The Department of Athletics recognized the accomplishments of 173 scholar-athletes during a dinner at Beckham Hall May 1.
Howard Tobochnik ’13 and Roger Laura Kurash ’13 received the Maynard Memorial Award, presented annually to the top senior male and female scholar-athlete at the university.
Those invited to the gathering were members of the sophomore, junior and senior classes who had distinguished themselves both in the classroom with a minimium GPA of 3.2 and in athletic competition as a significant contributor to the success of their chosen sport(s).
Tobochnik was an NCAA Division III qualifier in 2012-13 after finishing third at 149 pounds during the NCAA Northeast Regional qualifier. That followed his 21-1 dual-match record as he led the Cardinals to a 15-7 record. He was a four-year starter for the wrestling team and will graduate with more overall victories (119) than any previous Wesleyan grappler. He was a three-time National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American.
Kurash is the 2012 NESCAC Player of the Year in women’s soccer after leading the team in scoring for a fourth straight year with nine goals and four assists for 22 points. She also was selected all-New England by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as well as an NSCAA Scholar All-East pick and a CoSIDA District II Academic All-American. She graduates as the number-two all-time leading scorer at Wesleyan with 37 goals and 14 assists for 88 points with 15 of her 37 tallies counting as game-winners.
The Maynard Award, established in memory of Roger Maynard ’37 by his family, recognizes the finest combination of athletic achievement and academic accomplishment among the senior student-athletes each year since 1970 for men and 1977 for women.