Anderson, Waddell Selected as Culpepper Senior Student-Athletes of the Year

Anderson, Waddell Selected as Culpepper Senior Student-Athletes of the Year

BUCKHANNON – Football player Michael Anderson and softball player Brooklyn Waddell were named the 2017 West Virginia Wesleyan Culpepper Senior Athletes of the Year at the Bobcat Senior Student-Athlete Banquet held Tuesday evening in the Social Hall.

The Culpepper Award is voted on by the College's 13 head coaches and members of the Wesleyan athletic department based on overall athletic excellence on the playing field and representing the college in a positive manner.

Anderson was a 5-9, 190-pound tailback from Elkridge, Md on Del Smith's football team.

Waddell is a 5-4 second baseball from Buckhannon, W. V.a on Steve Warner's softball squad.

Below are their student-athlete resumes:

MICHAEL ANDERSON – FOOTBALL

2016: Senior

Broke WVWC Career Records for Rushing Yardage and All Purpose Yardage

Broke MEC Record for Most Career 100 Yard Rushing Games (16)

Finished with Second Highest Single Season Rushing Total in WVWC history

1 of 8 Players from Super Region 1 Nominated for Harlon Hill Trophy (D2 National Player of the Year)

MEC Offensive Player of the Year

1st Team AFCA All-American

3rd Team Don Hansen Football Gazette All-American

Honorable Mention D2Football.com All-American

1st Team D2CCA All-Super Region 1

1st Team Don Hansen Super Region 1

1st Team All-MEC

Finished as #6 Leading Rusher in NCAA Division 2

Finished as Leading Rusher in MEC

Finished with Most All-Purpose Yards in MEC

Finished as only Rusher in MEC with over 100 yards per game

Finished with Second Best Rushing Season in WVWC History

Had highest Single Game Rushing Total in Mountain East (237yds vs Concord)

Two Time MEC Offensive Player of the Week

Led WVWC in Rushing, Receiving, Scoring and All Purpose Yardage

Key Member of Get Up Get Moving & World Vision Community Service Initiatives

Heavily involved in BSU campus initiatives, such as Black History Month

 

2015: Junior

1st Team All-MEC

1st WVWC Football Player in over a decade to surpass 1000yds rushing in a single season

Finished with Most All-Purpose Yards in MEC

Led team in Rushing and Receiving

 

2014: Sophomore

2nd Team All-MEC

Led WVWC in Rushing

 

2013: Freshman

Set MEC Freshman Single Game Rushing Record (224 vs Fairmont)

HM All-MEC

Led WVWC in Rushing

 
 

BROOKLYN WADDELL – Softball

2014      Freshman

Batted .256 with 82 at bats.  Started 20 of 61 games

 

2015      Sophomore

Batted .483 and started all 48 games played.  Hit 15 doubles and 16 homeruns with a .864 slugging percentage and a .970 fielding percentage.

NFCA 1st Team All-American

NFCA All-Region

Daktronics All-Atlantic Region 1st Team

MEC Player of the Year

 

2016      Junior

Batted .360 with 20 doubles and 11 homeruns.  Ended with a .601 slugging percentage and a .963 fielding percentage.

NFCA 3rd Team All-American

NFCA All-Region

MEC 1st Team

 

2017      Senior

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