GW's Hogan, Zebroski Earn Top Senior Athlete Awards
24 Individual Most Valuable Players Recognized at Annual Honors Lunch
April 29, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC -- Seniors Tom Zebroski of the baseball team and Megan Hogan of the women's cross country team were named the 2010 recipients of the J. Dallas Shirley Outstanding Senior Male Athlete Award and the Lynn George Outstanding Senior Woman Athlete Award, respectively, at George Washington University's annual Senior Honors Luncheon on the GW campus Thursday.
Zebroski, a four-year starter for the Colonials, played second base his first two years before moving to shortstop the past two seasons. His on-field play and senior leadership has helped GW to a tie for second place in the Atlantic 10 standings, a 21-19 overall record and the second-most victories in the league with three weeks left in the regular season. He currently leads the team and ranks in the Top 10 in the A-10 in six categories, including batting average, runs, hits, stolen bases and home runs. One of the most accomplished baseball players in program history, Zebroski is on pace to set new GW career records in both hits and runs scored and will rank in the Top 10 in career at-bats, doubles, total bases and stolen bases.
Hogan became the first GW runner to win the Atlantic 10 Championship last fall, besting her closest competitor by nearly a minute. She went on to post a program-best 11th place finish at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals to qualify for the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, IN, for the second straight season. At the NCAA meet in November, Hogan started strong, climbing to 15th among the top 255 cross country runners in the nation. At 800 meters into the race, however, disaster struck as Megan was tripped and fell well behind in 60th place. Displaying the determination that embodies the spirit of The Lynn George Award, Hogan battled all the way back to 22nd place before finishing 27th overall to become the first GW runner to be named NCAA All-American. More recently, Hogan placed fifth in the 10,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational in March in a time of 32:34.95, a time which qualifies her to compete at the USA Track & Field National Championships in June.
Top academic teams were Men's Tennis (3.45 team GPA) and Women's Soccer (3.48 team GPA). Also honored were 24 Most Valuable Players, including six repeat winners, representing each varsity sport and the Spirit Program.
GW Athletics Most Valuable Players for 2009-10
* indicates number of repeat MVP selections
Baseball Tom Zebroski (Port Washington, NY)
Men's Basketball Damian Hollis (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
Women's Basketball Tiana Myers (Camp Springs, MD)
Men's Cross Country Andrew Coleman (Cumberland, RI)
Women's Cross Country Megan Hogan (Ballston Spa, NY)
Golf Cole Turner (Marion, IN)
Gymnastics Leslie Delima ** (Virginia Beach, VA)
Women's Lacrosse Kelsey Honeyford (Moorestown, NJ)
Men's Rowing Dominic Abruzzese (Ridley Park, PA)
Women's Rowing Ellen VanCleave (Brookfield, WI)
Men's Soccer Andrew Stadler *** (Wauwatosa, WI)
Women's Soccer Emily Gower (Amherst, NY)
Softball Amanda Holst (Toms River, NJ)
Men's Squash Michael Nair (Cleveland Heights, OH)
Women's Squash Kate Bullard (Dartmouth, MA)
Men's Swimming Niklas Glenesk (Austin, TX)
Women's Swimming Paola Leor *** (Miami, FL)
Men's Tennis Erik Hannah ** (Bradenton, FL)
Women's Tennis Jacqueline Corba ** (Greenwich, CT)
Volleyball Leah Hill ** (Ontario, NY)
Men's Water Polo John-Claude Wright (Pembroke Pines, FL)
Women's Water Polo Marissa Stamler (Coral Gables, FL)
Spirit Program (Cheerleading) Michael Gulick (Ocala, FL)
Spirit Program (Dance) Alyssa Steinmetz (Oakland, NJ)