The Keene State College (KSC) Department of Athletics and Recreation handed out its annual awards at the Senior Athletics Awards Banquet in the Mabel Brown Room on Sunday, April 30.
The following seniors were recognized as members of the Senior All-Academic team for carrying a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better.
Athletes of the Year
Field Hockey forward Sami Smith was named as the Senior Female Athlete of the Year. From Merrimack, New Hampshire, Smith was the Little East Conference (LEC) Rookie of the Year as a first-year and the LEC Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior.
A Second Team All-LEC Player as a first-year and sophomore, she received First Team All-LEC accolades her junior and senior season, and holds both the career and single season records for goals and points, while ranking in the top 10 in school history in a host of other categories. A two-time All-American, she led her teams to four straight LEC regular season and tournament championships and four trips to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament, reaching the second round three times.
Swimmer Ryan Boraski was named the Senior Male Athlete of the Year. A native of North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Boraski finished his career as a nine-time All-American and a two-time honorable mention All-American. He owns or shares the school record in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 individual medley, 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay.
Jeff Lunn was the recipient of the Male Senior Scholar-Athlete Award. A Nashua, New Hampshire, native, Lunn is a two-sport athlete majoring in physical education. As a member of the men’s basketball team, he won two LEC tournament titles, reaching the NCAA tournament three times, including the national quarterfinals in 2017, while he has turned into a reliable reliever for the KSC baseball team.
Twin sisters Katelyn and Lindsey Terry received the Female Senior Scholar-Athlete Award. The natives of Strafford, New Hampshire, both majoring in film production, were key components of the women’s cross-country team that won the LEC championship in each of their four years at Keene State and reached the NCAA Championships their junior year.
National Strength & Conditioning Association Awards
Seniors Timothy Coppinger (baseball) and Stephanie D’Annolfo (women’s basketball) received National Strength & Conditioning Association awards for their dedication in the weight room.