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The Benjis awards to celebrate Buffalo State Athletics set for April 29th


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo State Athletics will hold the second annual Benji Awards show on Sunday, April 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Rockwell Hall Performing Arts Center to celebrate the outstanding team and individual accomplishments of the 2017-18 seasons.
The annual Buffalo State Athletics Banquet will be a theater-style awards show ala the ESPY's and the Oscars.  In addition to paying tribute to the 93 seniors in the Class of 2018, Buffalo State will hand out nine "Benjis" to the evening's top honorees and recognize the Golden Bengal Service Award recipient.
All student-athletes are expected to attend.  The event is free and open to the public.  

The event will also be STREAMED LIVE.

The finalists for the 2018 Benjis are:
Male Senior Scholar-Athlete Award:
Kyle Hoppy – Football
Zach Nieminen – Hockey
Brody Power – Hockey
Ian Sylves - Hockey
Female Senior Scholar Athlete Award:
Erin Gehen – Hockey
Allie Harford – Volleyball
Caitie Horvatits - Hockey
Male First-Year Athlete of the Year:
Sheldon Adams – Basketball
Reid Bibb – Hockey
Cody Sikora – Track
Vadim Vasjonkin - Hockey
Female First-Year Athlete of the Year:
Bri Gawronski – Hockey
Angela McCauley – Swimming
Katie Villarini - Basketball
Male Athlete of the Year:
Devonte Black – Soccer
Michael Anthony Guerrera – Hockey
Robert Liebel – Track
Connor Mergler – Swimming
Luke Pavone – Soccer
Cody Sikora – Track
Ian Sylves - Hockey
Female Athlete of the Year:
Erin Gehen – Hockey
Alanna Herne – Lacrosse (2017)
Ronni Kordrupel – Cross Country/Track
Liv LeBaron – Basketball
Hube Coyer Award (Outstanding Career):
Mike Henry – Basketball
Bart Mazzara – Football
Connor Mergler – Swimming
Khalil Sommerville - Football
Ruth Houston Award (Outstanding Career):
Victoria Colotti – Soccer
Erin Gehen – Hockey
Alanna Herne – Lacrosse
Justine Silva - Hockey
Team of the Year:
Women's Basketball
Men's Hockey
Women's Hockey
Men's Soccer
Men's Swimming & Diving

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