For the second year in a row, Mississippi State has swept the 2019 C Spire Gillom and Howell Awards, presented to the best male and female collegiate basketball player in the state. Seniors Teaira McCowan and Quinndary Weatherspoon received this year’s awards.
MSU has swept the awards four times including last season when Victoria Vivians and Weatherspoon received the trophies. State also swept the awards in 2009 and 2010 when Jarvis Varnado and Alexis Rack both went back-to-back.
McCowan, the SEC Tournament MVP, Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, extended the Bulldogs’ streak of Gillom Award winners to five consecutive years after Vivians claimed each of the last four trophies.
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