American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
The American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the American Athletic Conference's most outstanding player. The conference formed in 2013–14 after many schools departed from the original Big East Conference to form their own conference. Shabazz Napier of Connecticut was the first-ever winner
University of Texas–Pan American
The University of Texas–Pan American was a state university located in Edinburg, Texas. Founded in 1927, it was a component institution of the University of Texas System; the university served the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas with baccalaureate, masters-level, doctoral degrees. The Carnegie Foundation classified UTPA as a "doctoral research university". From the institution's founding until it was merged into the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, it grew from 200 students to over 20,000, making UTPA the tenth-largest university in the state of Texas; the majority of these students were natives of the Rio Grande Valley. UTPA operated an Upper Level Studies Center in Rio Grande City, Starr County, Texas. On August 15, 2014, Dr. Havidan Rodriguez was appointed interim President of UTPA, the institution's final leader. In 2015, UTRGV entered into operation following the merger of UTPA and UT–Brownsville, founded as an extension of then-Pan-American University at Texas Southmost College. UTRGV created a new medical school.
On August 31, 2015, UTPA formally ceased operations to yield to the newly formed university, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Founded in 1927 as a junior college administered by the Edinburg School District. Designated as a junior college in 1933 and admitted to the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of Southern States. Hidalgo County permitted to hold referendum for a four-year university in 1951. Name changed to Pan American College following January 1952, appointment of a Board of Regents. First graduate to receive four–year degree was Harold W. Billings, B. A. 1953. Became 22nd member institution of the Texas System of Colleges and Universities in 1965, as a state senior college. Approved to offer graduate programs in 1970, beginning with Master of Arts, Master of Education, Master of Science. In 1971, achieved full university status and changed name to Pan American University. In 20-year period from 1965 to 1984, enrollment grew from 2,000 to nearly 10,000. Established second campus at Brownsville in 1973.
In December 1988, board members reached merger agreement with the University of Texas System pending state legislative approval, granted in September 1989. Adopted final name subsequent to entry into the UT System, preserving the nearly 40-year legacy of the Pan American name. On December 6, 2012, University of Texas regents approved a proposal to merge UTPA, the University of Texas-Brownsville, a planned medical school into one regional institution. On December 12, 2013, the UT Board of Regents voted to name the new organization the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. On August 31, 2015, UTB was dissolved and UTPA's name was changed to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. UTPA's main campus, now one of the primary campuses of UTRGV, is located in the western part of Edinburg, comprises 289 acres; the majority of academic buildings are enclosed by or span a covered walk way that spans the perimeter of the original campus. In 2007 UTPA added a new wellness center, dormitory. On the northeast corner of campus is the Edinburg Baseball Stadium, considered one of the premier college baseball settings.
The stadium was completed in 2001. The Starr Country Upper-Level Center is located in Rio Grande City; the center opened in 2003 and was rededicated and moved to a new location in 2009. Most courses offered. There are limited courses in criminal justice, history and anthropology; as of 2009 over 200 students have graduated from the Starr County Upper-Level Center. Established in 1973, the Coastal Studies Laboratory began as UTPA's marine biology laboratory and now serves the same role for UTRGV, it is located in the city of South Padre Island, located 70 miles east of main campus. The CSL offers graduate level biology courses and houses several ecological programs that are independent of UTPA; the McAllen Teaching Site was opened in 2009 in McAllen and offers education and business courses. The site serves professionals in the city of McAllen. Before the UTRGV merger, Laredo Community College was engaged in a partnership with UTPA to maintain a Social Work program in Laredo. LCC president Juan L. Maldonado in 2013 was named "Public Citizen of the Year" by the South Texas branch of the National Association of Social Workers for his efforts in maintaining the program.
The university offered a wide variety of degrees spanning across seven colleges. At the time of the UTRGV merger, there were 56 bachelor's degrees, 56 master's degrees, three doctoral degrees, two cooperative doctoral programs; the University included the following seven academic divisions: College of Arts and Humanities College of Business Administration College of Education College of Engineering and Computer Science College of Health Sciences and Human Services College of Science and Mathematics College of Social and Behavioral Sciences College of Physics and Geology The University of Texas–Pan American hosted the college-based Army ROTC program, carried on by UTRGV. U. S. News & World Report rated UTPA as a tier 2 University. In Forbes' 2009 best college rankings that weighted proportion of graduates who obtain a job upon graduation, UTPA ranked 32 among public universities and 218 among all universities. Among public schools in Texas, UTPA ranked only behind the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M.
