SHC Athletics Hands Out Annual Awards

Mon, 04/26/2010 (All day)

April 26, 2010

MOBILE, Ala. – The Spring Hill College Department of Athletics awarded its top three annual awards to four student-athletes at a campus luncheon April 25.

The “Rev. J. Lambert Dorn, S.J. Award” that recognizes the graduating senior that holds the highest cumulative GPA was presented to women’s tennis player Allison Symulevich.  Majoring in Political Science and Hispanic Studies with a minor in Finance, Symulevich is the lone senior on the women’s tennis roster this season. She is a 3-time GCAC Academic Honor Roll member and a 2-time Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete. A native of Tampa, Florida, Symulevich has won 21 doubles matches and 25 singles matches for the Badgers while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.

Senior women’s soccer player Allison Giles was awarded the Female Athlete of the Year. In the past three years, Giles played in 51 matches with 46 starts for the Badgers’ women’s soccer team. Primarily a defensive player throughout most of her career, she scored just two goals with one assist, but was still a commanding presence on the soccer pitch. As a 1st team member of the All-GCAC team in 2009 and a 2-time member of the GCAC Academic Honor Roll, Giles holds a duel major in Finance/Economics and Marketing. She graduated from Lindbergh High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Over the past three seasons she participated in 26 victories, including 18 shutouts, for more wins than any other player in Spring Hill College women’s soccer history.

The Male Student-Athlete of the Year was awarded to two very deserving candidates.  Ryan Hall, a graduate student in History from Ft. Myers, Florida, has played in a school record 212 baseball games with 210 starts as a Badger.  He holds numerous other SHC records including the most career hits with 278, the most at bats with 810, the most runs scored with 189, and the most triples with nine. As a junior, he set the school record for runs scored in a single season at 57. For his career, he is batting .343 with 27 doubles, 11 homeruns, 79 stolen bases and 112 RBI. An All-GCAC selection as a freshman and a GCAC Gold Glove winner as a sophomore, Hall has made 484 put outs with 28 assists and started five double plays from the outfield for a career fielding percentage of 98.5%

The second Male Student-Athlete of the Year was senior men’s basketball guard Marcus Coleman who is a Marketing Management major from Wilmer, Ala. Marcus Coleman was an Honorable Mention NAIA All-American in 2009 and 2010 and a 3-time All-GCAC selection. Coleman finished his career as the 11th leading scorer in Spring Hill College history with 1,592 points scored. His 396 career 3-point baskets are the most in the history of Badger basketball. This season, Marcus led in the NAIA in 3-point shooting, making a school-record 122 3-point baskets.  He pulled down 322 career rebounds, made 112 steals and handed out 291 assists.