McDuffee, Scott Earn Hoffmann Scholar-Athlete Awards for 2012
Dec. 18: Women's basketball player Kara McDuffee and men's alpine skier Graham Scott have been named the 2012 winners of St. Lawrence University's Ronald C. Hoffmann Outstanding First Year Scholar-Athlete Awards.
The awards are selected based on academic and athletic performance in a student-athlete's initial year of collegiate competition. They are voted on by the University's head coaches in the fall semester of the sophomore year of the Hoffmann Award nominees.
McDuffee, Owego, NY, earned Dean's List honors in both semesters of her first year at St. Lawrence, compiling a 3.78 grade point average and played a pivotal role on a team which went 21-5 overall and 16-0 in the Liberty League, the first ever perfect season for a women's basketball team in the league.
Kara played in all 26 games, starting one game. She shot 50% from the floor which is outstanding as a guard, and 83% from the free throw line. . In the biggest game of the year on the brightest stage in the championship game, Kara had 14 points and was a perfect 3-3 from the field and 8-8 from the free throw line. To culminate her season, she was selected by the Liberty League coaches as one of five players on the All-Rookie Team.
Scott, from Chelsea, QC also earned Dean's List honors in both semesters of his freshman year, compiling a 3.805 grade point average.
He had three top ten finishes in alpine skiing, including second place in the giant slalom at the NCAA Eastern Regional Championship at Middlebury. He had ninth place finishes in the GS at both the Vermont and New Hampshire Carnivals and qualified for the NCAA Ski Championships. He finished 20th in the NCAA slalom championship and won the second run of that competition.