May 20, 2005

Sports Shorts: May 20, 2005

Order of the "C" recognizes male athletes

Chicago's male student-athletes recognized the best among their own at the 102nd Annual Order of the "C" Banquet Tuesday.

Fourth-year heavyweight wrestler Sean Barnes was honored with the coveted Amos Alonzo Stagg Medal, presented to the senior athlete with the best all-around record for athletics, scholarship, and character. Barnes won two UAA individual titles and a regional championship at heavyweight, was a three-time member of the UAA All-Academic team, and will attend Pritzker in the fall.

The other major department-wide honor went to fourth-year distance runner Joe Tonna, who received the Mary Jean Mulvaney Scholar-Athlete Award for earning grade point average in his third and fourth years among any senior athlete with three or more varsity letters. Tonna earned his letters in cross-country and track and field.

Team awards went to fourth-year guard Brian Cuttica, who won the Joseph A. Stampf Award for high values and integrity in a team setting by a senior men's basketball player; fourth-year third baseman/catcher T.J. Rajcevich, who was recognized with the J. Kyle Anderson Award for character, leadership, integrity, dedication to the team, and on-the-field contributions by a senior baseball player; and first-year fifth singles player Bharath Sithian, honored with the Max Davidson Award for dedication to the sport of tennis.

Team most valuable player award winners were also named at the banquet. Honorees included Barnes, third-year first singles player Ward Bortz (tennis), fourth-year jumper Seyi Oyenuga (outdoor track and field), fourth-year midfielder Ben Preyss (soccer), fourth-year freestyler Northe Saunders (swimming), third-year defensive end Rob Tamillow (football), post-graduate distance runner Jerome Tharaud (cross-country, indoor track and field), second-year guard Brandon Woodhead (basketball), and third-year pitcher Dan Yeksigian (baseball).


In the graphic accompanying the article "Brown, Rajcevich Starred at Plate, 50-yard line" (5/17/05), T.J. Rajcevich's football statistics were listed incorrectly. His stats are listed below. The Maroon apologizes for this error.

2001: 25 tackles, 2 INT

2002: 9 GP, 52 tackles, 1 INT

2003 8 GP, 33.5 tackles

2004: 9 GPO, 39 tackles, 2

-Joe Katz