Thomasville, NC- The Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference announced the 2006 award winners at their annual Honors Banquet that was hosted by Converse College on Thursday evening. Awards include All-CVAC First, Second, and Honorable Mention teams, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Freshman of the Year, & Regular Season Champions.  Head Coaches from CVAC member institutions nominate and then vote on the award winners who represent the best of the best for the conference.


The Honors Banquet was held in conjunction with the Conference Championship that is also being hosted by Converse College. Tournament competition begins Friday morning and will continue through until Saturday’s championship final.


 All-Conference 1st-Team

                                      Lacie Smith              Lees-McRae

                                      Margaret Madison    Coker

                                      Anna-Marie Luft        Mount Olive

                                      Amanda Huffaker      Lees-McRae

                                      Sam Mitchell            Mount Olive

                                      Julie Oleson             Limestone

                                      Tara Nelson               Coker

All-Conference 2nd-Team

                                      Lauren Mueller          Converse

                                      Amber Wise             Limestone

                                      Keauna Vinson          Barton

                                      Melissa Thomas        Limestone

                                      Lindsey Stansbury     St. Andrews

                                      Monica Halligan         Belmont Abbey

                                      Alison Hamilton         Limestone

All-Conference Honorable Mention

                                      Amanda Edwards      Anderson

                                      Caty Honey             Lees-McRae

                                      Shaunte’ Heyward     Anderson

                                      Sally Crossley           Converse

                                      Kim Harper               St. Andrews


Freshman of the Year

                                      Galina Podolsky         St. Andrews


Player of the Year

                                      Lacie Smith              Lees-McRae


Coach of the Year

                                      Tim Loesch              Limestone


Regular Season Co-Champions

Lees-McRae College & Limestone College