C.J. Harris, Katie Stengel Receive Palmer and Crisp Awards
July 15, 2013
By Scott Wortman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WFUSports)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - C.J. Harris was named the Arnold Palmer Award winner, and Katie Stengel was named the Marge Crisp Award winner, as Wake Forest honored the pair of standout student-athletes with its highest athletic honor for the 2012-13 season.
The Arnold Palmer Award is presented annually to the Wake Forest male athlete of the year, while the Marge Crisp Award goes annually to the top female athlete of the year. The award based on 100 percent athletic accomplishments and any Demon Deacon student-athlete is eligible.
Harris, a senior basketball player in 2012-13, earned All-ACC honors for the second straight season after leading the Demon Deacons in scoring with 15.4 points per game.
He ranked sixth in the ACC in scoring and also led the league in free throw shooting at 84.7 percent (138-of-163). Harris ranked ninth in the ACC in 3-point field goals (1.9 per game) and 10th in minutes played (32.8).
Harris scored in double figures in 26 games this past year, including six 20-point performances. He scored a career-high 29 points twice, leading the Deacons to wins over Boston College (Jan. 12) and Virginia Tech (March 10).
Harris was named the ACC Player of the Week on Feb. 25 after scoring 23 points to lead the Deacons to an 80-65 upset of then No. 2-ranked Miami the previous Saturday.
A three-year team captain, Harris finished his career with 1,613 points in 124 games for an average of 13.0 per contest. He became just the 17th player in school history to score 1,600 points in a career.
Harris is the first basketball player since Chris Paul in 2005 to win the Arnold Palmer Award.
Stengel, a junior on the women's soccer team in 2012-13, was named to the 2012 NSCAA All-America Second Team, becoming Wake Forest's first three-time women's soccer All-American. She missed the first half of the season while winning the FIFA Under-20 World Cup as a member of the U.S. team but returned to lead the Demon Deacons with nine goals and 22 points in 15 games.
Stengel was voted to the All-ACC first team for the third time after helping Wake Forest to a second-place finish in the conference.
Stengel joins Cheyenne Woods (2010, 2011), Kelly Doton (2003, 2004), Janelle Kraus (1998, 1999, 2000) and Charlotte Grant (1981, 1982) as the only student-athletes to win the Marge Crisp Award in back-to-back seasons. She is the only soccer player ever to win the award.
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