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Athletics Celebrates 2010-11 Year in Sports
Mary Ann Vogelsang presented the 2011 Trombetta Awards to gymnasts Jacqueline Heath and Erica Moore, and track & field athlete Lauren McNamara

Athletics Celebrates 2010-11 Year in Sports

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Southeast Missouri celebrated its 2010-11 Year in Sports during its annual awards banquet Tuesday night at the Show Me Center.

Special awards and Most Valuable Player honors were presented, and highlight videos were shown for the fall, winter and spring sports seasons on this special night.

Cross country runner Dustin Davis received the Jewel Award and Lauren McNamara, Erica Moore and Jacqueline Heath won the Trombetta Award. Those honors go to the male and female student-athletes with the highest grade point average for their career(s). McNamara, Heath and Moore achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA, while Davis carried a 3.90.

McNamara and men's basketball student-athlete Logan Nutt were recognized as representatives to attend the NCAA Career Sports Forum on June 12-15, in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Redhawk baseball, men's cross country and women's tennis programs won the Ohio Valley Conference Team Academic Achievement Awards. These teams had the greatest percentage of eligible student-athletes earning a 3.25 or higher GPA.

The Champs/Life Skills Award rounded out the specialty honors. The Redhawk volleyball team was the recipient of the award for the second-straight season. By participating in the Redhawks Challenge, student-athletes and teams displayed their commitment to the NCAA's five development areas of the program, including academics, personal development, career development and community service.

Southeast's football and gymnastics teams won conference championships in 2010-11.

The Redhawks went 9-3 overall and 7-1 in the OVC en route to winning their first league title and making their first playoff appearance in the 104-year history of their football program.

Meanwhile, the gymnastics team won its second Midwest Independent Conference crown in three years. Christina Sundgren, Brianna Gaddie and Taylor Westrick advanced to the NCAA Regionals in Norman, Okla.

Southeast's baseball, softball and outdoor track and field seasons are winding down. The Redhawk baseball team is currently second in the OVC standings, just percentage points behind Austin Peay, while the softball team recently clinched a berth in next week's conference tournament. The track & field teams head to the OVC Outdoor Championships this weekend.
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