In 2009 UTPA ranked behind only Florida International University for bachelor's degrees
Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year
The Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year was an annual basketball award given to the most outstanding intercollegiate men's basketball player in the United States. The award was first given following the 1904–05 season and ceased being awarded after the 1978–79 season, it was the first major most valuable player award for men's basketball in the United States, the Helms Athletic Foundation was considered within the basketball community to be the authority on men's college basketball for that era. Thus, the award was viewed as the premier player of the year award one could receive up until the 1960s, at which point the Naismith College Player of the Year and John R. Wooden Award took over as the national season MVP awards. "Helms Foundation Player of the Year Winners". Sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2010. Archived from the original on June 19, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2010. Bjarkman, Peter. Hoopla: A Century of College Basketball. Masters Press. ISBN 1-57028-039-8
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award
The Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award was an annual college basketball award in the United States intended to honor shorter-than-average players who excelled on the court despite their size. The award, named in honor of James Naismith's daughter-in-law, was established for men in 1969 and for women in 1984; the men's award was presented to the nation's most outstanding senior, 6 ft 0 in or shorter, while the women's award was presented to the top senior, 5 ft 8 in or shorter. Early in the women's award's history, the cut-off height was 5 ft 6 in; the men's award was selected by a panel from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, while the women's was selected by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association. The award was discontinued following the 2013–14 season; the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award was restricted to players who competed in NCAA Division I competition, but in the past it was open to all NCAA levels. For the men's winners, John Rinka from Kenyon College, Mike Scheib from Susquehanna University and Jerry Johnson from Florida Southern College were winners from NCAA Division II, Division III, Division II, respectively.
For the women's winners, Julie Dabrowski of New Hampshire College and Amy Dodrill and Angie Arnold, both from Johns Hopkins University, were winners from Division III. Only three schools from the list of men's winners and six schools from the list of women's winners had multiple award winners. Of these programs, the only one with winners in consecutive seasons is the Louisville men's program. Six other schools have had winners of both the men's and women's awards: California, Eastern Michigan, NC State, Purdue and Wake Forest. WBCA Awards - WBCA.org
Louisiana Tech University
Louisiana Tech University, colloquially referred to as Louisiana Tech or La. Tech, is a public research university in Louisiana, it is a space grant college, member of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, member of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Carnegie Doctoral University with high research activity. It is a member of the University of Louisiana System. Louisiana Tech conducts research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration. Louisiana Tech is one of fewer than 50 comprehensive research universities in the nation and the only university in Louisiana to be designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research and a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research by the National Security Agency and the United States Department of Homeland Security.
The FAA named Louisiana Tech to the National Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The university is known for its science programs. Louisiana Tech opened as the Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana in 1894 during the Second Industrial Revolution; the original mission of the college was for the education of students in the arts and sciences for the purpose of developing an industrial economy in post-Reconstruction Louisiana. Four years in 1898, the state constitution changed the school's name to Louisiana Industrial Institute. In 1921, the college changed its name to Louisiana Polytechnic Institute to reflect its development as a larger institute of technology. Under the leadership of Dr. F. Jay Taylor, the college continued to change over time. Louisiana Polytechnic Institute became desegregated in the 1960s, it changed its name to Louisiana Tech University in 1970 as it satisfied criteria of a research university. Louisiana Tech enrolled 12,463 students in five academic colleges during the Fall 2018 academic quarter including 1,282 students in the graduate school.
In addition to the main campus in Ruston, Louisiana Tech holds classes at the Louisiana Tech University Shreveport Center, Academic Success Center in Bossier City, Barksdale Air Force Base Instructional Site, on the CenturyLink campus in Monroe. Louisiana Tech fields 16 varsity NCAA Division I sports teams and is a member of Conference USA of the Football Bowl Subdivision; the university is known for its Bulldogs football team and Lady Techsters women's basketball program which won three national championship titles and made 13 Final Four appearances in the program's history. Ruston College, a forerunner to Louisiana Tech, was established in the middle 1880s by W. C. Friley, a Southern Baptist pastor; this institution had annual enrollments of about 250 students. Friley subsequently from 1892 to 1894 served as the first president of Hardin–Simmons University in Abilene and from 1909 to 1910, as the second president of Louisiana College in Pineville. On May 14, 1894, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury held a special session to outline plans to secure a regional industrial school.
