Sept. 7, 2016
WASHINGTON - The 30th Annual Athletic Recognition Event, hosted by The Annual Fund for Georgetown Athletics and Hoyas Unlimited, will be held on Friday, Sept. 23 at Leo J. O'Donovan Hall at Georgetown University as the department celebrates the accomplishments of the 2015-16 academic year.
The Athletic Recognition Event will begin at 6 p.m., with a cocktail reception followed by an awards ceremony.
Several awards will be presented at the event, highlighted by the Robert A. Duffey Scholar-Athlete Award, which will be presented to Luke Prioleau (B'16) of the men's rowing team.
Prioleau served as a two-time captain of the Georgetown lightweights, racing in the top varsity boats ever since his freshman year. He was named the freshman team MVP in his first year and earned team MVP as a senior. He capped off his successful Georgetown career by rowing in the bow seat of the lightweight 4+ crew that took home the 2016 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship. It was the first IRA gold medal for the GU lightweight squad, and the fifth overall for the Georgetown men's rowing program. In the fall of his senior year, Prioleau and his teammates took home a silver medal in the lightweight 4+ at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta. In the classroom, Prioleau was a double major in finance and operations information management, graduating from the McDonough School of Business with a 3.6 grade-point average. In each of his final three years on the Hilltop, he was named to the IRA All-Academic Team.
The Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Female Athlete will be presented to former women's track & field athlete Katrina Coogan (N'16). Coogan, an 11-time All-American on the Hilltop, had a stellar indoor track & field season that saw her anchor the NCAA champion distance medley relay (DMR) squad and turn in a third-place performance in the women's 3,000-meter run at the 2016 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. Coogan continued her impressive senior campaign during the outdoor season, where she again anchored a championship DMR team -- this one at the 2016 Penn Relays Carnival. She picked up a pair of event crowns at the 2016 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships and became just the second Hoya in program history to win back-to-back conference 1,500-meter crowns. Most recently, Coogan was named to the 2015-16 CoSIDA Academic All-America Track & Field / Cross Country Second Team and is the BIG EAST Conference's nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
Nevin Snow "C'16) of the sailing team will be the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Male Athlete. For the second-consecutive year, Snow was awarded the Everett B. Morris Memorial Trophy that goes to the Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year. Snow is the fifth Hoya to win the honor and only the second GU sailor to twice garner the accolade. Snow helped the Hoyas to the 2016 Gill Coed National Championship, the 13th national championship in program history, in addition to winning the MAISA Match Race Championship and finishing second with his team at the 2016 LaserPerformance Team Race National Championship.
Tommy Hunter, head men's golf coach, will be presented with the Outstanding Coaching Achievement Award. Hunter led a young Georgetown lineup, consisting of three sophomores and two freshmen, to its first BIG EAST Championship since 2010 and a berth in an NCAA Regional Championship. The Hoyas finished 27 strokes ahead of second-place Xavier and had four players among the top-10. He was named the BIG EAST Coach of the Year, the fourth time in his career he has earned that honor.
Other awards to be presented include the Outstanding Contribution to Athletics Award, which will be presented to Susan and Peter Cooper, and the J. Gregory Carroll Award, which will be presented to Dr. William Licamele (C'68, M'72, R'74).
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