Michigan Tech Athletics Names Major Award Winners for 2013-14
August 21, 2014—
Michigan Tech has announced its athletics major award winners for the 2013-14 season. The Raymond L. Smith Award, given to outstanding senior student-athletes, went to men’s basketball player Austin Armga and soccer player Lindsey Van Rooy. The Terry Wilson Award, given to outstanding first-year student-athletes, went to track athlete Jamie Dompier and hockey player Shane Hanna. The quartet will be honored during halftime at Michigan Tech’s Oct. 18 football game.
Armga, from Waupun, Wis., was named an All-American, an Academic All-American and the GLIAC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2013-14, while finishing second in the nation in total points. He was a first team all-region and first team all-conference selection, ending his career as Tech’s leader in free-throw percentage and ranking ninth in both field-goal percentage and points.
Van Rooy, from Kaukauna, Wis., was second on the Huskies squad in goals (7) and points (18) in 2013 and was a GLIAC Honorable Mention selection. She started all 74 of her career games and scored four game-winning goals during her final season, including one in the final second of a GLIAC Quarterfinal victory over Saginaw Valley State that was featured on ESPN Sportscenter’s Top 10 Plays.
Dompier, from Chassell, broke the school record in the 200-meter dash in her first year with the Huskies and now holds four of the top 10 marks in Tech history in the event. She also owns top 10 marks in the 100- and 400-meter dash and was a member of the record-breaking 400- and 1,600-meter relay teams.
Hanna, from Salmon Arm, B.C., Canada, an All-WCHA Rookie Team honoree, led all WCHA defensemen as well as the league’s first-years (forwards and defensemen) in scoring with four goals and 18 assists for 22 total points in 28 league games. The blue liner was fourth overall among Huskies with 4-19=23 in 40 total games and earned the Norbert Matovich Award as the team’s outstanding first-year.
Michigan Tech has been giving major awards for 52 years. The Terry Wilson Award was established in 1963 by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wilson. It is given in memory of Terry Eugene Wilson, who was killed in an automobile accident near Munising on Dec. 14, 1962, while traveling home to Pontiac for the Christmas holiday. Wilson, a sophomore in electrical engineering, was considered a versatile athlete, earning four varsity letters: two in football and one each in swimming and track.
The Raymond L. Smith Award is given annually to the outstanding male and female senior student-athletes at Michigan Tech each year. Established in 1970 as the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award, this accolade has become the most prestigious among student athletes at the University. In 1980, the Varsity Club renamed this award in honor of Dr. Raymond L. Smith, who served as president of Michigan Tech from 1965 until his retirement in 1979.
Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.