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Trinity's athletics department put a bow on the 2002-03 season by honoring its top performers and highlighting some memorable moments of the year during its annual awards program May 3 in the Ozinga Chapel.

Presentations were made to each of the 10 teams for their efforts and outstanding achievements, such as the men's soccer team's trip to the NCCAA finals in Kissimmee, Florida, during the fall. Individual student-athletes who were lauded for their contributions to Trinity's record books include senior Kara Bruxvoort (Highland, Indiana), women's basketball all-time leading scorer, and freshman Jessica Eenigenburg (Cedar Lake, Indiana), already the most prolific goal scorer in women's soccer.

Senior soccer players Jose Dominguez (Pueblo, Mexico) and Brian Laack (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) were winners of the Tom Krygsheld Memorial Award, named in memory of the former Trinity soccer player. Baseball Troll Jason Smit, a senior from Lombard, Illinois, received the Keith Albers Memorial Award, which recognizes exemplary on-field play and classroom achievement in honor of a former Trinity basketball player. Val Wories (Lansing, Illinois) capped her career by accepting the Women's Athletics Award for her cooperation, determination, leadership, and unselfishness to the basketball and volleyball teams.

Pete Hamstra, Trinity's vice president for advancement and admissions, was acknowledged for his loyal and enthusiastic support of Trolls sports and given the Rich Kooy Award. Named after the former mathematics professor who was a founding member of the Trinity Athletics Committee, the award honors people who have contributed to the athletics program through financial support and presence at various contests throughout the year.

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