Past Features

May 19, 2008 (Vol. 7, No. 9)

Student Athletes Honored at Athletics Awards Dinner

Evan Schneider and his wife Susan Greenberg, student Emmanuel Vera, and Director of Athletics at Lehman Dr. Martin L. Zwiren
(l.- r.) Evan Schneider and his wife Susan Greenberg, student Emmanuel Vera, and Director of Athletics at Lehman Dr. Martin L. Zwiren

Ted Hurowitz, former CUNYAC commissioner, Cheryl Kramer, wife of former Lehman College Basketball Coach and Hall of Famer Ed Kramer, student Fiseha Brooks, and Dr. Martin L. Zwiren.
Ted Hurwitz, former CUNYAC commissioner, Cheryl Kramer, wife of former Lehman College Basketball Coach and Hall of Famer Ed Kramer, student Fiseha Brooks, and Dr. Martin L. Zwiren.
Student athletes Emmanuel Vera and Fiseha Brooks were honored recently at the annual Lehman Athletics Awards Dinner on May 14 in the East Dining Room. Vera, a member of the baseball team, received the Charlie Greenberg Scholarship Award, and Brooks, a member of the track and field teams as well as the cross-country team, received the Ed Kramer Scholarship Award.

The Charlie Greenberg Scholarship is awarded to the student who most exemplifies commitment and dedication on and off the field. A model teammate, Vera became the squad's ace pitcher this past season. His contributions helped the Lightning advance to the CUNYAC playoffs for the first time since 2003. Baseball Head Coach John Quirk was extremely proud of Vera for being chosen for this award.

"Manny did such a solid job for us this year," Coach Quirk said. "Every time we needed a big outing or a pitcher to eat innings for us, he was always very reliable."

Named in honor of one of Lehman's great coaches, the Ed Kramer Scholarship recognizes leadership and dedication. During the men's cross-country season, Brooks was the number two performer on Head Coach Lesleigh Hogg's squad. He also shone in the classroom, earning a 3.0 Grade Point Average.

"Fiseha has been an integral piece to the men's track and field and cross country programs here at Lehman," Coach Hogg said. "An award like this suits him just right. I'm glad to see his hard work pay off."

"This has been a very satisfying year for our student-athletes, as they've continued to make progress in the classroom and on the field," Director of Athletics Dr. Martin L. Zwiren said. "The awards dinner is a special night that we embrace, and it is an evening we use to reflect on the accomplishments of our great student-athletes."