The annual Georgey Awards were held on Tuesday night in George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, celebrating the university's best and brightest student-athletes, teams and moments from the past year.
The event was hosted by junior Kevin Conlon, a member of the men's track and cross country team, senior Libby Garfoot, a member of the gymnastics team, senior Miles Grant, a member of the men's track team, senior Nya Lok, a member of the women's basketball team, and sophomore Dara Reyblat, a member of the women's diving team.
The show honored the accomplishments of GW's 20 teams and 400 student-athletes in competition, the classroom and the community, while sending off outgoing GW President Mark S. Wrighton with a heartfelt tribute from the university's student-athletes.
After the glitterati walked the buff carpet, awards and MVPs were bestowed throughout the ceremony.
The winners were:
- Raise High our Community Student-Athlete (most community service): Celeste Noraian (rowing) and Ethan Tulenko (men's swimming)
- Raise High our Community Team: Gymnastics
- Determination, Commitment and Respect Teammate Award: Miles Grant (men's track & field) and Elizabeth Rowland (rowing)
- Fan of the Year: Ryan Puleo
- Academic Team of the Year: Tennis
- Raise High Donor of the Year: Kristie and Dan Helfrich
- Moment of the Year: Men's and women's swimming & diving celebrating A-10 titles together for the second straight year
- Staff Appreciation Award: Nicole Feliz
- Rookies of the Year: Maximus Edwards (men's basketball) and Phoebe Wright (women's swimming)
- George's Games winner (most supportive to fellow teams): Men's cross country & track
- Red Auerbach Award for well-rounded excellence: Brendan Adams (men's basketball) and Mayowa Taiwo (women's basketball)
- Athletes of the Year: Julia Knox (women's swimming) and Marek Osina (men's swimming)
- Team(s) of the Year: Men's and women's swimming & diving A-10 Champions
- Team MVPs: James Bishop (men's basketball), Mia Lakstigala (women's basketball), Ryan Fowkes (men's cross country and track), Yukino Parle (women's cross country and track), Jakub Hrinda (golf), Deja Chambliss (gymnastics), Stella Ray (lacrosse), Alexa Nealy (rowing), Tom Cooklin (men's soccer), Rachel Sorkenn (women's soccer), Rose Cano (softball), Djurdje Matic (men's swimming & diving), Julia Knox (women's swimming & diving), Stella Wiesemann and Gabriela Giraldo (tennis), Addie Feek (volleyball) and Theodoros Pateros (water polo).