Feb. 11, 2010
2010 Scholar-Athlete Banquet Berens and Boulavsky Named Scholar Athletes of the Year
Berens, who competes in the jumps for the Rice track team, was named the 2010 winner of the Hubert E Bray Scholar Athlete of the Year while Boulavsky , who became Rice volleyball's fourth ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America recipient last fall, received the first Margie Sass Scholar Athlete of the Year honor. Each award is presented to the male and female student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA.
Previously, the Bray Award was presented to both the top male and female scholar-athletes, but the female award was changed to honor Margie Sass, a long-time supporter of Rice Athletics, who passed away last October.
Berens and Boulavsky are both repeat winners of the Ows' top scholar-athlete honor. Berens shared the 2009 Bray Award with Brett Olsen, while Boulavsky shared the Bray honor with Erin Scott.
Boulavsky and Scott were named recipients of the R Association's post-graduate scholarships. Boulavsky received the Margie Sass Scholarship, while Scott received the J. Fred Duckett Scholarship.
The Rice Athletic Department also honored the student athletes who have the highest GPA on their respective team as 2010 Scholar Athletes and those student-athletes who are 3rd, 4th or 5th year students with cumulative GPAs of at least 3.3 as Rice Honor Athletes.
|2010 Rice Scholar Athletes|
|Baseball||Jimmy Comerota, Economics, Sport Management|
|Men's Basketball||Trey Stanton, Sport Management|
|Women's Basketball||Megan Elliott, History|
|Football|| Terrance Garmon, History|
Andrew Sendejo, Sport Management, Business
|Men's Golf||Michael Buttacavoli, Economics, Business|
|Men's Tennis||Dennis Polyakov, Mathematical Economic Analysis|
|Women's Tennis||Julie Chao, Economics, Business|
|Men's Cross Country||Simon Bucknell, Sport Management|
|Women's Cross Country||Claire Shorall, Biology, Religion|
|Men's Track & Field|| Philip Adam, Economics, Business|
John Berens, Psychology, Biochemistry & Cell Biology
|Women's Track & Field|| Allison Pye, Kinesiology, Policy Studies|
Rebecca Wade, History, Psychology, Sociology
|Women's Swimming||Angela Wo, Kinesiology|
|Women's Soccer|| Erin Scott, Psychology|
Katelyn Ostendorf, Biochemistry & Cell Biology
|Volleyball||Jessie Boulavsky, Psychology|
|Manager||Gaelyn Sicher-Ford, English, Political Science|
|Trainer||Andrew Flowers, Kinesiology, Psychology|
2010 Rice Honor Athletes
Track & Field
Victoria Ellen Walker