Hornet Awards Spring 2011

Anthony Honrade, Stacey Adams, Joe Fleming and AJ Taylor

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It’s no wonder that Sacramento State’s own Lea

Wallace won best female athlete in the Hornet Awards.

Wallace was twice named Big Sky Track Athlete this season as well

as breaking record after record.

“I am extremely honored to be selected,” Wallace said. “For me,

this award marks the dedication, determination and commitment to

excellence that underlies Sacramento State Track and


This season alone Wallace has produced the

second-fastest 1500 times in the NCAA Division I, recorded the

fastest 800 time to be done by an American woman (being an amateur

or professional), ranked as the ninth-fastest 800 runner in the

world, and beat her own school record in the 800 by nearly three

seconds. Wallace is also the national leader in the 800-meter run

after producing a time of 2:02.95.

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After winning our Most Improved Athlete in his

sophomore year, senior track athlete Ronald Brookins has been once

again honored by our staff as the Best Male Athlete.

Brookins was also recognized as the Men’s Most

Valuable Athlete and also was named the meet’s Most Outstanding

Performer with his time of 7.79 seconds in the 60-meter


Brookins holds the school records for the

50-meter and 60-meter hurdles in the indoor and 110-meter hurdles

in the outdoor.

“Last time I won an award from you guys as the

most improved was in my sophomore year so to come back in my senior

year and get best male athlete says a lot about the work I put in

over the years,” Brookins said.