WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Men’s basketball standout Keith Rendleman and versatile swimmer Carly Tanner received the Thomas V. Moseley Awards as UNCW’s top student-athletes for 2012-13 during Monday’s annual athletic awards banquet at the Burney Center.
In other major awards, Kim Currie (women’s soccer) and Kosta Blank (men’s tennis) collected the Chancellor’s Cup Awards for Athletic and Academic Excellence, Marlee Cadwell (women’s track & field) received the Soaring Seahawk Award, John Allen was presented the William J. Brooks Distinguished Service Award, and the women’s soccer team earned the Team Leadership Award.
A senior forward out of Iron Station, N.C., Rendleman turned in one of the best senior seasons in the history of the men’s basketball program. He led the Seahawks in nearly every offensive category, becoming the first player ever to average a double-double in consecutive seasons with 17.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in 2012-13.
Rendleman racked up an NCAA-leading 20 double-doubles and became the all-time leading rebounder for the Seahawks after breaking the longtime mark held by all-time great Brian Rowsom. Rendleman garnered an array of postseason honors, including First-Team All-CAA, First-Team All-District 10 by the NABC, and Mid-Major All-American.
He finished his UNCW career fourth in scoring with 1,516 points and first in rebounding with 1,055 boards. In addition, he ranks fifth all-time in the CAA in rebounding and is one of only eight players in the CAA annals with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.
Tanner, meanwhile, also made history this year by becoming just the second women’s swimming student-athlete to compete in the NCAA Championships. The versatile swimmer from Manassas, Va., won CAA titles in the 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle and 100 Breaststroke and was named Co-Swimmer of the Meet at the CAA Championships.
Tanner owns nine school records and is the highest ranked swimmer in the history of the program, climbing to 21st nationally in the 100 Breaststroke.
A senior midfielder from Lumberton, N.C., Currie was presented the Chancellor’s Cup for her work on the field and in the classroom. She started all 22 games last fall to propel the Seahawks to the CAA Championship game and compiled a 3.96 grade point average in Exercise Science.
Blank also achieved a strong balance academically and athletically. The Winnipeg, Canada, netter wrapped up his four-year career by helping the Seahawks win the 2012 CAA Championship and reaching the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time. A four-time All-CAA selection who owns a 3.909 GPA in Management Information Systems, he is the program’s all-time wins leader in doubles and ranks in the top-5 in singles victories as well.
Cadwell captured the Soaring Seahawk Award, which is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to their team and exhibited good sportsmanship and conduct. The Raleigh, N.C., native has been a pole vaulter on the women’s track and field team for three seasons and has been involved in many campus activities.
Cadwell has worked closely with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and is a double major in Psychology and Community Health Education.
Allen received the William J. Brooks Distinguished Service Award, which was established in 1991 to recognize individuals who have contributed their time and talents to the betterment of Seahawk Athletics. The local business owner has been a key behind-the-scenes contributor and a longtime sponsor of the Hughes Brothers Baseball Challenge.
For the 13th year, the Team Leadership Award recognized an athletic team that demonstrates excellent leadership skills through community service, charitable and educational events. With more than 695 volunteer hours logged in different community service projects, Coach Paul Cairney’s women’s soccer team won the honor for the third time after posting the highest GPA in the department for the Fall, 2012, semester and participating in numerous community service activities.