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Athletics Awards Ceremony 2017

The annual Athletics Awards Ceremony, a celebration of our student athletes' achievements, took place Thursday, May 4th. 

President O'Reilly welcomed a room full of athletes, coaches, staff and faculty, and commended the students for the great year they had. 

John Griffith, Director of the Athletics department thanked the many who contributed to this year's success.

Presentation of Awards:

Senior Athlete Awards:

Liz Anderson, Tiana Jordan, Shaneka Monroe, and Tiana Jordan

Pine Manor College Athletic All-Academic Team:

This award goes out to all Upperclassmen with a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Amber Schuman, Oscar Estrada and Jonathan Higgenbotham

Scholar Athlete Awards:

This award recognizes Upperclassmen with highest GPA. This award goes out to:
Liz Anderson and Daniel Alanis

Coach’s Award:

Awarded to the Student-Athletes with the most dedication to the Athletics Department. This year's recipients were:
Gary Stanley, Brian Wade, Jonathan Higgenbotham, Oscar Estrada, Tiana Jordan, Alaska Whiteshield, Kiesha Hadorn and Karina Naranjo

Sportsmanship Award:

Awarded to student-athletes that displayed outstanding sportsmanship throughout the season:
Derek Speight and Kiesha Hadorn

Rookie of the Year Award:

Awarded to Freshmen student-athletes for their outstanding athletic performance:
Edward Cromwell and Alexa Leon

Sophomore of the Year Award:

Awarded to Sophomore - one male and one female - student-athlete for their outstanding athletic performance: Rasheed Bell, Brian Wade and Amber Schuman 

Junior of the Year Award:

Awarded to one male and female Junior student-athlete for their outstanding athletic performance: Oscar Estrada and Shaquanda Middleton

Senior of the Year Award:

Awarded to a Senior for their 4 years of outstanding contributions to the Athletic Department. This year's award recipient is  Liz Anderson 

Athletes of the Year:

Awarded to the highest performing student-athlete for their outstanding accomplishments on and off the court.

Helping his team earn a berth for the second straight year to the ECAC tournament in Men’s Basketball, this student-athlete was top 25 in the NATION in two separate categories. In the 2016-2017 season he had 2.46 blocks per game (good for 20th in the country), and 64 total blocks, which were good for 21st in the country. The male student athlete of the year award goes to: Ellis Reid

As a freshmen, this student-athlete was in the top 25 in the Country in 3 major categories. In points per game, she ranked 20th in the country with 2.31 points per game. In goals per game, she was 13th in the country with 1.08 goals per game. In shots on goal per game, this student-athlete was ranked 25th in the country with 2.85 shots on goal. The female athlete of the year is Cassie Calendar

The Dotty McDermott Faculty and Staff Support Award

This year we present a new award that honors a member of the faculty or staff that has shown outstanding support for the Athletics Department and the Community. This award is named after Dotty McDermott who has been with Pine Manor College for 40 years and has supported the Athletics department and the entire college community in more ways than can be listed. We are happy that this award, recognizing a member of the staff and faculty will carry her name, and it is only fitting that the inaugural recipient of this award is Dottie herself. Thank you Dotty.