rhoads)
Most Improved Player: Jence Rhoads
(presented by Hannah Tuomii)
Go To Player: Tina Wirth
(presented by Ashlee Bridge and Lauren Lueders)
Most Inspirational Player: Hannah Tuomi
(presented by Jen Risper)
Commodore Award: Tina Wirth
(presented by Merideth Marsh)
Head Coach Melanie Balcomb
Senior Amy Malo
Senior Jen Risper
Senior Tina Wirth
Special presentation for the seniors
The team with the "Practice Guys"
Photos copyright 2009 by Whitney D. for VandyMania.com