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M Club Honors Class of 2010 And Adds Largest Class in School History

For the third straight season, one of Brooks Monaghan's women's soccer players was named the recipient of the Elma Roane Award. Brittany Baldwin was named the award winner for 2009-2010 Thursday afternoon.
For the third straight season, one of Brooks Monaghan's women's soccer players was named the recipient of the Elma Roane Award. Brittany Baldwin was named the award winner for 2009-2010 Thursday afternoon.

April 29, 2010

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - - The University of Memphis M Club will grow by another 55 members following graduation next Saturday, but the M Club honored the Class of 2010 at a luncheon in the River Room of the brand new University Center Thursday afternoon.

In addition to recognizing all the seniors from the 2009-2010 season, the M Club awarded three special honors.

Football player Matt Reagan was recognized as the Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Reagan was an Associated Press All-America honoree following this season. The four-year letterwinner served as the Tigers' placekicker and adding punting duties for the first time this past season. A semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, which is presented to the nation's top punter, Reagan was a second team All-C-USA honoree and ranked third nationally in punting average (45.5). He was also 31-of-33 on PATs and was second on the team with 64 points. A major in Geography with a concentration in Environmental and Earth Science, Reagan holds a 3.81 GPA and will be attending graduate school this fall at Mississippi State to pursue a degree in Operational Meteorology. Also a candidate for the Lowe's Senior Class Award, Reagan received two academic honors last spring from the English and Geography departments. He was a ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honoree in November.

The senior from Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden HS) was a member of the Earth Science Society, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and served as a tutor for other Tiger student-athletes in the Center for Academic Athletic Services. He also visited the Veterans' Hospital and the LeBonheur Children's Hospital and completed an internship with the National Weather Service in Memphis.

Volleyball player Lauren Thompson received the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. The Germantown, Tenn. (Germantown HS) native will graduate next Saturday with a degree in sport and leisure management with a minor in marketing management. With a 3.80 GPA, Thompson was a member of the Dean's List in six of seven completed semesters at Memphis, and was a three-year recipient of the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal. Also a member of the Tiger Academic 30 and the Tiger 3.0 Club, Thompson has served as the team captain for the past two seasons and is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She helped in the CAAS Canned Food Drive at Thanksgiving and is the Vice President of Operations for the Sport Marketing Association at the University of Memphis.

The third special award was the Elma Roane Award, which is presented annually as the top award for female student-athletes at Memphis. Women's soccer player Brittany Baldwin was named as the honoree for this year's Elma Roane Award. A member of the winningest class in program history, Baldwin helped the Lady Tiger soccer team to three-straight C-USA Championships. The exercise science major suffered a season-ending ACL tear in the NCAA tournament against Illinois in 2008, but returned this season to play in 22 of 23 matches, posting one goal and two assists. She connected on her first goal of the season on her senior night, and completed her Lady Tiger career with four goals and five assists for 13 points. A native of Collierville, Tenn., (Collierville HS), becomes the fourth overall women's soccer player (and third straight women's soccer team member) to win the Elma Roane Award

All-Time Elma Roane Award Winners
1978-79 Betty Booker, Basketball
1979-80 Jennifer Jones, Tennis
1980-81 Linda Street, Basketball
1981-82 Cindy Stoots, Volleyball
1982-83 Stacey Seamans, Tennis
Mary Trout, Gymnastics
1983-84 Amy Watson, Volleyball
1984-85 Renee Schafer, Golf
1985-86 Angela Glaub, Volleyball
1986-87 Ruth Ann Forsythe, Basketball
1987-88 Phyllis Richey, Volleyball
1988-89 Leslie Folsom, Golf
1989-90 Kori Gourley, Basketball
1990-91 Sarah Tjelmeland, Volleyball
1991-92 Freda Fields, Basketball
1992-93 Karen McGee, Basketball
1993-94 Sami Randolph, Volleyball
1994-95 Janice Neyens, Volleyball
1995-96 Heather Newlon, Basketball
1996-97 Regan Federick, Basketball
1997-98 Stephanie Long, Tennis
1998-99 Namia Ghileon, Golf
1999-2000 Christina Ladyman, Tennis
2000-01 April Harriman, Volleyball
2001-02 Lauren Jackson, Basketball
2002-03 Sabrina Lindemann, Tennis
2003-04 Veronica Ruiz, Soccer
2004-05 Heather Watts, Volleyball
2005-06 Heather Woolls, Cross Country/Track and Field
2006-07 Christen Clayton, Volleyball
2007-08 Caroline Barrett, Soccer
2008-09 Maggie Leone, Soccer
2009-10 Brittany Baldwin, Soccer

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