2007-2008 Academic Year

Pitzer Student Athletes Recognized for 2007-08 Season

Student Athletes

From left to right: Ruchi Patel, Eddie Pickett, Christine Bell and Mike Joannides.

Congratulations to Ruchi Patel, Eddie Pickett, Mike Joannides and Christine Bell for being recognized during the 2007-08 Student Athlete Dinner.

The Daley Award for Athletic Achievement was presented to volleyball player Ruchi Patel. This year Ruchi was named team MVP, selected as First Team All SCIAC and voted next year's team captain. Ruchi led the team with 395 digs, averaging 5.13 digs per game. According to Coach Cowan “Ruchi is a crucial part of our defense and serve receive where many times we ask her to pass more than half of the court.” Not many liberos earn team MVP honors, but Ruchi's dedication, execution and hard work earned her not only the awards, but the respect of her teammates and opponents.

The Judie and Frank Fenton Award for Athletic Leadership was presented to baseball and football player Eddie Pickett. Eddie is a senior who played on the baseball and football teams all four years. He was the captain on both teams this year and was a two-time all SCIAC selection in football. He was a three year starter in football and four year starter in baseball. Throughout his athletic career at Pitzer, Eddie has been a tireless worker and consummate team player.

The Outstanding Student-Athlete Award for male student was presented to Mike Joannides. Mike is a senior on the baseball team and has been a 4-year starter as a pitcher and position player. Mike is receiving his degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Economics. With a dual U.S. and British citizenship, Mike is planning to take time off after graduation to travel.

The Outstanding Student-Athlete Award for female student was presented to Christine Bell. Christine was a 4-year member of the swim team and was All SCIAC in at least one event every year. She is the school record holder in the 200 Medley Relay and was second in the SCIAC in the 100 breaststroke this year. Her hard work and dedication in the pool has been inspirational to her teammates.