The Eastern Michigan University Athletic Department announced today that they will host the first ever “Ypsis,” which is an award banquet event similar to the ESPY’s. It will feature a green-carpet entrance and Hollywood-style production according to a press release released by emueagles.com.
The “Ypsis” will take place on Monday, April 20, at the Convocation Center at 7 p.m. Tickets for non-student-athletes will be $20 and are on sale now at the Eastern Michigan University Marketplace.
“Our student-athletes have represented Eastern Michigan University extraordinarily well in the classroom, in the community and in competition – we have so much to be proud of,” said Heather Lyke, vice president and director of athletics, in the release. “We are excited to showcase our accomplishments in this fantastic new format, and we hope you come celebrate with us.”
EMU student-athletes and staff will present awards along with live performances and video skits and will recognize every student-athlete on each team.
Fans can also vote on the “Play of the Year” online on the EMU Athletics Facebook page.
Here is the complete list of awards that will be handed out according to the press release:
Honor NCAA and Conference Academic Scholars
Academic Team of the Year
E-Club Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
E-Club Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
Male Individual Community Service Award
Female Individual Community Service Award
Men's Community Service Team of the Year
Women's Community Service Team of the Year
Eagle's Unite Award
Male Newcomer of the Year
Female Newcomer of the Year
Teammate of the Year (one from each team)
Play of the Year
Male Athlete of the Year
Female Athlete of the Year
Men's Team of the Year
Women's Team of the Year
Cartwright Award (Best team overall in Academics, Athletics, & Citizenship)