PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced this year’s recipients for the David L. Coursen and Headley-Singer Awards, given annually to the top male and female student athletes, respectively, as well as the Sonny A. Werblin Award, which honors those student-athletes who received national attention for their efforts. All student-athletes will be honored at halftime of this Saturday’s Rutgers-Temple football game." />
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Rutgers Athletics Announces Annual Award Winners
  • Posted on October 13, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Rutgers Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced this year’s recipients for the David L. Coursen and Headley-Singer Awards, given annually to the top male and female student athletes, respectively, as well as the Sonny A. Werblin Award, which honors those student-athletes who received national attention for their efforts. All student-athletes will be honored at halftime of this Saturday’s Rutgers-Temple football game.

    “The group of candidates was as impressive as any we have had during my time at Rutgers,” said Director of Athletics Bob Mulcahy. “Their accomplishments are a testament to the hard work they put forth. The entire department is proud to honor such an outstanding collection of student-athletes.”

    GROS

    Men’s soccer standout Josh Gros is the 2004 recipient of the David L. Coursen Award as the department’s top male athlete. Gros was a Third Team NSCAA All-American and a second team All-America pick by College Soccer News. He was also an All-BIG EAST First Team selection, ranked among the national leaders in scoring. He finished 15th in goals (0.73) and 21st in points (1.68) per game. Gros ended his collegiate career with 60 points on 22 goals and 16 assists and was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year. He was later selected in the fourth round of the MLS Superdraft by DC United and enjoyed a strong rookie season in 2004.

    WICK
    CULLEY

    Casmera Wick of the swimming and diving program and Julie Culley of the cross country/track and field teams share the Headley-Singer Award. Wick was a member of the school-record-setting 400 free relay that claimed first place at the BIG EAST Championships as well as the 800 free relay and 800 IM relay, that also took top honors at the conference meet. She added second-place finishes in two other events (200 free, 100 free) and qualified for the NCAA meet in three events (50 free, 200 free and 100 back).

    Culley, one of the most successful runners in the history of the track and field program, was a three-time Academic All-American, MVP of the track team in both 2002 and 2003 and earned cross country MVP accolades in 1999, 2000 and 2002. She holds the Rutgers school record in the 3,000-meter indoor run and the 5,000-meter outdoor run as well as in the distance medley relay. Culley also qualified for the NCAA Championships in both cross country and track. Culley was also an NCAA Cross Country Championships participant in 2000, a 2002 NCAA Cross Country All-American, and a 2003 NCAA participant in the 3,000. She was recently hired as the women’s track coach at Loyola College and was honored as the New Jersey Woman of the Year by the NCAA.

    SEGOND
    HARRIGAN

    Men’s track and field standout Sam Segond and swimmer Kelly Harrigan are this year’s recipients of the Werblin Award. Segond, for the second time in his career, attained All-American status at the NCAA Track and Field Championships this June, finishing ninth in the discus with a throw of 56.37m (184-11). The 2004 BIG EAST Champion in the discus, Segond helped the Scarlet Knights to a second-place finish at the conference championships. He previously earned All-American honors as a freshman in 2002 after placing 12th in the discus.

    Harrigan finished fifth at the NCAA Championships in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:08.18, earning All-America honors to cap an outstanding season with the Scarlet Knights. She also had top 20 finishes in the 200 free and 100 back at the national meet after winning five events at the BIG EAST meet.

    In addition, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bob Mulcahy has selected two student-athletes for the Athletic Director’s Excellence Award with Julie Culley (T&F) and Kelly Harrigan (swimming) sharing the award in 2004. Culley and Harrigan earned All-America honors in their respective sports and maintained impressive GPA’s during their careers.

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