LEICESTER, Mass. --- The ninth annual Becker College Senior Athletic Awards Ceremony was held last Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Campus Center in Leicester.
Brenda LaRow, the Becker Head Athletic Trainer, presented the Inspiration Award to the late Gerald Owen of the men's ice hockey program. After being diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2014, Owen made a triumphant return to the ice in the fall of 2015, scoring seven goals while dishing out a team-best 15 assists. Owen's efforts earned him an ECAC Northeast Honorable Mention accolade. In 68 games played, he tallied 57 points with 19 goals and 38 assists. On Friday, January 20, Owen realized one of his dreams when he received his diploma from President Robert E. Johnson and Dr. Nancy Crimmin at his bedside at Brigham & Women's hospital in Boston. Owen tragically passed away on January 23, 2017. Hereafter, the Inspiration Award shall be named in Owen's honor.
Matt Tittle, the Becker Assistant Athletic Director for Communications, presented the Gene R. Alley Award to Randall Minogue. Minogue, a four-year standout for the baseball team and a key student worker for the athletics department, found his calling doing public address work for soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, football, softball and ice hockey and helped for Becker Athletics' webcast network, providing live commentary for athletics events. The award is given to an individual who has constantly demonstrated a commitment of service for the betterment of Becker Athletics.
Amanda Tittle, the Becker Assistant Director of Career Education and Advising, presented the John J. Dorsey Scholar-Athlete Award to Anthony Sempkowski. Sempkowski, a three-time All-NECC player on Becker's baseball team, will graduate with a 3.8 GPA in Pre-Law, and ranks on the program's Top Ten list in hits.
David Bostick, the Becker head coach for women's basketball, presented the Outstanding Female Athlete Award to Marissa Turner. Turner was a three-sport standout at Becker, excelling at women's volleyball, women's basketball and women's lacrosse during her time with the Hawks. In her final season, Turner earned All-NECC honors with volleyball, provided defensive depth for a women's basketball squad that made the conference semifinals and led the women's lacrosse team in scoring.
Frank Forcucci, the Becker head coach for football, presented the co-Outstanding Male Athlete Award to Davin Collins. Collins was a four-year standout on the football team, earning All-ECFC honors all four years and being named a Steve "Merc" Morris Worcester Area All-Star in three years. Collins set the Becker career interception record with 14 while ranking third all-time in tackles.
Brian Gorman, the Becker head coach for men's basketball, presented the co-Outstanding Male Athlete Award to Kyle Credle. Credle, a four year standout on the men's basketball team, capped off his career by leading the Hawks to the 2017 NECC Championship and a berth in the NCAA Regionals. Credle amassed 1394 career points with the Hawks, ranking as the program's fourth all-time leading scorer since Becker became a four-year institution.