GOOD NEWS: Sul Ross names Sul Ross Man of the Year

ALPINE William Serrano of men’s cross country was honored as Sul Ross Man of the Year at Honors Convocation held April 19 at the Pete P. Gallego Center.

The night included awards and honors from each sport and athletic training.

The Pecos native received the honor alongside Woman of the Year recipient Sarah Torres.

Each spring semester the outstanding woman and the outstanding man among the seniors are announced. To be eligible for this honor, the student must have a grade point average of 3.0 and must demonstrate qualities of good citizenship and leadership.

Serrano graduated in December 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and is currently studying a Master of Education with the goal of becoming a mathematics teacher.

He has served Sul Ross State University and the local community through Sully Productions, cross country, band, Math Club with multiple terms served as president, Student Service Fees Committee, and Disciplinary Committee, in addition to serving as an RA.

Serrano led men’s cross country to team-best finishes in each of their three races this season. He finished 22nd out of 92 runners with a time of 29:39.6 and an average kilometer of 3:42 in their first meet on Jan. 30 in Austin. Serrano then placed 20th out of 48 finishers with a time of 29:34.2 and an average mile of 5:56.9 on February 6 in Abilene. At the ASC Championships, Serrano finished 24th out of 66 finishers in a time of 29:07.9 and an average mile of 5:51.6 on March 3.

“This is one of the most prestigious awards at SRSU, and for a student athlete to be selected is impressive,” President Pete Gallego said. “Being a student-athlete is already such a commitment, but William is someone who consistently goes over and beyond across campus and along with Sarah, is deserving of this award. It was a great night to honor so many of our students who have stepped up academically and athletically.”

Serrano was joined by numerous student-athletes who were recognized at the Honors Convocation.

Awards By College

  • College of Agricultural and Natural Resource Management – Industrial Technology: Teresa Quintana of women’s basketball/women’s tennis received the Outstanding Freshman in Industrial Technology Award; Keoni Garcia of football received the Outstanding Senior in Industrial Technology Award.
  • College of Arts and Sciences – Behavioral and Social Sciences: Kaylee Martinez of women’s basketball received one of the Outstanding Psychology Students of the Year Awards.
  • College of Arts and Sciences – Computer Science and Mathematics: Mauricio Perez of men’s soccer received the Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Gilley Mathematics Excellence Award
  • College of Education and Professional Studies – Business Administration: Jace Perkins of men’s basketball received the Outstanding Student in Master of Business Administration Award
  • College of Education and Professional Studies – Kinesiology and Human Performance: Andrew Cervantes of football received the W.H. Perryman Outstanding Kinesiology Undergraduate Student Award; Camryn Hardin of softball received the Dan Bustamante Memorial Honor Award; Cade Watson of baseball received the Joe Don Looney Memorial Honor Award

Distinguished Scholar Athlete Awards

The student-athlete must be a member of the season’s ASC Academic All-Conference team; carry a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.20; must be a letter winner in the season honored; and be selected by the sports information director in consultation with the head coach and the compliance officer.

  • Athletic Training: Hannah Newman.
  • Baseball: Connor Archer, Jalen Benton, Dean Foley, Gray Hancock, Jett Hartley, Ashton Leech, Izaak Lujan, Isaiah Moya, Matthew Wheeler.
  • Men’s Basketball: Tristen Licon, Jake Lopez, Julian Paredes, Jace Perkins.
  • Women’s Basketball: Keona Loftis, Kaylee Martinez, Ashley Nunez, Kensi Parker, Teresa Quintana, Jocelyne Roque.
  • Men’s Cross Country: Cristian Corbett, Andrew DeLeon, Niko Moreno, William Serrano.
  • Women’s Cross Country: Mariajose Cervantes, Ivett Ramos, Sara Ray.
  • Football: Jaylen Bussey, Jose Calderon, Chad Cross, Lorenzo Fowler, Keoni Garcia, Blake Greer, Frank Melendez, James Parker, Ozias Wright.
  • Men’s Soccer: Alan Hernandez, Carlos Melendez, Jose Luis Originales, Mauricio Perez, Nana Prempeh, Ryan Seidon.
  • Women’s Soccer: Amanda Acuna, Britney Berumen, Aleysha Carrillo, Julia Gomez, Judith Macias, Arely Villalobos.
  • Softball: Annika Canaba, Samantha Chavez, Taylor Conner, Alexis Gonzales, Halie Guillen, Camryn Hardin, Veronica Rodriguez, Payslee Sims, Jodie Vaughn, Mary Villarreal.
  • Men’s Tennis: Caleb Hoyt, Johnathan Rivas, Kyle Villalon.
  • Women’s Tennis: Ashley Nunez, Teresa Quintana.
  • Volleyball: Jenna Aguilar, Annika Canaba, Kyleigh Mulanax, Andrea Nunez, Isabella Ruiz.