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Each year the Southern Conference selects one female and one male athlete of the year. The honors are selected by the member institution athletic directors and one member of the media representing each school.

BOB WATERS MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 

The Southern Conference Male Athlete of the Year is selected annually by the Southern Conference athletics directors and a media member representing each conference school. Prior to 1990-91, the award was selected solely by members of the Southern Conference Sports Media Association. Beginning in 1991-92, the award was names after the late Bob Waters, who was Western Carolina's head football coach from 1969-88.

The Southern Conference Female Athlete of the Year Award was inaugurated in 1990. The Southern Conference Sports Media Association selected the winner in 1989-90. Since 1990-91, each school's athletic director and a designated media representative have participated in the voting.

2011-12 Bob Waters Male Athlete of the Year

2011-12 Female Athlete of the Year 

Austin Trotman

Michelle Fuzzard

 

School:        Appalachian State
Class:           Senior
Hometown:  Winston-Salem, N.C.
Sport:           Wrestling

School:        Chattanooga
Class:           Senior
Hometown:  Huntington Beach, Calif.
Sport:           Softball

Past Selections

Past Selections