Restrepo Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Bantam Squash Star Named Top Female Scholar Athlete
Restrepo has been selected as a 2005-06 NCAA Winter
Postgraduate Scholarship winner and was recently named Trinity’s
Susan A. Martin Award co-winner as the College’s senior female
athlete of the year. Restrepo is the first squash player ever
awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and the first Trinity woman
to win the award. She is also Trinity’s first NCAA Postgraduate
Scholarship honoree since 1995.
To qualify for an
NCAA postgraduate scholarship, a student-athlete must have an
overall grade-point average of at least 3.2, or its equivalent, and
must have performed with distinction as a member of the varsity team
in the sport in which s/he was nominated. The student-athlete must
have behaved, both on and off the field, in a manner that has
brought credit to the institution and intercollegiate athletics. The
student-athlete also must intend to continue academic work beyond
the baccalaureate degree as a full-time or part-time graduate
student. The Susan E. Martin “Outstanding Student-Athlete” Award is
presented annually to the College’s senior woman who has combined
excellence on the fields of competition with excellence in the
classroom. This prestigious award was established in 1978 and named
in honor of Suzie Martin ’71, who was one of the first Trinity women
to compete in intercollegiate athletics.
Women’s Rowing Earns Fourth Consecutive Bid to NCAA
The women’s rowing team, which is 9-1
this spring and finished second in the New England Championships and
the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC)
Championships and fourth in the Eastern College Athletic Conference
(ECAC) National Invitational Regatta this month, has been chosen as
an at-large selection to the NCAA Division III National
Championships on May 26-27 in New Jersey.
The Bantams, coached by 2005 Collegiate
Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) Division III National Coach of the
Year Marina Traub (2nd Season), finished fourth behind
Ithaca, Williams, and Smith in the ECAC Regatta in Worcester,
Massachusetts. Williams earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Regatta
with its first-place finish among NESCAC schools in the ECAC races
and Ithaca, Smith, Trinity, Tufts, and Puget Sound were granted NCAA
at-large selections. Those six teams will compete for the NCAA
Championship title, which is given to the team with the highest
combined score of its first and second varsity eight crews. The
first varsity eights from Colby and Lewis & Clark will also compete
for the Varsity Eights National Championship, which Trinity won in
2005, but will not have a second boat in the regatta.
The Bantams, ranked
No. 2 in the nation according to Collegiate Rowing Coaches
Association (CRCA) Division III Poll, are making their
fourth-straight trip to the NCAA National Regatta.
End of Season Summaries
team, coached by Caitlin Luz, finished with a best-ever 23-10 record
and advanced to the third round of the NESCAC Championship
Tournament. Senior tri-captain C Lindsey Freeman and junior LHP/1B
Sara Dougherty were named to the All-NESCAC First Team and sophomore
CF Beth Gostanian made the all-league second team. Freeman set new
College records for home runs with seven in a season and 10 in her
team, coached by Bill Decker, finished with a 17-18 record and in
third place in the NESCAC East Division standings. Junior 2B Tim
Bourdon was named to the All-NESCAC Second Team. He led the team
with a .405 batting average.
lacrosse team, coached by Kara Tierney, finished with a 5-9
record this spring and sophomore goalie Michelle Smith was named to
the All-NESCAC Second Team.
lacrosse team, in its first season under Head Coach Jim Finlay,
was 6-7 this season.
The men’s tennis
team, coached by Paul Assaiante, finished with a 14-4 record and
advanced to the semifinal round of the NESCAC Championship
Tournament and the second round of the NCAA Division III
Championship Tournament. Assaiante was selected as the NESCAC Coach
of the Year, while junior Brian Marsden (singles and doubles) and
sophomore Brett Ramsay (doubles) collected All-NESCAC honors.
Marsden qualified for the NCAA Singles Championships.
The men’s rowing
team, coached by Larry Gluckman, finished with a 10-1 record this
spring and swept its championship regatta with New England and ECAC
National Invitational titles. The Bantams won the varsity eight,
second varsity eight, novice eight, and overall points trophy
championships at both events.
The men’s and
women’s outdoor track and field teams, coached by George
Suitor, enjoyed numerous fine performances in the NESCAC, New
England Division III, and New England Open Championship
meets. Senior Chris Orr won the NESCAC 110-meter hurdles title and
finished second in both the New England Division III and Open
400-meter hurdles races, while sophomore Amanda White won the NESCAC
and New England Division III 100-meter hurdles crowns for the second
year in a row. In all, 34 Trinity track athletes earned All-NESCAC
and/or All-New England honors this spring.
Student-Athletes Receive Prestigious
Awards in Annual Ceremony
In the College’s
Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony, Trinity honored its 2005 award
recipients. Nine student-athletes, a student manager, and one
distinguished Trinity faculty member were selected to receive this
year’s honors. President Jones and Athletic Director Richard
Hazelton presented the athletes with their awards, as selected by
their peers, coaches, and athletic staff.
Field hockey and women's squash senior captain Margot Kearney
was awarded the Trinity Club of Hartford Trophy as the College’s
most outstanding senior female athlete.
Football and wrestling senior captain Michael Blair was
awarded the George Sheldon McCook Trophy as the College’s most
outstanding senior male athlete.
Women's rowing senior captain Elizabeth Guernsey and women's
squash senior Maria Restrepo were selected co-winners of the Susan
E. Martin Award as the College’s most outstanding senior female
Men's ice hockey and golf senior Barrett Wilson-Murphy was
selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference Award recipient
as the College’s most outstanding senior male scholar athlete.
Women’s squash junior Siobhan Knight was selected as the
Board of Fellows Award recipient as the College’s most outstanding
junior female scholar athlete.
Men's soccer junior Drew Murphy was selected as the Bob
Harron Award recipient as the College’s most outstanding junior male
Football senior Tim Coughlin was selected as a Robert E.
Bartlett Award recipient as the male student athlete who has
combined excellence in athletics with devotion to campus and
Field hockey and women's squash captain Margot Kearney was
selected as a Robert E. Bartlett Award recipient as the female
student athlete who has combined excellence in athletics with
devotion to campus and community service.
Junior men’s basketball manager Sarah Pitts was selected as
the Larry Silver Award recipient for her outstanding contributions
as a student to the to Trinity athletic community in a non-playing
Professor and co-faculty adviser to the baseball team Lou Masur
was selected as the Bantam Award (for an unprecedented second
time) recipient for his outstanding contributions as a non-student
to the to Trinity athletic community in a non-coaching capacity.
Senior men's and
women's cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and
field captains Jackie Kupper, Matt Termine, Thomas Walsh and
football and wrestling captain Michael Blair were presented
with Blanket Awards for having earned nine or more varsity letters
during their Bantam athletic careers.
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