Delaware’s Ed Bonnevie Earns the Men’s Cross-Country CAA Scholar-Athlete Award
December 15, 2010
Photo by Mark Campbell
RICHMOND, Va. - - The Colonial Athletic Association announced its first six Scholar-Athlete’s of the fall season on Tuesday, as the University of Delaware’s Ed Bonnevie earned the lone Blue Hen bid in men’s cross-country.
The conference honors a Scholar-Athlete in each of its 23 sports. Nominees for the award must be a start or important reserve on their team and must have a cumulative grade point average above 3.25. The winners were selected by a vote of the sports information directors at each CAA institution.
Bonnevie, a senior from Lafayette Hill, Pa., is a two-year letterwinner for the Blue Hen harriers. He was named one of this year’s co-captains as well, competing in all seven meets this season. He placed sixth at the Blue & Gold Invitational, finishing in 26:26.27 on his home course. He also finished 10th at the Delaware Invitational in 26:29.4 earlier in the season. As the team finished fifth at the CAA’s, Bonnevie placed 29th overall with a time of 25:53. He finished his career as a Blue Hen placing a team second-best 56th at the IC4A Championships with a time of 26:10.8.
A mechanical engineering major, Bonnevie is a Dean’s List student and a three-time recipient of the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award. He spent last simmer conducting undergraduate research in the University of Delaware Materials Tribology Lab. He was also named to last season’s CAA Academic Honor Roll for cross-country as well as the CAA Academic Honor Roll for outdoor track & field.
The other winners for the fall were Brandi Gervais from Towson, who earned the award for women’s cross-country. Amanda Bieber from Old Dominion won the award for field hockey while Nathaniel Baako of William & Mary earned it for men’s soccer. The women’s soccer award winner was Dana Bergstrom from Hofstra and Vineece Verdun from Georgia State was awarded the honor for volleyball.