3rd Annual Raiders Choice Awards set for May 1

Recognizing academic and athletic achievements for 2013-14

April 15, 2014 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee athletic department is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Raiders' Choice Awards, a year-end Academy Awards style show recognizing the athletic and academic achievements of the Blue Raider student-athletes for the 2013-14 academic year.

The blue carpet event will be held Thursday May 1 at the MTSU Tucker Theater and is open to the public with a limited number of free tickets available. The blue carpet celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. with the awards presentation getting underway at 7 p.m.

The public can call and request tickets immediately at the MT Ticket Office. Fans will be contacted when tickets are available for pick up.

Sixteen different awards will be presented throughout the evening with three voted upon by fans via GoBlueRaiders.com linked ballots. The live web voting will begin Monday, April 21 and run through Sunday, April 27.

Fans will have the chance to voice their opinion for the Play of the Year, Performance of the Year and the Game/Event of the Year.

Other categories of awards include the Making a Difference Award, Male/Female Newcomer of the Year, Most Improved Male and Female Player and Male/Female Athlete of the Year.

Also, the President's Award and Director's Cup will be handed out, All-America student-athletes will be honored and the Academic Achievement Awards and Highest Team GPA Award will be recognized.

MT Director of Broadcasting Chip Walters will serve as the emcee.

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