FSU Track & Field Award Winners Named

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's and women's track and field program has recognized six different student-athletes as team award honorees for the 2009-10 athletics season. The announcement was made today (June 15) by second-year head coach Steve Picucci.

Included among the six team award honorees were both three male and female recipients. The track and field program presented both a Most Valuable Performer Award for the respective events on the track and in the field along with a Bulldog Award for both the men and women.

Freshman Alyssa Osika claimed team MVP Award laurels in the track/running events for the Bulldog women's team with senior Emily Cross earning the same recognition in the field events area.  The women's Bulldog Award was presented to freshman Shelby Janutol for her efforts this campaign.

Meanwhile, the men's track MVP honor went to sophomore Justin Price while senior Greg Burns captured the same recognition in the field events. Finally, the men's Bulldog Award was given to senior Mike Mangieri.

The Ferris State women's outdoor track and field team placed seventh while the men's squad was 10th in the 2010 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Outdoor Championships (May 5-7) at FSU's Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids. The women's squad finished sixth and the men's team was eighth overall in the GLIAC Indoor Championships (Feb. 26-27) this year at Allendale, Mich.

The Bulldogs had one All-American this past campaign as Burns placed sixth overall in the pole vault (16-3.25) at the 2010 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships, which were held on March 12-13 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Here is a complete list of the 2009-10 team award winners:

2009-10 FSU Track & Field Award Winners

Women's Track
MVP (Track):
Alyssa Osika
MVP (Field):
Emily Cross
Bulldog Award: Shelby Janutol

Men's Track
MVP (Track):
Justin Price
MVP (Field):
Greg Burns
Bulldog Award: Mike Mangieri

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