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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Around and about, Rutty to Miller

Rutty and Babstock are athletes of year
Quinnipiac University senior Justin Rutty (Newburgh, N.Y.) and freshman Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) were named the Quinnipiac Male and Female Athletes of the Year, respectively, at the 2010-11 Quinnipiac Athletics & Recreation Athletic Awards program at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.

The honor is the second in as many years for Rutty, who also received the award last year. Rutty is one of four student-athletes, along with men’s basketball’s Roland Lavallee, men’s ice hockey’s Reid Cashman and men’s soccer’s Graciano Brito to receive the award twice. Rutty averaged 14.6 points and a league-best 9.5 rebounds per game while also shooting 53% from the floor. The senior center posted 11 double-doubles, which were second in the Northeast Conference despite playing seven fewer games than the league leader. Rutty, who led the league with 4.04 offensive rebounds per game, also became the Northeast Conference’s all-time leading rebounder after totaling 1,025 for his four-year career at Quinnipiac. Rutty passed the 1,500-point mark for his career as well. In addition, he was also named to the NABC All-District 18 team, the All-Northeast Conference First Team and was named the Quinnipiac Athlete of the Month for December and February.

Babstock had the most productive season in program-history, breaking the program's single season goals, assists, and points records. The freshman finished with 30 goals and 29 assists for 59 points, ranking first on the team, as well as first among all ECAC Hockey skaters, in all three categories. Her tremendous on-ice performance earned her the title of both ECAC Hockey Rookie and Player of the Year honors, as well as being named to the All-League First Team and All-Rookie Team. She was named ECAC Hockey/MLX Skates Player of the Week on two separate occasions, and was named Rookie of the Week five times. Babstock was one of only two freshmen named to the New England Division I Women's Ice Hockey All-Star Team and was honored with Quinnipiac Female Athlete of the Month honors in three separate months (November, December, February).

Miller promoted at UConn
The University of Connecticut announced Wednesday the naming of Glen Miller to the position of Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. Miller served as the Director of Men's Basketball Administration for the 2010-11 season.
“I am so happy to be able to move Glen into the position of assistant coach,” said head coach Jim Calhoun. “Glen is an exceptional teacher of the game of basketball and I am excited that he will be able to get back on the court for us this year.”

SCSU tracksters moving up
The Southern Connecticut State University men's outdoor track and field team has several members that rank among the best in the nation on the NCAA Division II national leader board. New this week to the leader board, Jared Dixon claims the seventh best high jump in the nation with a height cleared of 2.12 meters achieved on May 1st at the Yale Spring Invitational. Logan Sharpe (Esperance, N.Y.) is No. 15 in the 400 meter hurdles for his time of 52.81 achieved on May 1st at the Yale Springtime Invite. Casey Canada (Royal, Ark.) adds his name to the national leader board in the 31st spot with a time of 53.62 in the 400 meter hurdles on May 1st at the Yale Invite.

For the women, Brittany Brown (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) of the Southern Connecticut State University women's outdoor track and field team has added her name to the list of top athletes in the Division II. Her performance at the Yale Invitational this past weekend ranks her 12th in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.13.

Whitley, Rosadino athletes of the month
Sophomore Kristin Whitley (North Andover, Mass.) of the softball team and senior Kyle Rosadino (Berwyn, Pa.) of the baseball team have been named as the Comcast/Southern Connecticut State University Athletes of the Month for April.

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