May 14, 2012
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BOSTON - Senior Caroline Stewart of the Boston University women’s basketball team was presented with the John B. Simpson Award at the annual student-athlete awards reception held at the Francis D. Burke Club Room in Agganis Arena on April 17.
The John B. Simpson Award is given annually to both a male and female senior student-athlete who has demonstrated enthusiasm and leadership. The award is named after a 1950 graduate who was the university’s Director of Athletics from 1975-84. The award winners are leaders for their respective teams both on and off the field, and have done so with pride and spirit for Boston University Athletics.
The 2012 recipients of the John B. Simpson Award for leadership are Matt Griffin from the men’s basketball team and Caroline Stewart from the women’s basketball team.
A team captain since her sophomore season, Stewart played in 122 games during her four-year career with the Terriers as she helped establish BU as one of the America East’s top programs. Under her leadership, the Terriers captured two America East regular season titles and made three trips to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
“Caroline’s intensity and commitment to this program has been unwavering for four seasons,” said women’s basketball head coach Kelly Greenberg. “She continued to challenge herself and her teammates in a way that no one else has had the courage to do in my eight years at BU. Her genuine enthusiasm and her consistent leadership have helped take our program to another level and we give Caroline Stewart so much credit for this.”
A vocal leader on and off the court, Stewart finished her career with 737 points and ranks fourth all-time in school history with 791 rebounds. During her senior campaign, Stewart established career-highs in points per game (7.8) and rebounds per game (8.4) while playing 31.3 minutes per game.
In her last season on the hardwood, Stewart helped the Terriers achieve a 13-game winning streak during conference play to tie for the sixth-longest winning streak in the nation. Stewart had a knack for stepping up when her team needed her, as she pulled down double-digit rebounds on 13 occasions.