Delaware Standouts Ed Bonnevie, Kalyn McDonough Named CAA Scholar-Athletes of the Year for Spring Sports
June 24, 2011
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
RICHMOND, Va. -- University of Delaware senior track & field distance runner Ed Bonnevie (at right) and junior women’s lacrosse midfielder Kalyn McDonough were among 11 student-athletes honored by the Colonial Athletic Association as recipients of the CAA Scholar-Athlete Award for the spring sports season.
The conference honors one Scholar-Athlete in each of its 22 championship sports. Nominees for the award must be a starter or important reserve on their team and must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25. The winners were selected by a vote of the sports information directors at each CAA institution.
Bonnevie, who was also the Scholar-Athlete of the Year winner for men’s cross country last fall, was the only CAA student-athlete to earn the award twice during the 2010-11 campaign.
In addition to Bonnevie and McDonough, also honored were Old Dominion junior Phil McCarthy in baseball, Towson senior Nyasha Mauchaza in men’s golf, Georgia State junior Charlotte Lorentzen in women’s golf, Hofstra senior Mike Skudin in men’s lacrosse, Drexel junior Elizabeth Bratton in women’s rowing, Hofstra sophomore Olivia Galati in softball, UNC Wilmington senior Kinshuk Sharma in men’s tennis, UNC Wilmington junior Christina Lee in women’s tennis, and Georgia State senior Yolanda Berryhill in women’s track and field. Nine of the honorees had cumulative grade point averages of 3.7 or better and nine of them also earned All-CAA honors during the season.
Bonnevie, who earlier this week was named to the Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field Academic All-American team, graduated summa cum laude with a degree in mechanical engineering last month. A native of Lafayette Hill, Pa. (La Salle High School), Bonnevie was a Dean’s List student, earned multiple CAA Academic Honor Roll notice, and finished his academic career with a 3.97 grade point average.
He competed in all seven cross country meets in 2010 for head coach Jim Fischer’s squad and had two top 10 finishes and a 29th place finish at the CAA Championships. He also placed 32nd at the CAA event in 2009. In track & field, he posted the team's sixth best 5,000 meter time outdoors in 2011. In addition to his academic and athletic accomplishments, he also conducted research in the UD Materials Tribology Lab last summer and was a team representative to the UD Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).
McDonough, a junior midfielder from Kennett Square, Pa. (Unionville High School) and a second-year transfer from the University of Richmond, owns a 3.92 grade point average as an urban affairs and public policy major.
McDonough is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key National Honor Society. She is a Dean’s List student and CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient who has worked as a H.E.N.S. Peer Mentor.
She received first team All-CAA honors in 2011 and was voted as the team’s UD Alumni Association Most Valuable Player. She led the Hens with 36 draw controls, was second with 18 caused turnovers and third with 25 groundballs. A team co-captain, she added 14 goals and seven assists offensively for head coach Kateri Linville’s squad.Back To Men's Outdoor Track Home Men's Outdoor Track Story Archive