John Boyer, Meili Carpenter Named UB Athletes of the Year
BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo has announced that men's basketball playerJohn Boyer and women's diver Meili Carpenter have been selected as the 2010 Student Athletes of the Year. The pair were honored at Sunday's Student Athlete Orientation Day.
Boyer, the point guard on UB's men's basketball team, led the Bulls to an 18-12 record in 2009-10 and had a breakout season in his senior campaign. He led the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.70), the first UB basketball player in its Division I era to lead the nation in a statistical category. He averaged 7.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. Boyer finished the season with 159 assists - the fifth best single season total in school history and the most assists by a UB player since the Bulls joined the Mid-American Conference in 1998. Off the court, Boyer was also named by the league's Faculty Athletic Representatives to the Academic All-MAC team and he earned recognition to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District men's basketball team in January,
Carpenter completed her UB career posting school records for one-and three-meter diving events in 2010. She swept both events at the 2010 Mid-American Conference Championships earning first-team All-MAC honors and winning the league's Diver of the Year award. She also earned honorable mention All-American honors at the NCAA National Championships. Carpenter was also named to the Academic All-MAC and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team for the second year in a row.
Last year, Drew Willy of the UB football team and Denise Harijanto of the women's tennis team took home the award.
Additionally, the Athletic Director's Award was given to UB's rowing team for their exceptional season. The Bulls won their third consecutive Dad Vail Regatta championship and won the Colonial Athletic Association title.