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Texas A&M pitcher Ryan Prager (18) delivers a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Kentucky at the NCAA Men’s College World Series at in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday, June 17, 2024. Prager went for 6.2 innings, allowing two hits and zero runs. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
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Texas A&M pitcher Ryan Prager (18) delivers a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Kentucky at the NCAA Men’s College World Series at in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday, June 17, 2024. Prager went for 6.2 innings, allowing two hits and zero runs. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
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Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) robs a home run from Florida infielder Cade Kurland (4) in the top of the ninth inning during Texas A&M’s game against Florida at the NCAA Men’s College World Series at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday, June 15, 2024. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
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June 16, 2024

BCA Banquet

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Photo by Valerie Gunchick

The crowd chose best-masked by cheering the loudest for their choice.  The winner was Whataburger cup-masked Jeff Bartlett. BCA Host Kristi Leonard hypes up the crowd. 

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  • Coach Kevin Sumlin shares a smile at the BCA Awards held in the Kyle Field Hall of Champions.

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • Christian Kirk proudly takes home his Newcomer of the Year Award from the BCA banquet on May 2, 2016. 

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • Head coaches Pat Henry, Rob Childress, and Kevin Sumlin saw ’em off at the conclusion of the BCA banquet.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • The two male hosts of the BCA Awards, Tonny Trocha-Morelos and Riley Garner, prepare for their grand entrance of Garner pushing Trocha-Morelos while he peddles and rides on a tricycle.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • Christian Kirk received the Newcomer of the Year award at the BCA banquet.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • The BCA Awards had assigned seating for only a select few.  Coach Sumlin was one of them and was placed at table 1, which seemed to be the best seat in the house.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • The BCA fed athletes and attendees alike buffet style creole, which was steaming hot as seen here. 

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • Upon arrival to the BCA banquet, most attendees lined up for a photo. 

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • Alex Caruso accepted the Male Athlete of the Year award with his coach, Billy Kennedy.

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • The BCA, Building Champions Awards, banquet was held in the highly impressive and 60 foot tall Kyle Field Hall of Champions. 

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • Left to right: Junior Kaci Fisher, freshman Madison Malsch, and senior Logan Pluhar are part of TAMU’s equestrian team and posed together at the photo booth during the BCA Awards.

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • Kara Erickson and Jeff Bartlett wore masks of different sorts at the masquerade-themed BCA Awards on May 2, 2016.  

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • The award for the team with the overall highest GPA went to the women’s swimming and diving team at the BCA banquet on May 2, 2016. 

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
  • Hosts for the night Riley Garner, Kristi LeonardTöri Valdes, and Tonny Trocha-Morelos hold their Co-Emcee awards at the end of the BCA banquet.

    Photo by Valerie Gunchick
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