Worcester, Mass. – Men's tennis senior captain Harris Rollinger (Lexington, Mass.) has recently been named the recipient of both the Dr. Theodore Nicol Sportsmanship Award and the Dolan Award - two pretty significant University honors it has been announced.
The Nicol Sportsmanship Award is presented annually to the men's tennis student-athlete who best exemplifies the highest traits of sportsmanship, integrity and camaraderie – all characteristics of Dr. Theodore Nicol '26.
Rollinger helped the Cougars advance to the NEWMAC Tournament Semifinals in 2013 and finished his senior campaign with a career-best ten singles victories.
"Harris is a leader and his academic excellence, sportsmanship on the tennis court, and commitment to global change has earned him the respect of his peers, coaches, and faculty," said men's tennis coach Mickey Cahoon.
The Dolan Award, which was handed out at the Fall Convocation, is given annually to one graduating male and one graduating female senior in recognition of their outstanding service to Clark University.
Primarily, the award is given to students who, by their active involvement, demonstrate a concern for Clark and show promise that they will continue their involvement with Clark as alumni.
Rollinger is spearheading a service trip to Loma Linda, Guatemala in January 2014 to perform service work through sport and development as well as assist the local community in establishing an eco-tourism business.
"Harris' contributions to Clark have been remarkable," said Jason Zelesky, the University's Vice President for Student Affairs. "He is well-respected amongst his peers and will be leaving an indelible mark on the university through his service, athletic commitment, academic achievements and sense of humor. His legacy, the Clark Athletic Service Trip, is an outstanding way to utilize his Dolan Award in an effort to inspire systemic change across the institution and within the Clark Athletic Department."
A three-time academic all-conference selection, Rollinger will remain at Clark after his graduation later this month in pursuit of his master's degree in public administration.