April 9, 2007
Missouri seniors Tiffany Brooks, Blair Hardiek, EeTisha Riddle and Carlynn Savant claimed ten of the 11 awards handed out at the annual awards banquet, held on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Select.
Riddle was named the Most Valuable Tiger after leading the team in scoring, field goal percentage, blocks, minutes, while placing second in rebounds and assists. She finished her career with 1,034 points to rank 24th all-time at Mizzou.
Savant took home five awards, including two of the three for leading the team in a particular statistical category throughout the season. She grabbed a team-high 242 rebounds for the "Glass Attacker" Rebounding Award and set a school record with her 91.2 free-throw percentage which placed her second in the nation and garnered the "String Music" Free Throw Award. She also earned the "Daily Point Leader" Award for post players, the "Heart and Soul Leadership" Award. Strength & Conditioning coach Bryan Mann presented Savant with the F.I.E.L.D. Award, which recognizes Focus, Intensity, Enthusiasm, Leadership and Discipline.
Brooks received the "Daily Point Leader" Award for the guards and the "Intimidator Defense" Award. She routinely was given the assignment of guarding the opposition's top outside threat and led the Tigers with 52 steals.
Hardiek claimed the "Special Delivery" Assist Award as her 70 dimes led the team. She also was presented with the "Fighting Tiger Hustle" Award.
The only award that didn't go to a senior was earned by Kassie Drew - the squad's only junior. Drew was given the "Daily Point Leader" Award for her efforts over the course of the Tigers' preseason workouts.
2006-07 Sixth Stripe Award Winners
"Most Valuable Tiger": EeTisha Riddle
"Glass Attacker" Rebounding Award: Carlynn Savant
"String Music" Free-Throw Award: Carlynn Savant
"Special Delivery" Assist Award: Blair Hardiek
Pre-Season "Daily Point Leader": Kassie Drew
Regular-Season" Daily Point Leader" (Guard): Tiffany Brooks
Regular-Season" Daily Point Leader" (Post): Carlynn Savant
"Intimidator Defense" Award: Tiffany Brooks
"Fighting Tiger Hustle" Award: Blair Hardiek
"Heart and Soul Leadership" Award: Carlynn Savant
Strength & Conditioning F.I.E.L.D. Award: Carlynn Savant