Fans, the athletic department's sixth annual ARC Awards will be held on Sunday, May 4, and for the first time, you have a say in an award! Voting is open through Tuesday at noon for the Performance of the Year, so vote now, and then watch the ARC Awards Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. on the Horizon League Network!
The nominees for the Performance of the Year are:
Baseball - Karch Kowalczyk goes 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and a career-high 6 RBIs April 12 in a win over Youngstown State.
Men's basketball - Alec Peters scores 30 points in his fifth career game at Evansville Nov. 20, just two days after visiting his tornado-ravaged hometown of Washington, Ill.
Men's basketball - Lavonte Dority scores a career-best 33 points at UIC Feb. 1 in a Horizon League win, including 22 in the first half capped by a 27-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Men's golf - Peter Webb shoots a 5-under-par 211, setting a new program 54-hole scoring record, and matched the Crusaders' single-round record of 67 in his second career tournament Sept. 8-10 at the Golfweek Program Challenge.
Men's tennis - Facing off against the nation's 81st-ranked singles player, Jeffrey Schorsch comes from behind for a three-set win at number one singles at #29 Northwestern Feb. 23.
Men's track and field - Justin Zosso breaks his own school record in the pole vault and wins the event at the Horizon League Indoor Championships March 1.
Women's basketball - Liz Horton scores a career-high 25 points to lead the Crusaders to a win over Detroit March 10 in Horizon League Championship play.
Women's golf - Michelle Kleckner tied for third place on a difficult course at the SIUE Doubletree Invitational Sept. 23-24, leading the Crusaders to their second tournament championship in program history.
Women's soccer - Kat Anesini scores the game-winning goal for the Crusaders in their win over Northwestern Sept. 5, the program's first-ever win over a Big Ten team.
Women's track and field - Jazmin Taylor wins the high jump at Purdue Feb. 15, breaking her own program record in the event by two inches.
Volleyball - Janelle Hobbs matches her career high with 17 kills and committed just one error in the Crusaders' Horizon League win at Wright State Nov. 15.