Rider Athletes of the Year
Courtesy: Rider Sports Information  
Release:  07/10/2014

Rider University
Clair Bee Athletes of the Year

Year

Male

Sport(s)

Female

Sport(s)

1973-74

Rick Strandskov

Tennis

   

1974-75

Mario Ianni

Wrestling

   

1975-76

Russ Stroemel

Basketball

   

1976-77

Bob Przybylowski

Basketball

   

1977-78

Jim McKeown

Soccer

   

1978-79

Tom Wiebodt

Soccer

Cindy Ford

Basketball

1979-80

Lou DiDerafino

Wrestling

   

1980-81

       

1981-82

Dan Morrison

Wrestling

Mary Ellen Baynes

Basketball

1982-83

Jeff Kunkel

Baseball

Kelly Hall

Field Hockey/Softball

1983-84

Kevin Thomas

Basketball

Kelly Hall

Field Hockey/Softball

1984-85

John Lucerne
Jack Armstrong

Wrestling
Baseball

Kelly Hall

Field Hockey/Softball

1985-86

Terence Wheat

XC/Track

Allyson Cassel
Pam Baron

Volleyball/Basketball
Field Hockey/Softball

1986-87

Ken Kremer

Baseball

Brenda Hager

Field Hockey/Softball

1987-88

Bill Pearson
Ken Kremer

Track
Baseball

Kathy Crane

Field Hockey/Softball

1988-89

Charles Lackey

Track

Kathy Crane

Field Hockey/Softball

1989-90

Anselmo Bryan
Adam Derengowski

Soccer
Wrestling

Terry Gillespie

Field Hockey/Softball

1990-91

Adam Derengowski

Wrestling

Terry Gillespie

Field Hockey/Softball

1991-92

Darrick Suber

Basketball

Debbie Snyder

Basketball

1992-93

John Hangey

Wrestling

Karen Finn

Volleyball/Softball

1993-94

Terrance Armstrong

XC/Track

Sandy Stringham

Softball

1994-95

Jose Lopez

Track

Michele Guzowski

Volleyball/Basketball

1995-96

Ryan Pandolfini

Baseball

Jessica Beck

Basketball

1996-97

John Carvalheira

Wrestling

Pam Durkin

Basketball

1997-98

John Carvalheira

Wrestling

Jen O’Reilly

Swimming

1998-99

Leo Giel

Wrestling

Jen O’Reilly

Swimming

1999-2000

Shawn Scannel

Wrestling

Michele Peel

Volleyball/Softball

2000-01

Justin Lindsey

Track

Deanna Dovak

Softball/Tennis

2001-02

Mario Porter

Basketball

Deanna Dovak

Softball/Tennis

2002-03

Derek Jenkins

Wrestling

Melissa Michalov

Swimming

2003-04

Scott Rich

Baseball

Tami Coyle

Soccer/Basketball

2004-05

Jerry Johnson

Basketball

Christina Ang

Field Hockey

2005-06

Brandon Modrov

Swimming

Jazmine Fenlator

Track & Field

2006-07

Jason Thompson
Don Fisch

Basketball
Wrestling

Jazmine Fenlator

Track & Field

2007-08

Jason Thompson

Basketball

Amanda Burke

Diving

2008-09

Doug Umbehauer

Wrestling

Amanda Burke
Priscilla Modrov

Diving
Swimming

2009-10

AJ Albee

Baseball

Amanda Burke

Diving

2010-11

Chris Gonzalez

XC/Track

Virginia Egusquiza

Field Hockey

2011-12

Mike Murphy
James Burroughs

Baseball
Track

Virginia Egusquiza

Field Hockey

2012-13

Brian Molloy

Swimming

Sandra Penas

Field Hockey 

2013-14

Robert Deutsch

Wrestling

MyNeshia McKenzie

Women’s Basketball

Clair Bee was an accounting professor at Rider and founded the varsity athletics program in 1929. Rider's first director of athletics, Bee coached football, basketball and baseball at Rider, and earned national prominence as a basketball innovator, inventing the shot clock, and suggesting the three-second rule. He is also the author of the famous Chip Hilton book series. Bee was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. He was a charter member of the Rider Athletics Hall of Fame, and a trophy named in his honor is presented annually to Rider's Athletes of the Year.


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