GREENSBORO- Wallace Miles achieved a few historical accomplishments in his career and was rewarded handsomely for it Monday night. Miles (6-1, 193, Atlanta), the first football player in school history to lead the Aggies in receiving all four years, took home four awards at North Carolina A&T's 2012 All-Sports Awards Banquet.
Miles took home the coveted Hall of Fame Award along with being named the Aggie Athletics Department's Senior Male and Male Athlete of the Year. The football team awarded him with Outstanding Receiver Award. Miles came to North Carolina A&T as a kicker, but later decided he wanted to try being a receiver. He was told by a former coach he would never step on the field at A&T as a receiver.
As it turns out, the position change worked out well, as Miles shares the honor of being the Aggies all-time leader in receptions. He also owns the school's single-season record for catches (70) and yards (1,048) and was the first player in school history to go over 1,000 yards receiving in a season.
Women's track and field standout Shakia Forbes, another Aggie who has been the first to do a few things at A&T, was also a big winner Monday night. Forbes is the first female jumper in school history to earn All-American honors. She did it in the long jump during the indoor season. For her efforts, Forbes was named the Senior Female Athlete of the Year and garnered the Aggie Athletic Foundation Award.
She was also a part of a group of 98 student-athletes who earned a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Six of those student athletes (listed below) had a perfect 4.0 GPA. It's been an exciting year of Aggie Athletics this season, and all of the North Carolina A&T student-athletes, coaches, and Athletic Department staff took time out on Monday to honor and celebrate the academic and athletic success of their student-athletes.
The other top award winners included women's basketball player Tiffanie Adair being named Outstanding Freshman Female Athlete of the Year. Adair earned MEAC Player of the Week honors five times.
D'Vonte Grant, a linebacker on the football team, was named Outstanding Freshman Male Athlete of the Year. Grant was a Jerry Rice Finalist for best freshman in Division I FCS.
Women's Basketball player Amber Calvin earned the top award for females when she took home Female Athlete of the Year. Calvin averaged 13.6 points and 4.0 assists per game.
Outstanding Freshman Female Athlete of the Year: Tiffanie Adair, Women's Basketball
Outstanding Freshman Male Athlete of the Year: D'Vonte Grant, Football
Senior Female Athlete of the Year: Shakia Forbes, Track & Field
Senior Male Athlete of the Year: Wallace Miles, Football
2011-12 Female Athlete of the Year: Amber Calvin, Women's Basketball
2011-12 Male Athlete of the Year: Wallace Miles, Football
Hall of Fame: Wallace Miles, Football
AAF Award: Shakia Forbes, Track & Field
Highest Team GPA: Women's Tennis
Academic Athletes (4.0 Cumulative GPA) Melisa Abernathy, Cheerleading, April Burrage, Women's Tennis, Andrew Cook, Baseball, Ashanti Foster-Felder, Track & Field, Tracy King, Women's Basketball, Omozokpia Olumese, Track & Field
Outstanding Wide Receiver Wallace Miles
Outstanding Defensive Lineman Tony Mashburn
Outstanding Offensive Lineman Brenton Walker
Most Valuable Player Michael Mayhew
Unsung Hero Julian Alford
Most Valuable Player Andrea Evans
Most Improved Player Chelsea Fox
Aggie Pride Award Murphye Williams
Women's Cross Country
Top Performer Award Janessa Benn
Men's Cross Country
Top Performer Award Paris Reddick-Simmons
Hustle Award Tiffanie Adair
Top Scorer Award Amber Calvin
Hustle Award R.J. Buck
Top Scorer Award Nic Simpson
Top Performer Award Lauren Bowling
Unsung Swimmer of the Year LaBraya Milton
Model of Consistency Award Cherise Poole
Top Performer Award Kimberly Stalling
Unsung Performer Award Victorea Austin
Women's Track &
Top Runner of the Year Ruth-Cassandra Hunt
Top Runner of the Year Jenea McCammon
Track Rookie of the Year Felexia Brasswell
Top Field Event of the Year Shakia Forbes
Men's Track &
Top Performer of the Year Torrance Womack
Top Performer of the Year Jarrell Elliott
Field Comeback Performer of the Year Michael Brown
Top Field Event of the Year Jared Baldwin
Most Outstanding Player of the Year Juanita Jernigan
Golden Glove Defensive Play of the Year Dominique Smith
Rookie of the Year Zabresha Blakeney
Most Valuable Performer Jasmine Silas
Rookie Cheer Squad Member of the Year Melisa Abernathy
Most Improved Cheerleading Jayda Bussey-Spratling