Individual Athlete Awards | Kent State University

Individual Athlete Awards

Kent State University students not only excel in the classroom, they exceed on fields and courts.  Listed below are the most recent National Championship, All-American and Player of the Year recipients.

National Champion

  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field, Danniel Thomas (2017)
    NCAA Division I Women's Shot Put National Championship
  • Wrestling, Dustin Kilgore (2011)
    NCAA Champion at 197 pounds: Pinned Oklahoma State's Clayton Foster in the finals... defeated No. 1 seed Cam Simaz 10-9 in semifinals, became first national champion in program history, became first national champion in any sport at Kent State since 1973, first MAC wrestler to win NCAA title since 1999, became just the second two-time All-American in school history.

All-American

  • Field Hockey, Hannah Faulkner (2014), Ines Delpech (2016)
  • Women’s Soccer, Jenna Hellstrom (2016)
  • Gymnastics, Rachel Stypinski (2017)
  • Men’s Indoor Track & Field, William Barnes (2016), Donavan Tolbert (2016), Reggie Jagers (2017)
  • Women’s Indoor Track & Field, Dior Delophont (2015), Danniel Thomas (2017)
  • Wrestling, Ian Miller (2015, 2016), Mike DePalma (2016)
  • Baseball, Eric Lauer (2016), Eli Kraus (2016), Joey Murray (2017)
  • Men’s Golf, Ian Holt (2017)
  • Women’s Golf, Pimnipa Panthong (2017)
  • Men’s Outdoor Track & Field, Matthias Tayala (2015), Matthew Tobin (2015), Andrew O’Leary (2015), Danny Young (2015), Miles Dunlap (2015), Reggie Jagers (2016, 2017), Jesse Oxley (2016), Donavan Tolbert (2016), Craig Stevens (2017), Samory Fraga (2017), T.J. Lawson (2017)
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field, Dior Delophont (2015), Jackie Leppelmeier (2016), Danniel Thomas (2017)

Player of the Year

  • Field Hockey, Hannah Faulkner (2014)
  • Women’s Soccer, Jenna Hellstrom (2015, 2016)
  • Volleyball, Challen Geraghty (2015)
  • Women’s Basketball, Larissa Lurken (2017)
  • Gymnastics, Rachel Stypinski (2016, 2017)
  • Men’s Indoor Track & Field, Reggie Jagers (2017)
  • Women’s Indoor Track & Field, Dior Delophont (2015), Danniel Thomas (2015, 2017)
  • Baseball, Eric Lauer (2016), Joey Murray (2017), Khaliq Spicer (2017)
  • Men’s Golf, Chase Johnson (2016), Ian Holt (2017)
  • Women’s Golf, Josee Doyon (2015), Taylor Kim (2016), Pimnipa Panthong (2017)
  • Softball, Emma Johnson (2015), Maddy Grimm (2017)
  • Men’s Outdoor Track & Field, Wayne Gordon (2015), Matthias Tayala (2015), William Barnes (2016), Reggie Jagers (2017)
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field, Dior Delophont (2015), Danniel Thomas (2017)