The police jury called upon State Representative George M. Lomax to introduce the proposed legislation during the upcoming session. Representative Lomax, Jackson Parish Representative J. T. M. Hancock, journalist and future judge John B. Holstead fought for the passage of the bill. On July 6, 1894, the proposed bill was approved as Act No. 68 of the General Assembly of Louisiana. The act established "The Industrial Institute and College of Louisiana", an industrial institute created for the education of white children in the arts and sciences. In 1894, Colonel Arthur T. Prescott was elected as the first president of the college, he began overseeing the construction of a two-story main building. The brick building housed eight large classrooms, an auditorium, a chemical laboratory, two offices. A frame building was built nearby and was used for the instruction of mechanics; the main building was located on a plot of 20 acres, donated to the school by Francis P. Stubbs. On September 23, 1895, the school started its first session with six faculty members and 202 students.
In May 1897, Harry Howard became the first graduate. Colonel Prescott awarded him with a Bachelor of Industry degree, but there was no formal commencement; the first formal commencement was held in the Ruston Opera House the following May with ten graduates receiving their diplomas. Article 256 of the 1898 state constitution changed the school's name to Louisiana Industrial Institute. Two years the course of study was reorganized into two years of preparatory work and three years of college level courses. Students who were high school graduates were admitted to the seventh quarter of study without examination; as years went by, courses changed and admissions requirements tightened. From 1917 to 1925, several curricula were organized according to the junior college standards and were offered leading to the Bachelor of Industry degree. In 1919, the Board of Trustees enlarged the curricula and started granting a standard baccalaureate degree; the first of these was granted on a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
The Constitution adopted June 18, 1921, changed the name of the school in Article XII, Section 9, from Louisiana Industrial Institute to Louisiana Polytechnic Institute. The Main Building known as Old Main, burned to the ground in 1936, but the colum
Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
The Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the men's basketball player in the Atlantic Coast Conference voted as the most outstanding player. It has been presented since the league's first season, 1953–54, by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, beginning in 2012–13 has been presented in separate voting by the league's head coaches; the award was first given to Dickie Hemric of Wake Forest, the coaches' award was first presented in 2013 to Shane Larkin of Miami. Two players have won the award three times: David Thompson of North Carolina State and Ralph Sampson of Virginia. Hemric, Len Chappell, Larry Miller, John Roche, Len Bias, Danny Ferry, Tim Duncan and J. J. Redick have won the award twice. There have been two ties in the award's history, which occurred at the end of the 2000–01 and 2012–13 seasons: In 2000–01 Joseph Forte of North Carolina and Shane Battier of Duke shared the award. Green and Larkin split the honor in the first year that the ACC began voting for players of the year by the conference's coaches and media separately.
Sixteen players have received either the Naismith or Wooden National Player of the Year awards in the same season that they received an ACC Player of the Year award. Duke's Zion Williamson is the most recent player to achieve this; each of the original 1953 ACC members has had at least one of its players win the award. Five ACC members have not had a winner: Florida State, Notre Dame and Syracuse. However, of these schools, only Florida State joined the ACC before 2013. A This does not include any National Player of the Year awards before 1969, such as the Helms Foundation Player of the Year award. Present-day discussions of National Players of the Year preclude the pre-1969 basketball era. B The "Class" column refers to United States terminology indicating that student's year of athletic eligibility, which corresponds to the year of study. For example, a freshman is in his first year of eligibility, followed by sophomore and senior. C Charlie Davis was the first African American player to receive this award.
D The University of Maryland left the ACC to join the Big Ten in 2014. E The University of South Carolina left the ACC in 1971. Atlantic Coast Conference Men's Basketball Coach of the Year General Specific
Adolph Rupp Trophy
The Adolph F. Rupp Trophy was an award given annually to the top player in men's Division I NCAA basketball until 2015; the recipient of the award was selected by an independent panel consisting of national sportswriters and sports administrators. The trophy was presented each year at the site of the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship; the Adolph F. Rupp Trophy was administered by the Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky, a non-profit organization with a primary mission of honoring the legacy of University of Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp. Three winners of the award have been freshmen: Kevin Durant of Texas in 2007, John Wall of Kentucky in 2010 and Anthony Davis of Kentucky in 2012. List of U. S. men's college basketball national player of the year awards Official site