BRIDGEWATER, Mass. -- The Bridgewater State University Athletics and Recreation Department held its 30th Annual All Sports Banquet on Tuesday, May 3rd, honoring various teams and players.
Director of Athletics Dr. Marybeth Lamb emceed the ceremonies.
President Fred Clark was on hand to present the Dr. Adrian Tinsley Scholar Athlete of the Year awards to Danielle Poto (cross country/track) and Kolin Campbell (soccer).
Former Director of Athletics, John Harper, returned to present the John C. Harper Athlete of the Year awards to standouts Lauren Geary (lacrosse) and Conor Murtagh (soccer/track).
Both Poto and Murtagh took home their respective awards for the second straight year.
Other major award winners were Rookies of the Year, Jayci Andrews (track) and Jameson Rose (swimming); Lee Harrington Unsung Hero Award recipients, Brooke Pacheco (soccer) and Mark Waller (cross country/track); Athletic Training Students of the Year, Morganne Lundin (undergraduate) and Jacob Campbell (graduate); and the Student-Athlete Leadership Award recipient, Brittany Cullinane (field hockey/softball).
Also honored were more than 150 student-athletes who maintained at least a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or who earned Dean’s List honors for the fall 2015 semester. The 2015-16 team captains and senior student-athletes/trainers were honored as well.
Associate Director of Athletics, Michael Storey, announced the Team Academic Award winners. The cross country team had the top grade point average on the women's side checking in at 3.47, while the swimming & diving squad was the men's winner with a GPA of 3.07.
Also in attendance were Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Jason Pina, and Vice President of Administration & Finance, Miguel Gomes. Pina presented the Lee Harrington Unsung Hero Award winners, while Gomes presented the Rookie of the Year awards.