Feb. 25, 2000
Two Boston College track and field athletes, seniors Marshal Armitage and Shannon Smith, have been named Boston College's winners of the BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Award, it was announced today by the league office.
Armitage has earned numerous academic awards at Boston College. The chemistry major was inducted into the Honor of the Cross and Crown and accepted as a Scholar of the College in 2000. In 1998, he was named the sophomore class's Scholar Athlete of the Year by the Athletic Department. He has also been named to the Dean's List in each of his seven semesters completed.
On the track, he has served as the cross country and track tam captain for the 1999-2000 seasons. In 1999, he was awarded the team's leadership award and named team MVP in cross country for the 1997 season. In his freshman year, he was recognized as the cross country team's Rookie of the Year. He has earned All- BIG EAST honors in track and All-New England honors in cross country. Armitage is also the vice-chair of the Boston College Student-Athlete Advisory Board.
Smith, a 1998 cross country All-American, is a geo physics major. She is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Board on which she serves as the groups secretary. She is also a member of the Geology Club. In addition, she has been named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team in each of her three years at Boston College, as well as the Dean's List.
In athletics, Shannon has posted two NCAA provisional qualifying marks this season, in the 3000M and 5000M. She won the 1999 New England Championship in the 3000M during the indoor season and earned All-BIG EAST honors during the 1999 cross country season.