Ark. (AStateRedWolves.com) - The Arkansas State Athletics Department will once
again roll out
the red carpet for its student-athletes Monday, May 5, when it holds
"The stAte Awards" for the second consecutive year to honor its senior
class and the Red Wolves' competitive and academic accomplishments.
This year's version of "The stAte Awards" will be dedicated to Thomas Ligon and Markel Owens,
both former Arkansas State student-athletes who tragically passed away during the 2013-14 academic and athletics year.
event, open to the public and free of charge, will begin at 5:30 p.m.
with a "red carpet
walk" by the coaches and student-athletes at the Convocation Center's
lower red entrance. The public wishing to attend the open-door event
may enter through the upper red entrance, and seating will be available
on the concourse level.
sports-talk personality Brad Bobo will be broadcasting his radio show,
"The Drive" on 95.3
FM The Ticket, live from the arena floor and interviewing A-State
players, coaches and administrators as they arrive. Additionally, A
live video stream with audio from the event will be available free of
charge in the "State Zone" portion of the Red Wolves'
official Web site, AStateRedWolves.com.
State Associate Athletics Director for External Relations Mickey Ryan
will serve as
Master of Ceremonies for the event, which will focus heavily on the
numerous first-ever accomplishments by A-State student-athletes this
year. Following a buffet dinner for the student-athletes and coaching
staff, A-State Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir
will kick off the celebration with welcoming comments at approximately
goal is to make this an annual premier event for our student-athletes
and fans," said Mohair.
"We encourage all Red Wolves' fans to come support these
student-athletes because they've worked extremely hard to represent this
University and community in a way that should make us all very proud."
event will include a highlight video and numerous honors will be
awarded to the student-athletes,
including the Terry Gwin Award and Scott and Kay Dawson Ambassador
Award. The Terry Gwin Award, named after former football player Terry
Gwin, is based on leadership, citizenship, scholarship and athletic
performance. The criteria for the Scott and Kay Dawson
Award includes but is not limited to excellence in service, attitude,
integrity, loyalty, character and leadership.
The evening will conclude when the head coaches and Mohajir recognize the seniors sport-by-sport
for their commitment and contributions to Arkansas State University and Red Wolves Athletics throughout their careers.