Student-Athlete of the Year

2014-15 Female Student-Athlete of the Year 2014-15 Male Student-Athlete of the Year 2014-15 Male Student-Athlete of the Year

Shellie Robinson

Ty Greene

Marvin Schmiege
Shellie Robinson will go down as one of the top student-athletes in the history of the athletic department and capped a tremendous career with a record-breaking senior season. The softball team still has the A-Sun Tournament and, potentially, the NCAA Tournament still to play, but Robinson has already had a memorable season. She not only broke her own single-season home runs record during the Division I era, she also broke the program’s all-time career record as well. She has hit over .400 for the entire season en route to also breaking the Division I era school record for runs. She moved into the top spot on Upstate’s Division I era record book for hits, home runs, doubles, runs, RBIs and slugging percentage during he season. She also became just the second player in the history of the A-Sun to reach 200 career hits and runs. Her senior season has helped her move into second place on the A-Sun all-time lists in four Different statistical categories and her home run production helped the 2015 Spartans break the A-Sun’s single-season home run record as well. She was named to USA Softball’s Top 50 “Watch List’ for National Player of the Year honors and became the third Spartan softball player to be drafted into professional softball when she was selected by the Akron Racers with the 23rd pick of the National Pro Fastpitch College Draft earlier this month. She has also been a solid student in the classroom as a Physical Education – Exercise and Sport Science major.  Ty Greene turned in an epic season that culminated his being named the Lou Henson Award winner as the best mid-major college basketball player in the country. He is the first Upstate student-athlete to receive a major national individual award since the department moved its athletic program to Division I in 2007-08. He was named the A-Sun Player of the Year and a first team all-conference selection after leading Upstate to its most wins on the Division I level and its third postseason tournament appearance in the last four seasons. He became just the third player in A-Sun history to score 700 points in a season and finished the year with 709. He ranked 11th in the nation in scoring and among the Top 20 in steals and steals per game. He moved into fourth place on Upstate’s career scoring list with 1,884 points. He is also a standout in the classroom as a Political Science major and has been a key leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and serving on mission trips outside of the campus community. Marvin Schmiege nearly single-handedly lifted the men’s soccer team to its second appearance in the A-Sun Tournament with the best individual season during the Spartans’ Division I era. He broke the school’s Division I single-season and career scoring records en route to earning A-Sun Player of the Year honors. He became the first men’s soccer player to earn a major individual award from the conference since the department moved to Division I eight years ago. He also earned first team all-conference honors and was named an all-region player by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. A standout in the classroom with a near-perfect GPA as a Business Administration major, he was named a Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American after receiving first team Academic All-District and A-Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.
Previous Female Student-Athlete of the Year Selections Previous Male Student-Athlete of the Year Selections
2013-14 Anna Miller, Softball 2013-14 Torrey Craig, Basketball
2012-13 Sarah Plantz, Soccer 2012-13 Gilbert Kemboi, Cross Country/Track & Field
2011-12 Jemeli Sang, Cross Country/Track & Field 2011-12 Torrey Craig, Basketball
      Gilbert Kemboi, Cross Country/Track & Field
2010-11 Morgan Childers, Softball 2010-11 Michael Meissner, Track


Morgan Childers, Softball

2009-10 Josh Gallman, Golf


Anna Novo, Tennis

2008-09 Bobby Davis, Basketball


Anna Novo, Tennis

2007-08 Josh Gallman, Golf



  Luke Payne, Basketball


Diana Martinez, Tennis

2006-07 Stefan Dumitrescu, Tennis


Shannon Pallardy, Basketball/Volleyball

2005-06 Diego Sist, Tennis


Yakeeshia Ross, Basketball



Krista Altom, Softball

2004-05 Gary Lynch, Soccer


Erin Kopec, Volleyball

2003-04 Travis Smith, Cross Country


Kristina Ribicic, Tennis

2002-03 Marlon Grant, Soccer


Kendall Harper, Volleybal

2001-02 Brandon Cantrell, Cross Country


Becky Greiling, Volleyball

2000-01 Brandon Williams, Soccer


Carmen Tebbe, Volleyball

1999-00 Henrik Ronnevig, Soccer


Sara Henrichs, Volleyball

1998-99 Kalle Siira, Soccer


Kelly Bowden, Cross Country

1997-98 Paul Zigalich, Soccer


Lindsay Richardson, Volleyball



Heather Abrams, Basketball

1996-97 Carlos Bryson, Basketball



  Josh Martin, Soccer


Michelle Graham, Basketball/Volleyball

1995-96 Kasper Nielsen, Tennis


Rachel Ramsdale, Basketball

1994-95 Scott Halkett, Soccer

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