The Green Mountain College athletic department hosted its annual Athletic Awards Ceremony last Tuesday night. Faculty athletic representative Rommy Fuller helped distribute the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll certificates and the scholar-athlete awards. Award winners included: Nate Laymon (men’s soccer/men’s lacrosse), Ethan Cooper (men’s soccer/men’s track), Matthias Baudinet (men’s soccer), Martha Howe (women’s soccer), Alex Stephanson (men’s cross country), Peyton Jones and Katie Best (women’s cross country), Luz Guel and Megan Roy (women’s volleyball), George Gera (men’s basketball), Amber Heath and Keelin Banks (women’s basketball), Brett Baldwin (men’s lacrosse), Catie Brewster and Hannah Davis (women’s lacrosse), Jack Hepburn and Connor Braden (men’s tennis), Chris Weslosky (men’s track), Casiana Arroyo (women’s track) and Kathleen Chappelear, Swe Zaw Oo and Alex Reedy (women’s tennis).
The Individual Sport Eagle Award which was given to individuals who best exemplify a team player through their performance, leadership, and involvement. The winners were: Ryan Crozier (men’s soccer), Kim Simonetti (women’s soccer), Corey Fletcher (men’s cross country), Peyton Jones (women’s cross country), Madison Wage (women’s volleyball), Billy Brink (men’s basketball), Allison Wadsworth (women’s basketball), Dan Steele (men’s Lacrosse), Rebecca Girouard (women’s lacrosse), Connor Braden (men’s tennis), Kathleen Chappelear (women’s tennis) and Jesse Thompson (men’s track).
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) handed out Senior Student-Athlete Awards to Peyton Jones and Matthias Baudinet.
Martha Howe and Nate Laymon were awarded the Student-Athlete Service Award. The award is given annually to a senior or junior woman and man who have demonstrated superior citizenship and ethical conduct on and off the field.
The Director’s Award was presented to the College’s group of workers employed by DTZ. The distinction was thoroughly deserved for the group’s commitment to maintaining athletics grounds and facilities.
Four-Year Athlete Awards were also given to a select group of student-athletes who dedicated themselves to a single sport program for their entire four-year career at GMC: men’s soccer – Matt Kukola; women’s volleyball – Madison Wage; men’s basketball – Billy Brink.
The presentation of awards was capped off with the Male and Female James M. Pollock “Eagle” Awards. Billy Brink was named this year’s male recipient for his commitment and dedication to the basketball program. Madison Wage earned the distinction as this year’s female recipient.