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All-Time Doc Martie & Ruth Russell Award Winners
The Doc Martie and Ruth Russell Awards are given out annually to the University of Nevada's top male and female senior student-athletes.
The awards are named for J.E. "Doc" Martie, a former Nevada men's basketball coach (1923-29, 1930-39) and administrator, and Ruth I. Russell, a former director of women's athletics (1948-69).
Student-athletes are nominated by their head coaches and must be in their final year of eligibility and in good academic standing. The award winners are chosen in a vote by the athletics department staff.
Here is a listing of the male and female student-athletes who have won these prestigious awards:
|DOC MARTIE AWARD WINNERS|
|1963||Bob Pederson||Football/Track & Field|
|1966||Fred Williams||Track & Field|
|1982||Lane Maestretti||Track & Field|
|1996||Alex Van Dyke||Football|
|RUTH I. RUSSELL AWARD WINNERS|
|1998||Lise Mackie||Swimming & Diving|
|2000||Limin Liu||Swimming & Diving|
|2002||Jenni Ashcroft||Track & Field|
|2003||Erin Kelly||Track & Field|
|2005||Alyssa Chin||Swimming & Diving|
|2007||Kali Baker||Cross Country/Track & Field|
|2011||Tahnee Robinson||Women's Basketball|
|2013||Mengjiao Mi||Swimming & Diving|
|2014||Grace Huang||Swimming & Diving|
|2016||Krysta Palmer||Swimming & Diving|
STAR OF THE WEEK
2016-17 Student Athlete of the Week
Women's Swimming & Diving
After sweeping all three diving competitions, Sharae Zheng helped lead the Pack to a third place finish at the 2017 Mountain West Championships. Not only did she become just the third diver in MW history to win all three events, Zheng finished the weekend setting two MW records. As a program, the Pack has now won 14 of the 15 diving events at the championships, since Nevada joined the MW five years ago.
- ATHLETE OF THE MONTH