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MEN'S SOCCER'S BENJI KIKANOVIC NAMED SACRAMENTO STATE'S MALE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

MEN'S SOCCER'S BENJI KIKANOVIC NAMED SACRAMENTO STATE'S MALE NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Men's Soccer's freshman forward Benji Kikanovic has been named the Sacramento State Male Newcomer of the Year. The Antelope, Calif., native was selected as the Big West Conference's co-Freshman of the Year after his debut season with the Hornets. Kikanovic was the first Hornet to receive the award since the program joined the Big West in 2012. He led the Hornets with 14 points during the season, scoring five goals and adding four assists. In addition to Freshman of the Year honors, Kikanovic was also named second team all-Big West and was voted to the conference's all-Freshman team.

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OTHER NOMINEES

Ethan Davidson (Golf) - Davidson was named honorable mention all-Big Sky Conference following his first collegiate season. The freshman competed in 10 of the team's 12 tournaments during the regular season and averaged 74.34 in 29 rounds. Davidson shot 69 at the Sacramento State Invitational and in the second round of the Big Sky Championship. He finished the season with nine rounds of 72 or better, and set his 54-hole best at the conference championship.

Johannes Gjerdaker (Tennis) - A second team all-Big Sky Conference selection, Gjerdaker was one of just two freshmen in the conference to be named all-league. The most consistent Hornet all season, he finished the spring with a 14-5 singles record, including a 9-2 mark against Big Sky opposition. Gjerdaker started the year at No. 5, but worked his way up to No. 3 by the end of the season. In addition, he won 13 of his final 15 singles matches of the season.

Oscar Govea (Soccer) - A freshman midfielder from Los Banos, Calif., Oscar Govea was named to the Big West's all-Freshman team. He was an every day starter from day one for Sacramento State. Govea played in all 17 of the Hornets' matches last season while starting 16 of them. He averaged over 70 minutes per game his freshman season and played a season-high 98 at UC Davis. He finished with one goal and had two assists on the season.

Pierre Williams (Football) - Williams led the team with five receiving touchdowns in his first active season. He ranked third on the team with 31 receptions and totaled 553 yards. His best performance came against Portland State where he caught six passes for 89 yards. During the year, he had seven catches of 25 yards or longer. One of those catches was a 54-yard touchdown against Cal Poly in a game in which he finished with 83 yards receiving.

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AWARD TIMELINE

June 11 - Female Newcomer of the Year
June 12 - Male Newcomer of the Year
June 13 - Female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year
June 14 - Male Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year
June 17 - Women's Academic Team of the Year
June 18 - Men's Academic Team of the Year
June 19 - Female Individual Performance of the Year
June 20 - Male Individual Performance of the Year
June 21 - Biggest Upset Award
June 24 - Hornets Care Award
June 25 - Clutch Play Award
June 26 - Coach of the Year
June 27 - Female Hornet Award
June 28 - Male Hornet Award
July 1 - Team of the Year
July 2 - Female Student-Athlete of the Year
July 3 - Male Student-Athlete of the Year