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Athletics Department Presents Special Awards
Three Trinity athletes were recognized at the Athletics Award Night for their achievements over the past year. The event on May 1 included reflections on the year’s sports season, a celebration of accomplishments, and the presentation of the athletics department’s special awards.
The Keith Albers Memorial Award and the Women’s
The Keith Albers Memorial Award and the Women’s Athletics Award, the department’s highest honors, were presented to Brian Hofman ’13 of Waupun, Wisconsin, and Allison Doyle ’12 of New Lenox, Illinois. These career awards are given to a male and female athlete who exhibit exemplary play on the athletic field, high achievement in the classroom, and leadership in campus activities.
Hofman is a three-year member of the cross country and track and field teams. He has been an integral part of the cross country program that for this past season was ranked in the NAIA Top 25 and finished fifth at the NCCAA national meet. In track he ranks in the top ten in Trinity’s records book in multiple distance events. In addition, Hofman is active as a Sunday night worship leader and a member of the praise band on campus. He also excels in the classroom with a 4.0 GPA as a mathematics major.
Doyle is a four-year starter and standout on the women’s soccer team. In her career, the soccer program has been a top conference team and a national contender with three NAIA post-season appearances. She ranks in the top two in scoring in Trinity’s history, earned conference honors each of her seasons, and has received NAIA All-American honors. In addition Doyle has been involved in numerous campus activities, participated in sports mission trips, and earned scholar-athlete honors as an exercise science major.
Athlete of the Year Awards
In addition to the special awards, the 2011-12 Athlete of the Year Awards were given to a male and female athlete for their impressive accomplishments this season.
The Male Athlete of the Year was baseball player Anthony Fiorenzi ’12 of Downers Grove, Illinois. This season he posted a .377 batting average and led the team in slugging percentage, set records for home runs in a single game and RBIs for a season, and was named all-conference.
Doyle was the Female Athlete of the Year as she helped the soccer team to an NAIA national tournament appearance. This season she led the team and the conference with 29 goals and 27 assists, was ranked first in the nation in goals average, and was named the conference Player of the Year.
Rich Kooy Award
Recognizing a member of the Trinity community who has made significant contribution to the athletics department, the Rich Kooy Award was presented to Provost Dr. Liz Rudenga. She plays a vital role in the administration of the athletics program, is an advocate for athletics, and has worked to foster growth in the number of student-athletes, sports programs, and facilities.