News Releases 2008

YellowJacket Soccer Senior, Daniel Iya, earns ASC Sportsmanship Award

Mon, Dec 8 2008

LeTourneau University senior forward Daniel Iya has been recognized for his accomplishments beyond the ball on the soccer field this year. The American Southwest Conference has named Iya the inaugural ASC Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year as a part of the 2008 ASC men’s soccer awards.
The ASC holds all athletes to the highest ideals of sportsmanship, as exemplified by the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee statement on behalf of all Division III student-athletes, which calls for continual demonstration of respect, fair play and responsibility. The ASC Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year award honors student-athletes whose actions demonstrate one or more of these ideals, as well as civility, honesty and unselfishness, as they compete in intercollegiate athletics.
As a testament to Iya’s character, he was chosen to receive the award by a vote of the league’s 14 head coaches, who selected him as a representation of such ideals. Iya, a student from Jos, Nigeria, attended Hillcrest School.
Three additional LETU players were named among the ASC top performers on the field this year, with midfielder Dillon Holt, who scored eight goals this season, earning ASC Co-Offensive Freshman of the Year as well as 2nd team all-conference honors.
Senior defender Ryan Rector and freshman goalkeeper Kyle Davis also grabbed 2nd team all-conference accolades. 
LETU finished the season 9-9-2 overall and 7-4-2 in conference