Each of the Tars' 22 teams named MVPs and Outstanding Seniors during the event.
(Photo by Jim Hogue) The Alfond Sports Center was full of glitz and glamor Tuesday at the 2013 Tommy Awards, celebrating the Rollins student-athlete.
Each of the Tars 22 teams named MVPs and Outstanding Seniors during the event, hosted by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and sponsored by Florida Hospital.
The night started by honoring Rollins’ three coaches who achieved 600 career victoris this season. Men’s basketball coach Tom Klusman, women’s basketball coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. and softball coach Michelle Frew were presented with Anchor awards by Anchor Club president Peter Allport.
The night then moved into the first-ever awarding of the Tommy’s.
Women’s soccer was honored with the Florida Hospital Community Service award for their work outside the field of play. Women’s cross country runner Justine Falcone received the Phil Roach Sportsmanship Award and women’s swimmer Audrey Kula was named the Newcomer of the Year.
Women’s lacrosse coach Dennis Short was named the SAAC Coach of the Year and his squad was honored as 2012-13 Team of the Year. Runners Justine Falcone, Lauryn Falcone and women’s golfer Elin Marcsdottir each received the Alumni Association Scholar Athlete of the Year Tommy.
The Anchor Club then named its Moment of the Year, a men’s soccer, overtime victory over Tampa that was won on a Walker Hume bicycle kick.
Men’s basketball player Kyle McClanahan and women’s soccer player Anita Cox took home the Male and Female Athlete of the Year Tommy’s to close the night.