The greatest quarterback in USF history Quinton Flowers and All-American women’s soccer player Evelyne Viens were named the 2017 USF Male and Female Athletes of the Year by the Sports Club of Tampa Bay on Thursday morning.
Congratulations to Evelyne & Quinton!— USF Athletics (@USFAthletics) March 15, 2018
Tremendous seasons for both & their teams.
We look forward to honoring them March 21 at the @SportsClub_TB Hall of Fame Banquet.
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The two USF standouts will be recognized at the 35th annual Sports Club of Tampa Bay Hall of Fame Banquet on March 21. The event helps support Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and youth sports throughout the region, while the Sports Club of Tampa Bay has been supporting and recognizing amateur athletes in the Bay area for 50 years.
Flowers, already the most accomplished player at his position in USF history, became just the fourth player in FBS football history to pass for 8,000 yards and rush for 3,500 more in a single career.
In the Bulls’ comeback Birmingham Bowl victory to cap off a 10-win 2017 season, Flowers became the American Athletic Conference’s career leader in total offense with 11,802 yards. He now ranks ninth all-time in FBS history in quarterback rushing yards (3,672) and became one of only six players in FBS history to pass for 60 touchdowns and rush for 40 more in a career.
Viens, in helping the Bulls capture their first American Athletic Conference Championship title in thrilling fashion over C., piled up a team-best 12 goals, 33 points and 87 shots.
In her sophomore season, the Canadian become the first All-American in USF women’s soccer history and was named to the United Soccer Coaches third-team she helped the Bulls reach the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four seasons.
Viens recorded six game-winners in 2017 and led the conference with 13 assists. She was also one of 22 members on the team to earn USF Athletics Academic Honor Roll recognition as the program posted an 89% or better Graduation Success Rate for the 10th straight year.
Congratulations to these great USF athletes, both on and off the field.