WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Athletic Department capped off the 2011-12 season with their annual Purple & Gold All-Sports Awards Banquet that took place this past week where they recognized those student athletes who excelled both on and off the field or court of competition.
Whittier College Athletics is rich in history and tradition and each year the athletic program continues to build behind successful coaching, stronger athletes, and support given by family, friends, faculty, and staff.
A few of the awards that were handed out at the banquet included:
Freshman Athletes of the Year
Male: Jacob Porter (Men’s Basketball)
Female: Dannika Navales-Lugtu (Women’s Basketball)
Individual Athletes of the year
Male: Kevin Curbelo (Track & Field)
Female: Alyssa Sialaris (Track & Field/Volleyball)
Team Sport Athletes of the year
Male: Andrew Vallejo (Baseball) & Sam Russell (Soccer/Lacrosse)
Female: Alayna Rigo (Volleyball)
Presidential Scholar Athletes of the Year
Male: Richard Hoover (Football)
Female: Megan Maguire-Marshall (Swimming & Diving)
But these weren’t the only athletes recognized for their athletic accomplishments. The Whittier College Athletic Department also acknowledged the four year letterwinners who have competed at the collegiate level on a sport all four years at Whittier, the top scholar athletes who achieved a cumulative GPA of a 3.7 or higher, SCIAC Athletes of the Week, and the NCAA, Regional, and Conference Award Recipients.
It was again another great event to cap off a year full of record breaking performances, new additions to the Athletic Department, and a program that continues to strive. The Athletic Department also recognized cross country assistant coach Chuck Laine who after 32 years is retiring from teaching and coaching.
Purple & Gold All-Sports Awards Banquet Pictures
|Team Athletes of the Year (Andrew Vallejo, Alayna Rigo, Sam Russell)|
|Individual Athletes of the Year (Kevin Curbelo & Alyssa Sialaris)|
|Freshman Athletes of the Year (Jacob Porter & Dannika Navales-Lugtu)|
|Presidential Scholar Athletes of the Year (Richard Hoover & Megan Maguire-Marshall)|