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Morgan and Curry Named 2017 KU Athletes of the Year

Jun 22, 2017 • by Kutztown University
Jordan Morgan and Alaina Curry

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University’s Jordan Morgan of the football team and Alaina Curry of the women’s soccer team have been named the 2017 KU Athletes of the Year.

The duo were also named the KU Male and Female Senior Athletes of the Year at the department’s annual end-of year banquet last month.

Morgan became the first offensive lineman in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) history to be named the PSAC Eastern Division Offensive Athlete of the Year as he made the All-PSAC East First Team for the third consecutive season. The two-time team captain also became just the fourth two-time All-America selection in program history, and capped his career by becoming just the second player in PSAC history to receiving the Gene Upshaw Award as the top lineman in Division II.

Morgan blocked for his second school rushing record as the Golden Bears ran for 459 yards at East Stroudsburg. He played in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in January, becoming the second player in school history, and the sixth in PSAC history, to earn the invitation to the nation’s top senior showcase.

Curry is the second women’s soccer player in program history to be named the KU Athlete of the Year, both coming in the last three years.

She became the fifth All-American in program history in 2016. She was also named All-PSAC and All-Region for the second year in row as she was voted to the First Team for both. Curry was second on the team with 18 points and third with seven goals as she helped the Maroon and Gold reach the Final Four for the first time in program history.

Curry posted four-game winning goals, second on the team, and was one of three Golden Bears to appear in all 25 games. In the spring, Curry was selected as the 2017 Lehigh Valley Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (LVAIAW) Most Outstanding Senior Athlete at KU.

Members of the KU athletic department staff voted upon the nominees to determine KU’s year-end awards. The awards will be formally presented at halftime of the Sept. 16 football game vs. Seton Hill at 12:05 p.m.

KU Male Athlete of the Year Award Winners

Year

Winner

1987

Mike Cantrel, Track & Field

1988

Marty Eggleston, Basketball

1989

Butch Hills, Basketball

1991

Bart Wasiolek, Cross Country/Track

1992

Mark Steinmeyer, Football

1993

Todd Wiley, Cross Country

1994

Mike Fantanarosa, Football/Track

1995

John Mobley, Football

1996

John Mobley, Football

1997

Andy Bausher, Baseball

1998

Ryan Vogelsong, Baseball

1999

Chris Spinozzi, Baseball

2000

Paul Schmitt, Track & Field

2001

Tim Bausher, Baseball

2002

Glenn Woolard, Baseball

2003

Scott Eisenhart, Track & Field

2004

Justin Collins, Track & Field

2005

Matt Keller, Baseball

2006

Mike McCardell, Baseball

2007

Joe Kemmerer, Wrestling

2008

Elfren Quiles, Football

2009

Joe Kemmerer, Wrestling

2010

Stephen Dennis, Basketball

2011

Kevin Morton, Football

2012

Kevin Morton, Football

2013

Kevin Morton, Football

2014

Ziad Haddad, Wrestling

2015

Ziad Haddad, Wrestling

2016

Josh Johnson, Basketball

2017

Jordan Morgan, Football

  

 KU Female Athlete of the Year Award Winners

Year

Winner

1987

Fran Metz, Basketball

1988

Sharon Toth, Softball

1989

Gwen Kerr, Field Hockey

1990

Lisa Marrella, Field Hockey

1991

Missy Boettger, Basketball/Softball

1992

Shayn Mosley, Field Hockey, Diving

1993

Daphne Hoyt, Cross Country/Track

1994

Lorie Erie, Softball

1995

Deidre Lynn Rhodes, Track & Field

1996

Deidre Lynn Rhodes, Track &Field

1997

Tara Crozier, Track and Field

 

Claudine Gruver, Swimming

1998

Tara Crozier, Track & Field

1999

Amy Wahl, Basketball

2000

Kristi Braine, Track & Field

2001

Megan Seefeldt, Cross Country/Track

2002

Kellie Evans, Softball

2003

Missy Klein, Volleyball

2004

Jessie Didier, Volleyball

2005

Kerstin Kloeffer, Tennis

2006

Laura Kline, Field Hockey/Track

2007

Steph Denlinger, Softball

2008

Ashley Fitzgerald, Softball

2009

Steph Denlinger, Softball

2010

Steph Jeppesen, Swimming

2011

Melissa McQuade, Basketball

2012

Kayla Jones, Bowling

2013

April Doyle, Track & Field

2014

Erin Reynolds, Field Hockey

2015

Sam Costello, Soccer

2016

Anna Behm, Field Hockey

2017

Alaina Curry, Soccer

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