Two Gators nominated for SEC Athletes of the Year Awards

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Florida gymnast Trinity Thomas is a first-team All-American in the All-Around, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Floor Exercise, and a second-teamer in the Vault. [Brad McClenny/Staff photographer/File]

[Updated 6-17-20] BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two UF athletes are nominees for the Southeastern Conference’s Roy F. Kramer Athletes of the Year Award awards.

LSU football athlete Joe Burrow and South Carolina basketball player Tyasha Harris were named the SEC Male and Female Athletes of the Year by a vote of the league’s athletics directors, Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Wednesday.

Each institution nominated one male and one female student-athlete for the award.

The SEC Athletes of the Year Awards were first presented in 1976 for men and 1984 for women. The award was renamed the Roy F. Kramer Athletes of the Year in 2004 to honor the former Commissioner who served the conference from 1990-2002.

2019-20 Female Roy F. Kramer Athlete of the Year Award Nominees:

Bailey Hemphill, Softball, Alabama
Katie Izzo, Cross Country, Arkansas
Alison Maillard, Swimming & Diving, Auburn
Trinity Thomas, Gymnastics, Florida
Sabrina Vega, Gymnastics, Georgia
Leah Edmond, Volleyball, Kentucky
Tonea Marshall, Track & Field, LSU
Julia Johnson, Golf, Ole Miss
Rickea Jackson, Basketball, Mississippi State
Kylie Deberg, Volleyball, Missouri
Tyasha Harris, Basketball, South Carolina
Erika Brown, Swimming & Diving, Tennessee
Ally Watt, Soccer, Texas A&M
Maria Bulanova, Bowling, Vanderbilt

2019-20 Male Roy F. Kramer Athlete of the Year Award Nominees:

Zane Waddell, Swimming & Diving, Alabama
Mason Jones, Basketball, Arkansas
Derrick Brown, Football, Auburn
Kieran Smith, Swimming & Diving, Florida
Rodrigo Blankenship, Football, Georgia
Immanuel Quickley, Basketball, Kentucky
Joe Burrow, Football, LSU
Waleed Suliman, Cross Country, Ole Miss
Reggie Perry, Basketball, Mississippi State
Danny Kovac, Swimming & Diving, Missouri
Itay Goldfaden, Swimming & Diving, South Carolina
Carey McLeod, Track & Field, Tennessee
Shaine Casas, Swimming & Diving, Texas A&M
John Augenstein, Golf, Vanderbilt

Past recipients of the SEC Athlete of the Year Award include:

2019 – Grant Holloway, Florida (track & field) and Maria Fassi, Arkansas (golf);

2018 – Caeleb Dressel, Florida (swimming) and A’ja Wilson, South Carolina (basketball);

2017 – Brent Rooker, Mississippi State (baseball) and Kendell Williams, Georgia (track & field);

2016 – Jarrion Lawson, Arkansas (track & field) and Bridget Sloan, Florida (gymnastics);

2015 – Andrew Benintendi, Arkansas (baseball) and Lauren Haeger, Florida (softball);

2014 – AJ Reed, Kentucky (baseball) and Hannah Rogers, Florida (softball);

2013 – Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M (football) and Allison Schmitt, Georgia (swimming);

2012 – Anthony Davis, Kentucky (basketball) and Brooke Pancake, Alabama (golf);

2011 – John-Patrick Smith, Tennessee (tennis) and Kayla Hoffman, Alabama (gymnastics);

2010 – Mark Ingram, Alabama (football) and Susan Jackson, LSU (gymnastics);

2009 – Tim Tebow, Florida (football) and Courtney Kupets, Georgia (gymnastics);

2008 – Tim Tebow, Florida (football) and Candace Parker, Tennessee (basketball);

2007 – David Price, Vanderbilt (baseball) and Monica Abbott, Tennessee (softball);

2006 – Xavier Carter, LSU (track & field) and Seimone Augustus, LSU (basketball);

2005 – Ryan Lochte, Florida (swimming) and Kirsty Coventry, Auburn (swimming);

2004 – Alistair Cragg, Arkansas (cross country/track) and Jeana Rice, Alabama (gymnastics);

2003 – Alistair Cragg, Arkansas (cross country/track) and LaToya Thomas, Mississippi State (basketball);

2002 – Walter Davis, LSU (track & field) and Andree’ Pickens, Alabama (gymnastics);

2001 – Matias Boeker, Georgia (tennis) and Amy Yoder Begley, Arkansas (cross country/track);

2000 – Kip Bouknight , South Carolina (baseball) and Kristy Kowal, Georgia (swimming);

1999 – Tim Couch, Kentucky (football) and Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee (basketball); 1998 – Peyton Manning, Tennessee (football) and Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee (basketball); 1997 – Danny Wuerffel, Florida (football) and Trinity Johnson, South Carolina (softball); 1996 – Danny Wuerffel, Florida (football) and Saudia Roundtree, Georgia (basketball); 1995 – Todd Helton, Tennessee (baseball) and Jenny Hansen, Kentucky (gymnastics); 1994 – Corliss Williamson, Arkansas (basketball) and Nicole Haislett, Florida (swimming); 1993 – Jamal Mashburn, Kentucky (basketball) and Nicole Haislett, Florida (swimming); 1992 – Shaquille O’Neal, LSU (basketball) and Vicki Goetze, Georgia (golf); 1991 – Shaquille O’Neal, LSU (basketball) and Daedra Charles, Tennessee (basketball); 1990 – Alec Kessler, Georgia (basketball) and Dee Foster, Alabama (gymnastics); 1989 – Derrick Thomas, Alabama (football) and Bridgette Gordon, Tennessee (basketball); 1988 – Will Perdue, Vanderbilt (basketball) and Dara Torres, Florida (swimming); 1987 – Cornelius Bennett, Alabama (football) and Lillie Leatherwood-King, Alabama (track and field); 1986 – Bo Jackson, Auburn (football) and Jennifer Gillom, Ole Miss (basketball); 1985 – Will Clark, Mississippi State (baseball) and Penney Hauschild, Alabama (gymnastics); 1984 – Terry Hoage, Georgia (football) and Tracy Caulkins, Florida (swimming); 1983 – Herschel Walker, Georgia (football/track and field); 1982 – Buck Belue, Georgia (football/baseball); 1981 – Rowdy Gaines, Auburn (swimming); 1980 – Kyle Macy, Kentucky (basketball); 1979 – Reggie King, Alabama (basketball); 1978 – Jack Givens, Kentucky (basketball); 1977 – Larry Seivers, Tennessee (football); and 1976 – Harvey Glance, Auburn (track and field).