Claremont, Calif (April 21, 2009)—Pitzer College congratulates seniors Brandon Huerta, Madeline Kieselhorst, Angie Martinez, Jeremy Namkung and Andrew Russell, recognized at the 2008-09 Student Athlete Awards on April 15.
The Daley Award for Athletic Achievement was presented to Madeline Kieselhorst and Jeremy Namkung. Kieselhorst was named to the 2008 All Academic Cross Country Team by the US Women’s Cross Country Coaches’ Association for placing in the top 25 percent of the field at the NCAA Regional meet. Namkung ranked in the top 20 in SCIAC basketball play this season in scoring, rebounding, assists, three-point field goal percentage, three-point field goals made, free throw percentage and minutes played.
Andrew Russell was presented with the Judie and Frank Fenton Award for Athletic Leadership for being named to the All SCIAC Academic Football Team, a four-year starter, a team captain and a strong mentor to the younger athletes.
The Outstanding Student Athlete Award (male) was presented to Brandon Huerta who was selected by his baseball teammates as captain this year. He was named Second Team All-SCIAC as a freshman and First Team All-SCIAC as a sophomore and junior. He has been the lead-off hitter for his team in all four years.
Angie Martinez was presented The Outstanding Student Athlete Award (female.) She played in 53 soccer matches over three seasons with 23 career goals and seven assists. Martinez twice led the team in scoring and earned second team all conference honors as a junior.
About Sagehen Athletics
Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field 21 varsity teams – The Sagehens – that compete in Division III NCAA athletics and as members of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). There are 10 men’s and 11 women’s teams: baseball (men), basketball, cross country, football (men), golf, lacrosse (women), soccer, softball (women), swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball (women) and water polo.