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Seven lauded for athletics

By Jeremy Hylton

The athletic department honored seven students for athletic excellence at the Awards Convocation on Wednesday. Royce Flippin, director of athletics, made the presentations.

Mark Dunzo '91, a seven-time All-American in indoor and outdoor track, received the Howard W. Johnson Award, formerly the Class of 1948 Award, presented to the senior male athlete of the year. In his four years with the track teams, Dunzo broke five Institute records and set the NCAA Division III indoor 400-meters record.

Both Theresa Fuentes '91 and Stephanie Ragucci '91 were awarded the Pewter Bowl, for inspiration and leadership in women's sports. Fuentes ran for both the cross country team and women's track team, which she was instrumental in developing. President of the varsity club, she was a two-time New England Wom-

en's 8 All-Conference selection.

Ragucci captained both the softball and basketball teams this year, while serving as a varsity club officer. She was an all-NEW8 selection in softball, and hit .538 in the conference. She also worked with the women's soccer and volleyball teams.

The Admiral Edward L. Cochrane Award went to basketball forward David Tomlinson '91, for demonstrating the qualities of humility, leadership and inspiration in intercollegiate athletics. Tomlinson's basketball honors included being named Constitution conference player of the year and first team All-American. He was ranked nationally in scoring and rebounding in Division III play this season.

The Betsy Schumacker Award, given to a female undergraduate for excellence in athletics, was given to Lisa Arel '92. Arel received All-American honors in

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gymnastics five times, despite a chronic back injury. Arel won first floor exercise honors in 1991, and earned All-American status her freshman year in bars, beam and vault.

The scholar-athlete award, the Malcolm Kispert Award, was presented to Fiona Tan '91 and Darcy Prather '91. Tan earned a 4.3 GPA in computer science and played singles for the women's tennis team, ranking as high as 27 in Division III. She won All-American honors in 1990 and 1991 and is a member of the Singapore Junior Federation Cup team.

A first-team Academic All-American in football, Prather holds every Institute tackling record and will graduate with a 4.6 GPA and degrees in electrical engineering and science, technology, and society. In addition to garnering a Rhodes Scholarship, Prather won a National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame scholar-athlete award.