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Athletics: Ragin’ Cajuns Recognize 2015-16 Student-Athletes Of The Year

2015-16 Student-Athlete of the Year

Moore, Wilridge Earn Top Honors Among nominees


LAFAYETTE – Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball pitcher Dylan Moore and women’s basketball guard Kia Wilridge were each honored on Wednesday as they were named the UL Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year during the athletic department’s annual Student-Athlete of the Year Luncheon at the UL Student Union.

Shellie Landry (softball) and Steven Wronkoski (men’s basketball) were each awarded as Silver Medalists. Also honored as Student-Athletes of the Year for their respective sports were: Lindsay Brammer (Women’s Soccer), Melissa Burckhartt (Women’s Tennis), Anna Katherine Devitt (Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country), Beau Robinson (Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country), Edgar Lopez (Men’s Tennis), Haraldur Magnus (Men’s Golf), Stacey Reilly (Women’s Volleyball) and Dominique Tovell (Football). 

Moore, a Political Science-Pre Law/Spanish major, currently holds a 4.0 GPA and has been named to the UL President’s List and the Sun Belt Conference Commissioners List over the last two years of his academic career. Athletically, he has set the school record with saves in a season with 13 and holds the school record for career saves with 17. In his freshman season he was named to the All Sun Belt Conference Second Team, 2015 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team, 2015 NCBWA Freshman All-American Team and the Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team. Moore serves as a representative for baseball to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and has volunteered his time with the Big Event, American Heart Association, collecting shoes for Soles4Souls, Christmas Adopt-A-Family, the Buddy Walk and many other causes. 

Wilridge, an exercise science major, has been named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List, the UL President’s and Dean’s lists. She has been an integral part of the women’s basketball team during her time as a Ragin’ Cajun, as she has been a part of the two Women’s Basketball Invitational Championship teams and named to the WBI All-Tournament team in 2015 and 2016. Wilridge has been recognized at the conference level as well as she was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference third team in 2015 and the All Sun Belt Conference Second team in 2016. She has volunteered her time with the Buddy Walk, Dreams Come True of Acadiana, Special Olympics and with the basketball skills clinic for Down Syndrome children.

Landry, an exercise science major, has been named to Who’s Who Among College Students, UL’s  Dean’s List, Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll and Sun Belt Conference Commissioners List. She has volunteered her time at Reading in Red, hospital visits and Buddy Ball in which she helped children with disabilities share in the joy of sports. As part of the nationally-ranked Ragin’ Cajuns softball team, Landry is a standout. She was named to the All-Sun Belt Conference second-team as a freshman and was a first-team All-SBC pick the last two seasons. In her junior year, she ranked in the top 20 in the NCAA in home runs and in the top 50 in slugging percentage and RBI per game. 

Wronkoski, an exercise science major, is also a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Wronkoski has given his time over his career as a Ragin’ Cajun volunteering with the Boy’s and Girl’s Club, Reading in Red and the Special Olympics. He also holds the UL men’s basketball record as the all-time leader in games played (136).

Each student-athlete was nominated by their respective head coach and met the criteria of embodying the highest qualities of being an all-around student-athlete through their success in academics, athletics, leadership and community involvement. 

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Student-Athlete of the Year Honorees
2013-14 – Matt Hicks (Baseball); Natalie Fernandez (Softball)
2014-15 – Evan Tatford (Football); Jordan Wallace (Softball)
2015-16 – Dylan Moore (Baseball); Kia Wilridge (Women’s Basketball)