Briefs: Black, Henry named Athletes of the Year

For the second consecutive year, Kerine Black was named as USF’s Best Western All Suites Hotel Female Athlete of the Year Thursday. Anthony Henry, a defensive back, was named as the male recipient.”In what was an outstanding year across the board for our athletic teams, Kerine Black and Anthony Henry can take great pride in knowing that they have been selected as the best of our best at USF,” Athletics Director Lee Roy Selmon said. “They deserve a lot of credit for all their hard work and many accomplishments.”Black, an All-American in track and field, became the first Conference USA athlete to capture victories in four separate events when she accomplished the feat at the 2001 C-USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in May. Black, who won the 100 meters, 200 meters, long jump and triple jump, was tabbed C-USA Athlete of the Year.

Henry, a four-year captain and member of USF’s original team, was the Bulls defensive MVP in 200 after setting a school record with five interceptions. Henry also holds the USF career record with 10 interceptions and became the second of three Bulls chosen from last year’s team when he was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the second pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft.

Mitchell tabbed

Kawika Mitchell, a junior linebacker, was named to the 2001 Preseason All-Independent Team.

Mitchell played in all 11 games for the Bulls last season, registering team-highs with 54 solo tackles and 77 total tackles. Mitchell was also ranked 13th on the site’s overall top 30 Players regardless of position.

Junior quarterback Marquel Blackwell, while not named as the site’s choice for quarterback, was ranked as the 23 rd best player overall regardless of position.