ATLANTA, Ga. –The Southern Athletic Association (SAA) announced the 2013-14 SAA Man and Woman of the Year presented by Summit Management Corporation and Collin Radack of Hendrix and Elizabeth Bromirski of Birmingham-Southern claimed the league’s top awards.
The SAA Man and Woman of the Year presented by Summit Management Corporation are the highest honors the league bestows, and a luncheon will be held June 7 in downtown Memphis to celebrate the recipients and their families. Radack and Bromirski are the second recipients of the prestigious honor and they each perfectly embody the spirit of the award with their incredible contributions to their respective campuses.
Collin Radack, who hails from Austin, Texas, has excelled in all facets of the Hendrix experience. As a centerfielder on the baseball team, Radack has been named to the All-Conference Team in each of his four seasons, culminating with the SAA Player of the Year award this spring. He holds school records in games played, started, at bats, runs, hits, triples, total bases, stolen bases and fielding percentage.
Off the field, Radack has also soared in the classroom and community. He will graduate with distinction with a degree in economics and business after being a member of the All-Academic Team in each semester on campus. Radack leads in the community in a variety of ways, including his 3-year involvement with the Soaring Wings Marathon where proceeds go directly to the Soaring Wings Ranch to help children that are abused, abandoned or neglected. Additionally, Radack has attended a mission trip to Nicaragua, has volunteered at Vacation Bible School in Ohio and lent his time asssisting in tornado relief clean-up efforts from recent devastating tornados.
Elizabeth Bromirski, of Somerville, Ala., has proven herself over the past four seasons to be a consummate Division III student-athlete. As a two-sport athlete, she won honors in both, collecting First Team All-SAA awards in basketball this season, and also winning the conference high jump titles in 2012 and 2014. She also finished runner-up in the high jump in 2013 and runner up in the long jump in 2014.
Bromirski also excelled in the classroom, earning Phi Beta Kappa honors this spring. She has been a member of the Dean's List six times, is a Mortar Board member, member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Alpha Lambda Delta, and has received the Greensboro Scholarship and W.P. Maxwell Scholarship. In the community, Bromirski is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee where she served as president in 2013-14 and a volunteer at The Exceptional Foundation all four years on campus. Her work with The Exceptional Foundation benefits individuals with special needs and she also found time to volunteer with Piper Place, a program that serves individuals with severe mental illness.
In a joint effort to honor the Southern Athletic Association’s most elite student-athletes, Summit Management Corporation and the SAA partnered last fall to create the annual SAA Man and Woman of the Year. The awards, selected by a committee comprised of Summit Management and SAA representatives, are given to the senior class male and female nominees who best exemplify traits of leadership, character, athletic and academic success.
The criteria for SAA Man and Woman of the Year nominees included that they must be a senior with no eligibility remaining, they must have been named First Team All-SAA in the sport in which in the participated during their athletic careers, and they must have qualified for the SAA Academic Honor Roll during their tenure as a student-athlete. Additionally, SAA Man and Woman of the Year candidates are expected to be involved in their local community in some meaningful way.
Birmingham-Southern and Hendrix sports information contributed to this report
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