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Eight AACC Student-Athletes Net Memorial Awards

June 18, 2010
Athletics/Awards

      Anne Arundel Community College recently honored eight student-athletes at its annual Athletics Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony.

      The 2009-10 memorial award recipients are Kevin Coates of Annapolis, Caitlin Gunzelman of Bowie, Kellie Kroneberger of Centreville, Jenny Miller of Millersville, Jackie Nucci of Gambrills, Mike Perez of Davidsonville, William Wardell of Annapolis and Danielle Webber of Arnold.

      Coates won the Dr. David S. Jenkins Award for the Outstanding Male Student-Athlete of the Year (2010). The transfer studies major and starting men’s basketball forward for two years was named to the 1st team All-Region in 2009-10 and the 2nd team All-Region in 2008-09; All-Maryland JUCO 2nd team in 2009-10. He is an Annapolis High School graduate.

      Three players won the Andrew G. Truxal Award for the Outstanding Female Student-Athlete in the Graduating Class (2010): Gunzelman, Kroneberger and Miller. They played on the women’s lacrosse and women’s soccer teams, which was named 2008 and 2009 academic team of the year. The women’s lacrosse team was named spring 2009 academic team of the year.

      Gunzelman, a Bowie High School graduate, was named in soccer to the 2008 All-Region and All-Conference and All-Region Tournament teams and to the 2009 All-Conference team. The transfer studies major has signed with Lenoir Rhyne University in North Carolina for lacrosse.

      Kroneberger was named to the 2008 All-Region Tournament Team in soccer. In lacrosse, in 2009, she was named All-Conference and to the NJCAA All-American 1st team and in 2010 to the All-Region 1st team and All-Conference 1st team. The transfer studies major has signed with High Point University in North Carolina in lacrosse.

      Miller, an Old Mill High School graduate, was named in soccer to the All-Region 1st team and All-Conference 2nd team in 2008. In lacrosse, she was named to the All-American 1st team in 2010, All-Region and All-Conference and All-Tournament teams.

      Nucci won the Louis L. Siegert Award for the Outstanding Female Student-Athlete of the Year for outstanding play as forward on the women’s basketball team. She was the Region 20 Tournament MVP for two years. Nucci also played one year on the women’s soccer team.

      The South River High School graduate was named NJCAA All-Region 1st team for basketball for two years, All-Maryland JUCO conference 2nd team in 2008-09 and 1st team 2009-10, and NJCAA All-American 1st team in 2009-10 and 2nd team 2008-09. The law enforcement/criminal justice major was the Region Tournament most valuable player.

      The Dr. Andrew G. Truxal Award for the Outstanding Male Athlete in the Graduating Class (2010) went to Perez, a transfer studies major and DeMatha High School graduate. He was named 2009 All-Region 2nd team first base and selected to play on the Maryland JUCO Freshman All-Star Game. He accrued 56 RBIs and tied for sixth place in the Maryland JUCO for 2010 and was named to the All-Conference 1st team and All-Region 1st team.

      Wardell won the Dr. John S. Laycock Award for Male Scholar-Athlete. The men’s baseball starting pitcher for two years is nominated as an NJCAA Academic All-American and also to the NJCAA All-Region Academic Team. The transfer studies major graduated from Jackson Memorial High School in New Jersey.

      Webber, a Broadneck High School graduate, won the William W. Evans Award for Female Scholar-Athlete (2010) for her two years of play as starting power forward on the women’s basketball team. The transfer studies major was named to the 1st team All-Region Tournament Team in 2009 and 2010, is nominated for distinguished NJCAA Academic All-American in 2010 and also to the All-Region Academic Team.