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UHV seniors Aubri Hockenbury and Andrew Gross were named the UHV Athletes of the Year on Monday at the annual UHV Jaguars athletic awards banquet.
Through the regular season, Hockenbury led the Jaguars softball team with a .393 batting average, 52 RBIs, 114 total bases and a .786 slugging percentage. The outfielder/second baseman also leads the team in home runs, after she tied the UHV single-season home run record with 15. Hockenbury will look to continue helping the Jaguars as they prepare for the Red River Athletic Conference tournament, which begins on Friday.
UHV baseball's Andrew Gross received his second straight athlete of the year award, on the same day that he was named RRAC Baseball Player of the Week. On Saturday, he hit his 38th home run for the Jaguars to tie the UHV all-time career home run record that was set by David Baker in 2011. Baker accomplished that mark in four years, while it only took Gross two seasons. The first baseman led the Jaguars with a .404 batting average this season.
The other UHV athletic awards handed out at the banquet included the following:
Player of the Year: Aubri Hockenbury
Newcomer of the Year: Kelsey Tidrick
Champions of Character: Michelle Revels
Player of the Year: Emily Lupton
Newcomer of the Year: Bianca Galindo
Champions of Character: Caroline Carvajal
Player of the Year: Reece Hanningan
Newcomer of the Year: Isaac Ramirez-Garcia
Champions of Character: Nelson Castro
Player of the Year: Andrew Gross
Newcomer of the Year: Chase Tamez
Champions of Character: Andrew Richards
Player of the Year: Shelbi Vincent
Newcomer of the Year: Viviana Yzquierdo
Champion of Character: Viviana Yzquierdo
Player of the Year: Cristian Esparza
Newcomer of the Year: James Rollins
Champions of Character: Adrian Saenz