Rendleman, Munger Headline Award Winners
Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications
WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Men's basketball standout Keith Rendleman and senior swimmer Anna Munger received the Thomas V. Moseley Awards as UNCW's top student-athletes for 2011-12 at Monday's athletic awards banquet at the Burney Center.
In other major awards, Christina Lee (women's tennis) and Wil Zahorodny (men's cross country/track & field) collected the Chancellor's Cup Awards for Athletic and Academic Excellence, Becky Boulay (women's track & field) received the Soaring Seahawk Award, Pete Hexter was presented with the William J. Brooks Distinguished Service Award, and the men's golf team earned the Team Leadership Award.
A junior forward out of Iron Station, N.C., Rendleman emerged as one of the Colonial Athletic Association's most dominant inside players last season. He started all 31 games for the Seahawks, averaging a double-double of 15.3 points and 10.0 rebounds for Buzz Peterson's club.
The talented Rendleman wound up with 16 double-doubles and became the program's 21st player to reach the 1,000-point plateau. He was named First-Team All-CAA and was honored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) as First-Team All-District 10.
Munger, from Devon, Pa., closed out her swimming career as the school record holder in three events and CAA record-holder in two others. She was the CAA's Swimmer-of-the-Week three times and captured conference championships in the 200 and 400 Freestyle Relays. She holds the school record in the 200 Freestyle Relay, 400 Freestyle Relay and 400 Medley Relay.
Lee, a senior tennis player majoring in Mathematics, was presented the Chancellor's Cup for her work on the court and in the classroom. The Charlotte, N.C., netter closed out her career third all-time in singles victories with a 62-21 record and helped the Seahawks achieve their highest national ranking this season.
Lee was the 2011 CAA Women's Tennis Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year and sports a cumulative grade point average of 3.94.
Like Lee, Zahorodny has excelled in both areas to earn him Chancellor's Cup accolades. The cross country and track and field runner from Damascus, Md., owns five school records and ranks among the top-10 in seven individual events.
The senior runner has compiled a 3.86 GPA as a Psychology major and was selected as the CAA's Cross Country Scholar Athlete-of-the-Year in the fall.
Boulay captured the Soaring Seahawk Award, which is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to their team and exhibited good sportsmanship and conduct. The Ellicott City, Md., native owns four school records in track and field and has been involved in many campus activities.
Boulay serves as treasurer for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is majoring in Recreation Management, with a minor in Leadership Studies.
Hexter, meanwhile, received the William J. Brooks Distinguished Service Award, which was established in 1991 to recognize individuals who have contributed their time and talents to the betterment of Seahawk Athletics. Hexter helped to establish The Landfall Tradition in 2002 to boost scholarship efforts for UNCW's men's and women's golf programs. The tournament has evolved into one of the nation's premier collegiate golf events.
For the 12th year, the Team Leadership Award was presented to recognize an athletic team that demonstrated excellent leadership skills through community service, charitable and educational events. With more than 400 volunteer hours logged in different community service projects, Coach Matt Clark's men's golf squad captured the award for the second consecutive year. The team won the award after achieving excellence in the classroom with a combined 3.35 GPA while winning a second straight conference championship.