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Senior Maria RestrepoRestrepo Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Bantam Squash Star Named Top Female Scholar Athlete

Senior Maria 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 National Regatta

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

The softball 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 career.

The baseball 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.

The women’s 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. 

The men’s 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 scholar athletes.

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 scholar athlete.

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 community service.

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 capacity.

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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