Beliauskas, Wilson Florida Tech Athletes of the Year
By Florida Tech // June 23, 2014
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Mindaugas Beliauskas of the men’s rowing team and Kayk Wilson of the women’s basketball team were named Florida Tech’s Athletes of the Year at the university’s Athletics Banquet, presented by Carrabba’s Italian Grill of Palm Bay, on April 23 at the Clemente Center.
Beliauskas, a graduate student from Kaunas, Lithuania, rowed four years in the men’s varsity eight for Florida Tech.
This spring, he helped the crew finish 15th in the country at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships.
Despite entering the national race ranked 20th, the Panthers took down five crews ranked ahead of them – No. 14 Penn, No. 15 Oregon State twice, No. 17 George Washington, No. 18 Syracuse twice and No. 19 Hobart – in the three-day event.
A mechanical engineering major, he played a role in Florida Tech medaling at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta for the fifth straight year.
CREW SEASON ACCOLADES
The crew beat Virginia, Drexel, Grand Valley State and Bucknell to win silver. Beliauskas and the Panthers also won the Florida Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships and finished second at the Southern Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships this spring.
Wilson, a junior guard from Rockledge, Florida was selected All-Sunshine State Conference First Team and Daktronics All-South Region First Team following the conclusion of the basketball season.
She led the conference in scoring at 20.1 points per game, which ranked 23rd in NCAA Division II. She was also first in made free throws with 186 and made three-point shots with 80.
AVERAGED 2.6 STEALS PER GAME
Her 2.6 steals per game average was second-most in the SSC and 24th in Division II.
The forensic psychology major was the first Panther to average at least 20 points in a season since the 1998-99 campaign. She set career-highs in scoring twice, pouring in 31 points and then 36 points. She totaled double figures in the scoring column in all but one game and joined the 1,000-point club in January.