WEST CHESTER, Ohio – Two Miami University senior student-athletes and a head coach for the RedHawks received awards at the 20th annual Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association Awards Banquet Tuesday at the Savannah Center. Head soccer coach Bobby Kramig was named the GCNKWSA College Coach of the Year while senior forward Jess Kodiak garnered College Soccer Sportswoman of the Year and senior guard Courtney Osborn received College Basketball Sportswoman of the Year from the GCNKWSA.
Kramig becomes the first Miami coach to earn GCNKWSA College Coach of the Year since women’s swimming coach Dave Jennings earned the honor in 2005. In addition to his honor Tuesday, Kramig was named 2012 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year. In his 30th season at the helm of Miami Soccer, Kramig guided the RedHawks to MAC regular-season and tournament championships, the program’s first MAC title of any kind since 2002. Despite having a roster with just two seniors and 11 newcomers, he led Miami to a school-record 20 wins, going 20-3-1, including finishing unbeaten in MAC play at 10-0-1. Kramig also coached the ‘Hawks to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after upsetting No. 20 Tennessee in the opening match.
Kodiak (Naperville, Ill.) is the second RedHawk in the last three years to win College Soccer Sportswoman of the Year, along with Brooke Livingston (’11) in 2011. In the fall, Kodiak earned Third-Team All-America and First-Team All-Great Lakes Region from the NSCAA. She was also tabbed MAC Offensive Player of the Year, First-Team All-MAC and All-MAC Tournament Team at the end of the season. The 2012 team captain started all 24 games and led the team with 36 points, which was second in the MAC and 21st nationally. Kodiak set the school single-season record with 12 assists, which led the MAC and was sixth nationally. She added a team-best 12 goals, which was second in the MAC and included three game-winners and four multi-goal matches, all while leading the team to its on-field successes.
Osborn (Fishers, Ind.), who is a repeat winner of the College Basketball Sportswoman of the Year after claiming the honor last year, has been well decorated for her senior season with Miami’s women’s basketball team. Last month, she became the first women's basketball player in Miami history to earn All-MAC honors during all four years of her career. As a senior, she led the RedHawks with a 19.1 points per game average. She also averaged 4.8 assists per contest. Osborn is Miami's all-time leading scorer and ranks sixth in MAC history with 2,166 career points. She is also the team’s career record holder in three-pointers made (299), three-pointers attempted (871), free throws made (513), free throws attempted (641), field goals attempted (1814) and 20-plus point games (48).
The GCNKWSA annually honors female athletes and coaches from local high schools and colleges who have excelled during the season, as well as other women who have made an impact on athletics in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area. In addition to Osborn, softball pitcher Jessica Simpson was recognized as the College Softball Sportswoman of the Year by the GCNKWSA as the only other RedHawk to claim an award last year. To see a list of previous award winners, click here.