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Results of the 2018 Nellies Awards Ceremony

The 2018 Nellies Awards, held Wednesday evening, May 9th, 2018 honored Cornell athletes across a spectrum of categories, while also providing entertainment in celebrating a year of athletic triumph.

For each category, the winners are listed below:

Best Male Athlete (Fall)

Dominic Deluca – Cross Country

Best Female Athlete (Fall)

Samantha McIlwrick – Field Hockey

Best Male Athlete (Winter)

Yianni Diakomihalis – Wrestling

Best Female Athlete (Winter)

Kristin O’Neill – Ice Hockey

Best Male Athlete (Spring)

Jeff Teat – Lacrosse

Best Female Athlete (Spring)

Annie Taylor – Track & Field

Rookie of the Year (Male)

Matthew Galajda – Ice Hockey

Rookie of the Year (Female)

Amy Shen – Gymnastics

Best Record-Breaking Performance

Ilya Evdokimov – Men’s Swimming

Upset of the Year

Cornell Football v. Harvard

Best Comeback Performance

Cornell Football team

Best Championship Performance

Yianni Diakomihalis – Wrestling (in the 140-lb National Championship)

Narby Krimsnatch Award

Oseoba Airewele – Men’s Track & Field

Courage Award

Ida Farinholt


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