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Newcomer of the Year

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The Illinois Newcomer of the Year Award is given annually to the best performing male and female student-athlete in his or her first year of competition at Illinois.

Male Recipient

Year Name Sport
1990 Steve Bridges MTR/XC
1991 Deon Thomas MBK
1992 Marko Koers MTR
1993 Simeon Rice FB
1994 Jerry Turek MTN
1995 Robert Holcombe FB
1996 Karl Roesler WRS
1997 Chris Jones MTR
1997 Cary Franklin MTN
1998 Adam Tirapelle WRS
1999 Cory Bradford MBK
1999 Jason Van Swol MTR
2000 Brandon Lloyd FB
2001 Amer Delic MTN
2001 Phil Stolt MTN
2002 Drew Davidson BSB
2003 Alex TirapelleWRS
2003 Rajeev Ram MTN
2004 E.B. Halsey FB
2005 Kevin Anderson MTN
2006 Kyle Hudson FB/BSB
2007 Gakologelwang Masheto MTR
2008 Arrelious Benn FB
2009 Andrew Riley MTR
2010 D.J. Richardson MBK
2011 Nathan ScheelhaaseFB
2012 C.J. Maestas MGYM
2013 Fred Hartville MGYM
2014 Chandler Eggleston MGYM

Female Recipient

Year Name Sport
1990 Peggy Pullman WGYM
1991 Mandy Cunningham WBK
1992 Becky Biehl WGF
1993 Kirsten Gleis VB
1994 Nicole "Puni" Viernes WGYM
1995 Erin Borske VB
1996 Kim Berres WGYM
1997 Tisha Ponder WTR
1998 Aleisha Latimer WTR
1999 Allison Curtin WBK
2000 Shavonna Hunter WBK
2001 Jennifer McGaffigan WTN
2001 Susanna Kallur WTR
2002 Ashley Williams WGYM
2003 Rachelle Coriddi SB
2004 Cassie Hunt WTR/XC
2005 Macall Harkins WTN
2006 Julie Crall WGYM
2007 Angela Bizzarri WTR/XC
2008 Allison Buckley WGYM
2009 Michelle Bartsch VB
2010 Pepper Gay SB
2011 Vanessa DiBernardo SOC
2012 Ashley Spencer WTR
2013 Morolake Akinosun WTR
2014 Kandie Bloch-Jones WTR
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