by Barca Blog
Vanderbilt's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) held its annual Black and Gold Banquet on campus Monday night.
You could call the event the sports version of the Oscars on West End.
While there wasn't a red carpet in front of the Student Life Center, that didn't stop student-athletes from arriving in their best outfits. They were treated to a catered dinner followed by an awards ceremony and a highlight video.
Overall, it was a nice night for student-athletes to reflect on the year with their peers, especially with exams just around the corner.
Photographer Steve Green was on the scene to capture these photos for your viewing pleasure.
Here's a list of the winners, which were voted on by the SAAC. Feel free to debate the choices.
Jim Robins Award - Catherine Newman (Women's Tennis)
Student-athlete whose life embodies devotion to learning, service to the community and achievement in athletics
Dr. Jerry Reeves Award - Thomas Davis (Cross Country)
Highest cumulative grade point average
Community Service Award - Thomas Davis (Cross Country)
Plays of the Year - Jermaine Beal (Men's Basketball) and Josie Earnest (Bowling)
Comeback Players of the Year - Andre Walker (Men's Basketball) and Hannah Tuomi (Women's Basketball)
Newcomer of the Year - Warren Norman (Football) and Chelsea Stewart (Women's Soccer)
Mr. and Miss Commodore - Scott Lieberman (Men's Tennis) and Josie Earnest (Bowling)
Graduating seniors who best represent their sport
The Tolbert Cup - Men's Cross Country
Team with the best combined community service with academic and athletic achievement