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Summer 2004 | Volume 26, Number 7 | Athletics

Awards Go to Top Scholars and Competitors in Basketball, Crew, Cross Country and Track

SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY basketball standout Valerie Gustafson collected two top honors at the annual Athletic Awards Banquet on June 3, 2004. She was voted SPU’s Athlete of the Year, and she was named one of five senior recipients of the Falcon Award for Excellence for career achievement in athletics, academics and leadership. Also earning Awards for Excellence were basketball’s Kristin Poe, crew’s Joanna Hodgkiss and Joel Braman, and distance runner Jamie Witt.

Gustafson was the top scorer (15.2) and set a new record for field-goal percentage (.578) while helping the Falcons go 30-1 and reach the NCAA Elite Eight in 2004. A European studies major, she was named Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Year and an All-American.

Poe was a two-time all-conference selection. The fifth-year senior in physical education served as team co-captain and was also voted most inspirational for three seasons.

Hodgkiss, a business major, was the coxswain for the varsity women’s four, which won eight of its nine races during the season, including conference, regional and national titles for the second year in a row.

Braman, who received his degree in political science this spring, was the stroke for two conference-winning lightweight fours, including one that went on to claim a regional title and finish sixth in the nation this spring.

Witt was a two-time all-conference selection in both cross country and track. This past year, the English major was runner-up for the GNAC title in cross country and the indoor mile champion.

Braman also received the McCrath 101 Club Scholar Athlete Award for having the highest GPA of a graduating male. Discus thrower Lauren Kooy, an art major, was the female recipient.


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