UMass To Hold First Annual SAMY Awards Celebration On April 28
UMass To Hold First Annual SAMY Awards Celebration On April 28

April 25, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass Department of Athletics will host the first annual SAMY Awards Student-Athlete Celebration on Monday, April 28 in the Campus Center Auditorium. The event will begin at 6:30 PM with the awards ceremony starting at 7:00 PM.

It will be an evening of celebration of academic and athletics excellence for all student-athletes making up UMass' 21 intercollegiate teams.

In addition to performance specific awards, the night will begin by focusing on academics with the presentation of Chi Alpha Sigma medals and Maroon Scholar sashes for graduation.

Individual awards will be presented in an Emmy-style format. Awards for Athlete of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be presented as they have been in the past, but several new awards will be given for the first time.

  • Minuteman Pride
  • Dr. James Ralph Athletic Training Award
  • Faculty Athletics Representative Team Award
  • Show-Stopping Moment of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Team of the Year

    The evening will conclude with the presentation of the Scholar Athlete of the Year award and the Athlete of the Year award.