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Montana Western Hosts Second Annual Dawg Show Awards Banquet

Lindsey Branch, UMW Sports Information

DILLON, Mont. - The athletic and academic accomplishments of The University of Montana Western student-athletes for the 2023-24 seasons were recognized Tuesday night at the second annual Dawg Show awards ceremony at the Straugh Gymnasium. The banquet was planned and hosted by the UMW Association of Student-Athletes (ASA).

The night was highlighted by the announcement of the 2023-24 Male and Female Athletes of the Year and numerous other awards.

Women's basketball standout guard Jordan Sweeney earned Montana Western Female Athlete of the Year after she earned numerous All-American honors.

Eli Nourse, receiver from the Bulldog football team, earned Montana Western Male Athlete of the Year. He went on to break four Montana Western records and earn All-American nods as a true freshman on the conference champion Bulldog football team.

Women's Basketball forward Maddy Moy and men's basketball forward Abi Adedo were selected as this year's Newcomer's of the Year winners.

Women's Basketball graduating senior Shainy Mack was named Montana Western's Female Dawg Award winner after she has been a three-year member of the ASA, earned numerous academic honors, and played a key role in the first ever Dawg Show last year.

Football's Tanner Harrell was named Montana Western's Male Dawg Award winner after he served as UMW's ASA president over the course of the past year, has volunteered at numerous events throughout the community, and started the new Barkin' With The Dawgs podcast.

Rodeo's Jhet Murphy and Women's Basketball's Joelnell Momberg were selected as the inaugural Comeback Players of the Year.

This year's Play of the Year award went to the women's volleyball team. The team earned the award for their victory point of the Frontier Conference Tournament Championship.

Courtesy of the Montana Western Athletic Department and the Association of Student-Athletes, graduating seniors were presented with a senior gift and their student-athlete stoles that will be adorned at the commencement ceremony.

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