The Annual A.D. Hancock/Walter Nipper Sportsmanship Awards for basketball were handed out to select high school and collegiate student-athletes today by the Nashville Civitan Club following a luncheon at Swett’s Restaurant.
The awards are given to high school athletes from Nashville schools that won their region or state basketball titles. Student-athletes from area universities are honored as well.
The High School recipients were Evan Ragsdale, CPA; Jaret Greer, Goodpasture; Edwin Brodnax, Hillsboro; Zell Walker, NCS; Keshon Moore, Whites Creek; Brooke Smith, Cane Ridge; Chelsea Burt, CPA; Le’Jzae, East Nashville Magnet; Marci Sneed, Ezell-Harding; Paige Randolph, Goodpasture.
The College athletes recognized were Jeff Laidig, Belmont; Nathan Mungo,Fisk; Charles Smith, Lipscomb; DeMontez Loman, TSU; Percy Blade, Trevecca; Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt; Sierra Jones, Belmont; Nailah Whitlock, Fisk; Alex Banks, Lipscomb; Imani Davis, TSU; Sarah Raby, Trevecca; Minta Spears, Vanderbilt
Also named were the High School Coaches of the Year –
Girls Coach of the Year – Lois Donaldson, East Nashville Magnet – TSSAA DI-AA State Champions
Boys Coach of the Year – Carlton Battle, Whites Creek, TSSAA State DI-AA Semi-Finalists