Top UTM seniors have moments
Posted: Friday, May 6, 2011 12:02 am
UT Martin senior short- stop Cody Terry and senior volleyball player Lauren Montague were the big winners at the sixth annual “Senior Athlete Night” on Monday night. Terry was the recipient of theOutstanding Sportsmanship award and the Bob Carroll Male Athlete of the Year honor, while Montague was named the Bettye Giles Female Athlete of the Year. Terry, a St. Louis native and the son of formerCardinal Scott Terry, has had success on and off the playing field. While ranking among the top 10 in several career categories on the diamond, he currently sports a 3.86 grade point average and has been recognized on the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for three years. This past season, Terry was one of just six OVC student-athletes to win the Scholar-Athlete Award, which is the highest individual honor an OVC student-athlete can receive. Terry also serves as the president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter at UT Martin and is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Terry is the all-time baseball leader in runs scored, doubles, assists and at-bats. He is one of only two players in program history to amass 200 career hits and his 118 runs batted in also ranks as the third-best total in Skyhawk baseball history. This season, Terry is currently batting a career-best .335 and has swiped a career-high nine stolen bases. He has hit safely in 32 out of 41 games and slammed a two-run walk-off homer against Purdue on March 13. He leads the squad with 18 multi-hit games in 2011. In March, Terry was named as one of 30 national finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. On the volleyball court, Montague wrapped up her career by becoming just the seventh player in school history to rack up 1,000 career kills. She also joined the top 10 ranks in digs — becoming just the third player in UT Martin volleyball history to rank in the top 10 of those two statistical categories at the end of a career. In addition to that, the Normal, Ill., native tied the all-time record for kills in a single-match when she recorded 26 against SIU Edwardsville on Nov. 7, 2009. A four-time OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll recipient, Montague sports a 3.75 Grade Point Average.