PINE BLUFF, Ark., – With yet another athletic season beginning to wind down, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Athletics Department showcased all the successes of the 2018-19 season at the annual Athletic Awards Banquet “Welcome to the Jungle” celebration on Monday night in the H.O. Clemmons Arena.


The night’s festivities started with acknowledgment of t


he graduating seniors, an event that specifically honors the achievements of UAPB seniors in the classroom.


Following the Welcome to the Jungle, the entire UAPB Athletics Department came together to celebrate a great year that has so far featured 49 graduating seniors, two conference coach of the year, and UAPB male and female athlete of the year.


Each UAPB’s 14 varsity sports team presented a number of specialty awards to the student-athletes that posted standout performances during their respective seasons. The Athletics Department also recognized several student-athletes, coaches, alumni, and supporters for remarkable accomplishments during the 2018-19 campaign.


The following is a list of award winners:


Baseball


Unsung Hero: Justin Robinson


Lion Cub: Brandon Simon


Heart of the Lion: Nick Kreutzer


Team Hyena: Davion (Duck) White


Rumble in the Jungle: Ryan Mallison


Men’s Basketball


Unsung Hero: Terrence Banyard


Lion Cub: Shaun Doss


Heart of the Lion: Martaveous McKnight


Team Hyena: Marquell Carter


Rumble in the Jungle: Charles Jackson


Women’s Basketball


Unsung Hero: Lion Cub: Attitiana Vincent


Heart of the Lion: Noe’ll Taylor


Team Hyena: Rumble in the Jungle:


Men’s Cross Country


Unsung Hero: Kyeonia Harris


Lion Cub: Attitiana Vincent


Heart of the Lion: Noe’ll Taylor


Team Hyena: Shakendra Tilley


Rumble in the Jungle: Kye Richardson


Women’s Cross Country


Unsung Hero: Camiya Knight Heart of the Lion: Ajani (AJ) Bethea-Nurse


Team Hyena: Camiya Knight


Football


Unsung Hero: Jamie Gillan


Lion Cub: DeJuan Miller


Heart of the Lion: Taylor Porter


Team Hyena: Xavier Mitchell


Rumble in the Jungle: Jontavis Testa


Golf


Unsung Hero: Grayson Martin


Lion Cub: Joshua McCray


Heart of the Lion: Tristan Mahara


Team Hyena: Nikalas Frimodig


Rumble in the Jungle: Dustin Maenaga


Soccer


Unsung Hero: Shannon Seymour


Lion Cub: Ga’cole McGriff


Heart of the Lion: Rebecca Holmes (co)


Team Hyena: Sarah Wright


Rumble in the Jungle: Mariah Johnson


Softball


Unsung Hero: Ann Jones


Lion Cub: Desiree Bumpers


Heart of the Lion: Shanice Akins


Team Hyena: Sha’Terrika Bernard


Rumble in the Jungle: Alexandria Taylor


Men’s Tennis


Unsung Hero: Thomas Harris


Lion Cub: Thomas Harris


Heart of the Lion: Simon Lewis


Team Hyena: Le’Darrien Ledbetter


Rumble in the Jungle: Le’Darrien Ledbetter


Women’s Tennis


Unsung Hero: Manoja Reddy


Lion Cub: Ariel Zena Graves


Heart of the Lion: Ariel Zena Graves


Team Hyena: Maliak Muhammad


Rumble in the Jungle:


Men’s Track & Field


Unsung Hero: Rasheed McAlpin


Lion Cub: Rasheed McAlpin


Heart of the Lion: Travis Bibbs/ Laurel Heath


Team Hyena: Laurel Heath


Rumble in the Jungle: Franklyn Stanislaus


Women’s Track & Field


Unsung Hero: Safiya John


Lion Cub: Safiya John


Heart of the Lion: Keziann Jones


Team Hyena: Camiya Knight


Rumble in the Jungle: Sabrina Hollins


Volleyball


Unsung Hero: Britney Sahlman


Lion Cub: Haley Gomez


Heart of the Lion: Kendall Howard


Team Hyena: Kaityly Hapke


Rumble in the Jungle: Kendall Howard


Highest Female and Male Team GPA


Female: UAPB Volleyball


Male: UAPB Baseball


Biggest Upset


UAPB Soccer


Male and Female Athlete of the Year


Female: Keziann Jones


Male: Martaveous McKnight


Coach of the Year


Christopher McCoy