SHC Athletics presents annual awards
In April, the Department of Athletics and Recreation awarded its top three annual awards to four student-athletes at a luncheon held in the Arthur R. Outlaw Recreation Center.
The Rev. J. Lambert Dorn, S.J. Award, which recognizes the graduating senior who holds the highest cumulative GPA, was presented to women’s tennis player Allison Symulevich '10. A political science and Hispanic studies major with a minor in finance, Symulevich was the only senior on the women’s roster last season. She is a three-time GCAC Academic Honor Roll member and a two-time Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete and was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 4 team. A native of Tampa, Fla., Symulevich won 21 doubles matches and 25 singles matches for the Badgers while maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Senior women’s soccer player Allison Giles '10 of St. Louis was named the Female Athlete of the Year. In the past three seasons, Giles played in 51 matches with 46 starts for the Badgers. Primarily a defensive player throughout most of her career, she scored just two goals with one assist but was still a commanding presence. As a 1st team member of the All-GCAC team in 2009 and a two-time member of the GCAC Academic Honor Roll, Giles holds a dual major in finance/economics and marketing. Over the past three seasons she participated in 26 victories, including 18 shutouts, for more wins than any other player in Spring Hill College women’s soccer history.
The Male Athlete of the Year was awarded to two deserving candidates. Ryan Hall, a graduate student in history from Fort Myers, Fla., played in a school record 214 baseball games with 212 starts. He set other numerous SHC records including the most career hits with 278, the most at-bats with 818, the most runs scored with 190, and the most triples with 9. As a junior, Hall set the school record for runs scored in a single season at 57. For his career, he holds a .340 average with 27 doubles, 11 homeruns, 79 stolen bases and 112 RBI’s. An All-GCAC selection as a freshman and a GCAC Gold Glove winner as a both sophomore and a senior, Hall made 487 putouts with 28 assists and started five double plays from the outfield for a career fielding percentage of 98.3 percent
The second Male Athlete of the Year was senior men’s basketball guard Marcus Coleman '10. A marketing and management major from Wilmer, Ala., Coleman was an Honorable Mention NAIA All-American in 2009 and 2010 and a 3-time All-GCAC selection. He finished his career as the 11th leading scorer in Spring Hill College history with 1,592 points. His 396 career 3-point baskets are the most in the history of Badger basketball. This season, Coleman led in the NAIA in 3-point shooting, making a school-record 122 3-point baskets. He pulled down 322 career rebounds, made 112 steals and handed out 291 assists.