MSU's Carver in Running for Amarillo Award

Midwestern State senior Savannah Carver is among four finalists for the fifth annual Dick Bynum Award presented by The Downtown Lions' Club of Amarillo.

The award, which is presented to the outstanding Amarillo-area female college is athlete, will be presented at a luncheon Tuesday at Second Baptist Church in Amarillo. The girls' athletic department of the winner's high school alma mater will receive $1,000.
Criteria for the award include athletic achievement, scholastic achievement and positive social interaction with the community.
Carver is a two-time All-Lone Star Conference South Division honorable mention performer while appearing in 61 games including 35 starts at the forward position.
The Canyon Randall High School product polished off a career best season with averaging 10.5 points per game in 2010-11 after scoring 10.1 points a contest as a sophomore in 2009-10.
Other finalists including University of Texas cross country/track standout Betzy Jimenez of Hereford; Abilene Christian soccer star Andrea Carpenter of Canyon Randall High and Oklahoma volleyball stalwart Brianne Baker from Amarillo High School.
Past winners include Oklahoma basketball standout Leah Rush in 2007, West Texas A&M basketball star Emily Brister in 2008, TCU tennis player Nina Munch Soegaard in 2009 and West Texas A&M volleyball standout Katie Rickwartz in 2010.