Simms, Stinnett, Young Recognized at Student-Athlete Banquet
Posted: June 6, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
Sophomore student-athletes Allen Simms and Lauren Stinnett were honored last month with the Dr. Frank Pettrone Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year Awards to highlight the annual Department of Intercollegiate Athletics 2002 Student-Athlete Awards Banquet.
Other awards and recognition include the Aimee Willard Commemorative Award, which went to senior Linda Young, and the recognition of all senior athletes with the George Mason Award statues. The Patriot video presentation reflected on the 2001-02 team highlights and the honors and awards bestowed on the Patriot student-athletes.
Simms, a 2001 All-American, put together a successful 2002 indoor track and field season, automatically qualifying for his third-straight NCAA Championships in both the long jump and the triple jump. He was undefeated in both events throughout the regular indoor season, jumping a season-best 26 feet in the long jump and a season-best mark of 53 feet, 61/4 inches in the triple jump at the Virginia Tech Invitational.
Stinnett earned the Patriots’ first All-American honor for swimming and diving as she captured fifth place in the 200 butterfly at the NCAA Championships in Texas. Starting her season in the second semester, Stinnett took the conference by storm, breaking six Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) records at the CAA Championships and guiding the women’s team to the CAA title, the first in the three-year existence of the program.
Young has had an illustrious four-year career with the Patriots. She broke four school records this season, including RBI, doubles, home runs, and season fielding percentage with a perfect 1.000. Young was named an All-Virginia selection her junior season.