Rock Royer/Mac Rivera Award
LYNCHBURG, Va. – As part of its wrap-up coverage of the 2019-20 athletics season, LibertyFlames.com will run a series of interviews with the nominees for the 2020 Rock Royer/Mac Rivera Award.
In 1975, the Rock Royer/Mac Rivera Award was established to honor the top senior student-athlete at Liberty University who best exemplifies the standards and lives of both of these great Christian men. Rock Royer was Liberty's first football coach in 1973. Mac Rivera was a member of Liberty's basketball team from 1972 until 1975. Both Rock Royer and Mac Rivera tragically died at a young age.
This award encompasses more than just athletic ability. It recognizes the Liberty University senior student-athlete who has maintained an exemplary testimony on the playing field, in the classroom and among the student body.
Today, we continue this series by talking with Gabrielle Farrell, a senior member of the Liberty women's soccer team from Langhorne, Pa.
Farrell will go down as one of the best players in the program's rich history, playing in 77 career games, scoring 24 career goals, which ranks No. 2 in school history. Always an offensive threat, Farrell ranks third in school history with 62 career points, including a freshman season where she tallied 24 points scoring eight goals along with a team-high eight assists.
Farrell was a four-time all-conference selection and made an impact in the community as she helped run youth soccer clinics, participated in Liberty's Spooktacular and assisted at the Food Pantry.
The winner of the 2020 Rock Royer/Mac Rivera Award will be announced on LibertyFlames.com on Friday, June 12.
2020 Rock Royer/Mac Rivera Award Interviews June 5 - Amber Bishop (Softball) June 6 – Tanner (Ealum) Hart (Women's Track & Field) June 9 - Ben Highfill (Baseball)
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