Department of Athletics Announces Special Award Winners at 2012 Banquet
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Swarthmore College Department of Athletics announced its special award winners at the 2012 Awards Banquet on Monday evening.
Below are the award descriptions and award winners, as well as video from the event.
Eleanor Kay Hess Award: This award is given in honor of “Pete” Hess, whose 33 years of service to Swarthmore College and Swarthmore students were exemplified by her love of athletics, leadership, hard work, fairness, and objectivity. This award is given to the sophomore woman who best demonstrates those qualities and has contributed to her sport(s) through skill and dedication.
Winner: Lia Carlson (Women's Tennis)
Dunn Trophy: This award was established in 1962 by a group of alumni to honor the late Robert H. Dunn, a Swarthmore coach for more than 40 years. The award is presented annually to the sophomore male athlete who has contributed the most to his inter-collegiate athletic program.
Winner: Jeff Wall (Golf)
Ernie Prudente Sportsmanship Award: This award is given in honor of Ernie Prudente, coach and professor at Swarthmore College for 27 years, to the athlete that through his or her participation, has demonstrated the characteristics exemplified by Ernie: sportsmanship, love of the sport, and respect for their teammates.
Men's Winner: Mike Giannangeli
Women's Winner: Hillary Santana (Volleyball and Women's Lacrosse)
May E. Parry: Given by Parry’s class of 1925, to the senior woman who, by her loyalty, sportsmanship, versatility and skill in athletics, has made a valuable contribution to Swarthmore College.
Winner: Marie Mutryn (Women's Soccer and Lacrosse)
Tim Berman Memorial Award: This award is presented annually to the senior man who best combines qualities of scholarship, athletic skill, artistic sensitivity, respect from and influence on peers, courage, and sustained commitment to excellence.
Winner: David D'Annunzio (Soccer)
Dinny Rath Award: This award was given by the Friends of Swarthmore Athletics in honor of Dinny Rath, who chaired the Women’s Physical Education Department, coached primarily women’s swimming and archery, and taught numerous physical education classes from 1931 to 1965. The award is presented to the senior woman who has consistently demonstrated a high degree of achievement, along with a regard for fair play and awareness of the positive values of competition, while contributing to the intellectual life of the Swarthmore Community.
Winner: Genny Pezzola (Volleyball and Women's Basketball)
Kwink Trophy: For many years, the managerial organization known as the Society of Kwink was active on campus making valuable contributions to the men’s athletic program. In 1951, Kwink established a trophy to be awarded to a senior man who best exemplified the five principles of the Society of Kwink – Service, Spirit, Scholarship, Society, and Sportsmanship.
Winner: Kyle Crawford (Baseball)
Gladys Irish Award: The Gladys Irish Award is given to the junior or senior woman who, through her commitment, dedication, and the pure enjoyment of her sport, has achieved the highest degree of excellence.
Winner: Kenyetta Givans (Track & Field)
Lew Elverson Award: This award is given in honor of Lew Elverson, professor of physical education for men from 1937 to 1978. Established in 1994, the award is presented annually to the junior or senior man who has demonstrated commitment and dedication to excellence, achieving the highest degree of excellence in his sport.
Winner: Micah Rose (Soccer)