All-American quarterback and Walter Payton Award winner Taylor Heinicke and two-time Conference USA women's golfer of the week Samantha Morrell were named Athletes of the Year by the Old Dominion University Alumni Association on Monday night.
Seniors Jonathan Plisco (football) and Maeghan Pardy (rowing) were named the 2013 recipients of the Jack Wilkins/James Howard Scholar Athletes of the Year.
Heinicke set a series of NCAA records on his way to being named the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision. In five of her last six matches, Morrell had finishes of second, fifth, fourth, third and first. She was 10th at last week's C-USA meet.