BBA Announces Athletic Hall of Fame Awards
Mark Tashjian, Headmaster of Burr and Burton Academy and Paul W. Carroccio, President of the Alumni Association, recently announced this year’s inductees into the Athletic Hall of Fame, and the recipients of the Alumni Recognition Awards. The awards presentation is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 28, at 4:30, in the Riley Center for the Performing Arts, as part of the Alumni Reunion Weekend.
The purpose of the Burr and Burton Athletic Hall of Fame is to recognize, honor and provide an enduring memorial for those alumni whose outstanding contributions have enriched the athletic programs and brought honor to the school. Nominees have exemplified the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and moral character and these inductees will serve as models to current and future Burr and Burton students. The recipients are as follows: Female Athlete – Elizabeth “Bibit” Page Morgan ‘03 and Hayley Daden Van Der Kar ‘01, Coach – John Eckhardt (to be awarded posthumously) and Anne Blake, Friends of Athletics – Jim and John Hand, Legends – Alexander A. Zoesch ‘53 and Christopher H. Bryant ‘59, and Team Award – the 1958 Boys Basketball Team.
In addition to the Athletic Hall of Fame, three awards will be made for community service, personal achievement and to a distinguished faculty or staff member. This year’s recipients are: Alumni Service Award for significant volunteer service to their community goes to Phil “Grub” ‘72 Bourn, the Alumni Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to their profession and community will be presented to Terry Badger ‘78, and the Distinguished Faculty/Staff Award to Mary Rita Manley, a recently retired, much-respected faculty member at Burr and Burton.
The awards ceremony is open to the public and we encourage family and friends to join us in the Riley Center as Burr and Burton honors these recipients. For more information about the Athletic Hall of Fame and Alumni Recognition Awards please contact Christine Hoard at 802-549-8277 or [email protected]