Dompier named top freshman
HOUGHTON – Michigan Tech revealed its major award winners from the 2013-14 season Tuesday. The Raymond L. Smith Award for the outstanding senior student-athletes went to men’s basketball player Austin Armga and soccer player Lindsey Van Rooy. The Terry Wilson Award winners as outstanding freshmen student-athletes were track athlete Jamie Dompier and hockey player Shane Hanna. The quartet will be honored at halftime of Michigan Tech’s Oct. 18 football game.
Armga (Waupun, Wis.) was named an All-American, Academic All-American and the GLIAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2013-14 while finishing second in the nation in total points. He was a first team all-region and first team all-conference selection, ending his career as Tech’s leader in free throw percentage and ranking ninth in both field goal percentage and points.
Van Rooy (Kaukauna, Wis.) was second on the Huskies’ squad in goals (7) and points (18) in 2013 and was a GLIAC Honorable Mention selection. She started all 74 of her career games and scored four game-winning goals during her final season, including one in the final second of a GLIAC Quarterfinal victory over Saginaw Valley State that was featured on ESPN Sportscenter’s Top 10 Plays.
Dompier (Chassell, Mich.) broke the school record in the 200-meter dash in her first year with the Huskies and now holds four of the top 10 marks in Tech history in the event. She also owns top-10 marks in the 100 and 400-meter dash and was a member of the record-breaking 400 and 1,600-meter relay teams.
Hanna (Salmon Arm, B.C.), an All-WCHA Rookie Team honoree, led all WCHA defensemen as well as the league’s freshmen (forwards and defensemen) in scoring with four goals and 18 assists for 22 total points in 28 league games. The blue liner was fourth overall among Huskies with 4-19-23 in 40 total games and earned the Norbert Matovich Award as the team’s outstanding freshman.
Michigan Tech has been handing out major awards for 52 years. The Terry Wilson Award was established in 1963 by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wilson. It is given in memory of Terry Eugene Wilson, who was killed in an automobile accident near Munising on Dec. 14, 1962, while traveling home to Pontiac, Michigan, for the Christmas holiday.
Wilson, a sophomore in electrical engineering, was considered a versatile athlete, earning four varsity letters, two in football and one each in swimming and track.
The Raymond L. Smith Award is given annually to the outstanding male and female senior student-athletes at Michigan Tech each year.
Inaugurated in 1970 as the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award, this accolade has become the most prestigious among student-athletes at the University. In 1980, the Varsity Club renamed this award in honor of Dr. Raymond L. Smith, who served as president of Michigan Tech from 1965 until his retirement in 1979.