Hannaway named RMAC Scholar-Athlete

By Doug Fitzgerald published May 30, 2007

Patrick Hannaway was named the RMAC male Scholar-Athletes of the year for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, the conference announced Wednesday.

As it has done the past four years, the UCCS Athletic Department nominated its McLaughlin Award winners since the criteria for each award are the same. The McLaughlin Award is the highest honor an athlete can receive at UCCS.

Each of the 14 RMAC institutions chose a male and female athlete as their honoree for RMAC Honor Student-Athlete. To be eligible for the RMAC Honor-Student Athlete award, individuals must be an athlete in one of the conference sponsored championship sports; carry at least a 3.20 Grade Point Average (GPA); be either a starter or key reserve on their respective team; be of good character and must have participated at the active member institution for two (2) or more seasons in at least one (1) sport. True freshman and Junior College or Community College transfers are not eligible their first year at the RMAC institution.

The 2006-2007 RMAC Honor Scholar-Athletes will be recognized at the 2007 RMAC Hall of Fame and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 14 at the Silverwood Hotel and Conference Center in Colorado Springs. In addition, a sign with each athlete's name will be provided to each school for display.

Below is the McLaughlin Award Citation for Hannaway:

Patrick Hannaway
Thomas F. McLaughlin Award

Patrick Hannaway embodies the concept of a "student-athlete." A Biology major, he has maintained an outstanding 3.92 cumulative GPA and became only the second University of Colorado at Colorado Springs student to be recognized as a first-team Academic All-American. Hannaway was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Academic Player of the Year and has also received Academic All-RMAC and All-North central region honors.

On the court, Hannaway proved to be perhaps the best basketball player to ever suit up for the Mountain Lions. He was named All-RMAC East Division for 2006-07 and received All-West honors the previous season.

He broke the UCCS single season scoring record as a junior with 542 points, and then broke it again as a senior by scoring 560 points. He also owns the school single-season records for field goals and free throws made. He scored 30 or more points five times, the most by any player at UCCS. Despite playing just two seasons at UCCS, he climbed all the way to fifth on the career scoring list.

Hannaway led the RMAC in scoring as a senior with 21.5 points per game and also led the conference in field goal accuracy at 63.6 percent.

A Colorado Springs resident, Hannaway has been active in the community as well. He has been a participant in conducting reading programs at his former school, Rudy Elementary, and has served as a volunteer basketball camp coach for rural kids in Elbert County. On campus, he has participated in the annual Halloween Boo-zar and served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee during his junior year.

We are pleased to honor Patrick Hannaway with the 2007 Thomas F. McLaughlin Award.

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