Fall Frosty Awards Nominees: Male Performance of the Year

From now until Jan. 2, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester.  These are the fall nominees for Male Performance of the Year. Monday we'll unveil the candidates for Female Performance of the Year. 

The sixth annual Frosty Awards will take place in late April and honor athletic excellence in Carson-Newman's athletic department. 



Temoris Coats at Catawba (Football): Temoris Coats earned his fourth career TSWA state defensive player of the week award for a record-book altering performance against Catawba. Coats tallied nine tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, a pick and a pass break up in the Eagles' 33-30 overtime win at Catawba. The 5.5 tackles for loss are the third most in program history.  Coats follows Darryl Gooden (7.5 TFL v. Howard Payne in 1992) and William Moody (6.0 TFL v. New Haven in 2002) for the most stops behind the line of scrimmage in a single game. Coats' 5.5 tackles for loss backed Catawba up 12 yards. He registered 3.5 tackles for loss in the first half against Catawba and his interception in the third quarter came with Catawba ahead, 21-20. Coats added a pass breakup and made two other tackles for no gain in the contest.

Desmond Fairell v. Virginia-Lynchburg: Less of a game and more of a quarter, Desmond Fairell had a 13-minute stretch of football for the ages against Virginia-Lynchburg in a 63-10 win for the Eagles.  The junior snagged two interceptions and took a punt return 70 yards to the house in a span of 13 minutes in the second quarter of Carson-Newman's win over the Dragons.  He also had a tackle on the day. Fairell's 70-yard punt return for a score was the first of punt return touchdown of his career and the first for Carson-Newman in a decade and two weeks.  Reggie Hubbard brought one back, strangely enough, 70 yards against Mars Hill in 2008. Fairell earned Tennessee Sportswriters Association Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Antonio Wimbush at Virginia Union:  Antonio Wimbush turned in a career performance in the Eagles' 33-29 win at Virginia Union. The junior running back tallied 184 yards, a career high and his first ever 150-yard rushing day, on 21 carries to go along with three scores.  Wimbush became Carson-Newman's first 150-yard rusher since Jared Dillingham tallied 196 yards against Mars Hill last year. The Kingsland, Ga.-native's three scores also mark his third career game with a trio of rushing touchdowns. Wimbush also pulled that off twice his freshman year against North Greenville and Tusculum. He averaged 8.8 yards per carry in the contest and helped the Eagles to a third consecutive game rushing for at least 300 yards. Wimbush tallied a 50-yard run that set the Eagles up for their first score, as well as chunk 41 and 22-yard totes.  

Tobias Solem Karlsen (Men's Soccer) v. Coker on Sept. 22: With hat tricks in wins over Lincoln Memorial and Clayton State a year ago, the junior forward netted his third of his career in a 4-1 win over Coker this season. His first goal came just under five minutes into the game. After a score in the 23rd minute, he cemented his three-goal afternoon in the 32nd minute, giving his second of three multi-goal games he would record on the season. The hat trick performance helped him to receive Player of the Week plaudits from the South Atlantic Conference and Tennessee Sportswriters Association in the same week.

Caleb Howell (Swimming) v. Wingate:  Howell collected four event wins alone in C-N's upset of No. 10 Wingate to open up the campaign which included the 200 yard IM and 100 breaststroke in day one. Day two's victories came in the 400 IM and 200 breaststroke.

Luke Greer (Cross Country) at Royals Challenge: One of his six top-10 finishes of the season, his run at the Queens Royals Challenge on October 12th earned him the school record for the 8-kilometer distance. A 5th place finish out of 396 runners with a time of 23:57.

Luke Greer (Cross Country) at Region Championships: Yet another record-worthy run in the 2018 cross-country season for Greer. Finishing in second place at the Southeast Region Championships on November 17th, thirty-one minutes and ten seconds set the school record for the 10-kilometer distance at Carson-Newman.

Luke Greer (Cross Country) at the National Championships: Capping off another stellar season, Greer concluded his cross-country career finishing in 8th place at the Division II National Championships in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 1st. With his top-10 finish, Greer made history for the Eagles becoming the first cross-country athlete to be named All-American since Carson-Newman moved up to Division II in 1994. The last cross-country Eagle to finish as an All-American was Raymond Farmer in the 1989 season when C-N was still an NAIA school.