6/19/04 - The ESPN "SportCenter" piece that featured Middlebury friend, Butch Varno, has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards after winning an Emmy Award earlier this year. The feature originally aired on ESPN on December 7th as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas morning of 2003.
Producer Andy Tennant was extremely happy with the award and gave thanks to <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College for providing the opportunities to shoot the story the way he wanted to. "I really wanted to thank Butch and (Director of Athletic Communications) Brad Nadeau for making everything available to us that we asked for. From the early morning shoots, to the lengthy days of interviewing, Middlebury was great and we couldn't have been more well-received by any group of people," said Tennant.
6/15/04 - Middlebury College finished the '03-'04 year as the third place team among all Division III schools in the United States Sports Academy Directors' Cup (formerly Sears Cup). The standings represent excellence in NCAA play among the 430 Division III schools eligible for the award. Selected sports are chosen to receive points in the standings, based upon the number of teams play take part in that particular sports' NCAA Championship. Unfortunately for Middlebury, not enough teams take part in the NCAA hockey tournaments, costing the Panthers 200 points in this year's standings. Williams won the cup with 1,082 points, followed by Emory (<?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Ga.) (811), Middlebury (780), New Jersey (751) and Wisconsin-Stevens Point (730). The overall standings can be found here: http://nacda.collegesports.com/directorscup/nacda-directorscup-current-scoring.html (more)
5/24/04 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College recently recognized six seniors with its annual Athletic Awards at a senior luncheon. The following were recipients of the awards:<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
A. Bayard Russ '66 Memorial Athletic Award
Honoring, when merited, that senior who is most outstanding in two intercollegiate sports by best exemplifying the excellence of performance, aggressiveness, leadership, tremendous desire and team spirit of A. Bayard Russ '66.
Rebecca Brakeley (Middlebury, Vt.) - Field Hockey, Lacrosse
Charley Howe (Darien, Conn.) - Football, Lacrosse
Deborah Parton Memorial Award
For exemplifying the spirit and of dedication of Deb Parton
Missy Krempa (Johnstown, N.Y.) - Field Hockey
John P. Stabile Memorial Trophy
Awarded annually to the male athlete who best exemplifies the Middlebury Spirit.
Craig Pittman (Atlanta, Ga.) - Football, Track
Mike Wilson Trophy (These two awards were presented to underclassmen)
Awarded, when merited, to the Middlebury athlete, who, while overcoming personal challenge, has shown such spirit, enthusiasm and unselfish devotion to the members of the team that is has been an inspiration in creating team morale.
Heather Wende (Moonachie, N.J.) - Women's Hockey
Chris Fraser (Brooklyn, N.Y.) - Baseball
Hazeltine-Klevenow Memorial Trophy
For best combining ability in athletics and excellence in scholarship.
Lizzy DeWitt (Madison, Wis.) - Swimming
Patrick Saunders (Morristown, N.J.) - Soccer
4/20/04 - The ESPN "SportCenter" piece that featured Middlebury friend, Butch Varno, has won an Emmy Award. The feature originally aired on ESPN on December 7th as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas morning of 2003. The awards ceremony will be televised on Sunday, May 2nd at 9:00 p.m. on your local Fox Sports television network.
4/14/04 - Fifteen championships will be featured Sunday on the national Emmy nominated CBS Sports NCAA seasonal show. The 60-minute show will be hosted by veteran CBS announcer Bonnie Bernstein and will air Sunday, April 18 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time / 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Middlebury College's men's and women's hockey championships will be part of the show.
3/31/04 - A celebration will be held on Sunday, April 4th from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Kenyon Arena for the Middlebury College NCAA Championship hockey teams. Team pictures will be provided with players available to sign autographs and meet with fans.
3/10/04 - The ESPN "SportCenter" piece that featured Middlebury friend, Butch Varno, has been nominated for an Emmy Award. The feature originally aired on ESPN on December 7th as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas morning of 2003.
1/15/04 - The Middlebury College Athletic Department has been given an honorable mention award by the National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA). The award was presented in recognition of the outstanding community service projects performed by the institution's student-athletes during the 2003-04 academic year.
WRMC anounces its winter sports schedule.
ESPN will re-air the seven-minute feature on Butch Varno as a part of its Christmas Eve and Christmas morning SportsCenter shows. The segment will air during the 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. show on Christmas Eve, as well as several SportsCenter shows running continuously on Christmas morning.
Middlebury College friend Butch Varno was the subject of a seven-minute feature on ESPN's "SportsCenter" during the 11:30 p.m. show on Sunday, Dec. 7.