Elvidge, LaBelle-Hamer Named 2011 Roger F. Keleher '15 Award Winners
Field hockey, men’s ice hockey standouts honored as Class of 2011’s top scholar-athletes
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COLCHESTER, Vt. – Saint Michael’s College field hockey standout Natalie Elvidge (Newton, N.J./Newton) and men’s ice hockey great Tully LaBelle-Hamer (Fairbanks, Alaska/Alaska Avalanche (NAHL)) received the Roger F. Keleher ’15 Memorial Award on Friday, it was announced at the College’s Senior Awards Luncheon earlier that day.
The Keleher Award is presented annually to the outstanding male and female scholar-athletes in the College’s graduating class. The award is named after Roger Keleher, a native of Springfield, Mass., and a three-sport standout at Saint Michael’s who was inducted into the College’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.
LaBelle-Hamer entered the spring 2011 semester with a 3.885 Grade Point Average (on a 4.0 scale), while Elvidge entered her final semester with a 3.757 GPA. Both student-athletes graduated magna cum laude on Monday in the College’s 104th commencement exercises in the Ross Sports Center.
LaBelle-Hamer, an engineering major, received the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for men’s ice hockey last month. A defenseman, LaBelle-Hamer skated in all 27 games for Saint Michael’s as a senior, and set a career-high with seven assists and eight points. He garnered NE-10 Academic All-Conference honors, and received multiple NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Dean’s List, and ECAC East All-Academic Team accolades. He also is a member of the Delta Epsilon Sigma and Pi Mu Epsilon national honor societies, and a Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges selection.
Elvidge, an English major, started all 18 games for the Saint Michael’s field hockey team as a senior, and finished second on the squad in goals and points while recording a team-high 21 shots on goal. Like LaBelle-Hamer, Elvidge was an NE-10 All-Academic Team pick as a senior, and also received several NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List citations. A four-time National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association National Academic Squad selection, Elvidge is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Epsilon Sigma national honor societies, and a Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges pick.