The Defiance Athletic Department and the Purple and Gold Club presented The 2022 Swarm Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of our student-athletes and teams on Sunday, May 1.
Many student-athletes and teams were honored for their performances on the playing surface and recognized for their excellent job in the classroom. Prior to the ceremony, all who attended were provided many choices of desserts and beverages to help kick off the night of celebration.
The seniors during the past season were also honored and recognized by the athletic department during the ceremony.
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Photos of the event can be viewed here.
2022 Swarm Award Winners
Female Newcomer of the Year - Women's Track Freshman Traci Cross Male Newcomer of the Year - Men's Soccer Sophomore Erdwin Quintana (Junior Austin Boles accepted the award on Erdwin's behalf)
Team GPA for Individual Sports - Women's Cross Country Team GPA for Team Sports - Softball
Female Breakthrough Athlete of the Year - Softball Sophomore Brooke Silcox Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year - Junior Wrestler Seth Majewski
The Buzz Award - Junior Will Garlock Faculty/Staff Fan of the Year - Bobby Stearns
Phyllis J. Snyder Fan Appreciation Award - Charles and Janet Koch Purple and Gold Appreciation Award - Softball Junio Alivia Krzuczowski
Female Performance of the Year - Women's Track Freshman Traci Cross and Softball Senior Taylor Biggs Male Performance of the Year - Men's Soccer Junior Armando Campos-Ortiz
AAUW Scholar-Athlete Award - Women's Basketball Junior Lauren Criblez Gene Geren Award - Men's Basketball Junior Grant Johnson
Duane Hocking Award - Softball Senior Kalin Hubble Marv Hohenberger Award - Men's Basketball Senior Marell Jordan (Men's Basketball Senior Tyler Andrew accepted the award on Marell's behalf)
Purple and Gold Distinguished Male Athlete Award - Baseball Senior Nate Kaffenbarger
Purple and Gold Distinguished Female Athlete Award - Softball Senior Kalin Hubble
Team of the Year - Men's Soccer
2022 Swarm Awards Highlight Video