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Portsmouth Sports Club Awards

Female College Athlete of the Year

University of Virginia
Field Hockey
Junior, Shavertown, PA

2010 • Honda Award semifinalist for the second straight year • NFHCA first team All-American • First team All-American by • An All-ACC honoree • Selected to the all- south region first team • Named to NCAA All-Tournament team • Led Virginia in scoring for the third consecutive season with 27 goals • Also contributed eight assists for 62 points • Eight game-winning goals tied for most among league players with Maryland’s Katie O’Donnell • Tallied fourth career hat trick in Virginia’s 4-3 overtime loss to North Carolina in the NCAA semifinals (Nov. 16) • Recorded a career-best four goals in UVa’s 5-2 win over Old Dominion (Sept. 5) • Notched eight multi-goal games • Scored the game-winner in overtime at Boston College (Sept. 24) • Named the National Player of the Week by (Sept. 6) and ACC Player of the Week (Sept. 7) • Selected to preseason All-ACC team 2009 • Honda Award semifinalist • South Region Player of the Year • NFHCA first team All-American • First team All-American by • An All-ACC selection • Named to the all-south region first team • Selected to NCAA and ACC All-Tournament teams • Led UVa with a team-best 27 goals, which ranks third-most in single-season history • Also contributed eight assists for 62 points, a mark which also ranks third • Led the ACC with eight game-winning goals • First career hat trick came at Ohio (Sept. 13) in a 5-0 UVa victory • Posted second hat trick, along with two assists for a career-best eight points, at Longwood (Oct. 13) • Tallied seven multiple-goal games • Scored the game-winning goal that lifted UVa to a 3-2 overtime win against Michigan State (Nov. 15) and advance to the NCAA semifinals • Had a goal in Virginia’s NCAA semifinal game against North Carolina (Nov. 20) • Selected as the ACC Player of the Week (Sept. 29) • Named to preseason all-conference squad 2008 • ACC Freshman of the Year • Named the National Rookie of the Year by • NFCHA second team All-American • First team All-American by • An All-ACC selection • Selected to the all- south region first team • Led Virginia in points, goals, game-winning goals, shots and shots on goal • Two-time National Rookie of the Week (Sept. 29, Nov. 11) • Corecipient of UVa’s Craig Fielder Memorial Award for overcoming adversity.

International Experience • Named to United States National Team in June 2010 • Played on U.S. National Team’s European Tour in summer 2010, earning her first international caps • Member of the 2009 United States Junior World Cup Team • Previous member of USA Field Hockey Development Team • Played on Mid-Atlantic high performance team in summer 2009 and 2010 • Participated on the U.S. Under-21 squad in 2009 Youth Olympic Festival in Australia • Competed with U.S. Junior National Team at the 2008 Junior Pan American Games in Mexico City • Four- time member of the Under-21 Team (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010) • Three-time member of the Under- 16 Team (2004, 2005, 2006) • Participated in the 2007 USA Under-21 China Tour • Twice competed in the International Easter Tournament (2005, 2006)

Community Service • Ronald McDonald House volunteer • Student-Athlete Mentor Education • Major: English

The Bill Brown Memorial Scholarship Award

This award is presented in memory of Past Portsmouth Sports Club President, Bill
Brown, who died suddenly last January while serving as our President. His family and friends established this award through the Scholarship Foundation to receive the many donations after his passing. Bill's wife, Jane, and son, McLeod will present the award.

Male College Athlete of the Year
Virginia Tech
Senior, Hampton VA

The Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year … Also named the offensive player of the year and the first-team quarterback … Won the Dudley Award, given to the state’s top Division I football player … The leader of the Tech offense … Threw for 2,743 yards and 24 touchdowns with just five interceptions on 188-of-315 passing in 2010 … Also rushed for 659 yards and five scores … Has grown and matured as a quarterback … Possesses a tremendous amount of confidence and makes the right decisions … A hard worker who has become a better passer, while continuing to make plays with his feet … Set school records this season for career total offense, career passing yards, career rushing yards by a quarterback, career wins by a starting quarterback, career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and touchdown passes in a season.

2010: Passed for two touchdowns against Boise State and led the team with 73 yards rushing … Rushed for 86 yards against JMU and threw for a touchdown … Tossed a pair of TD passes against ECU … Completed 16 of 21 passes for 237 yards in the Boston College game … Threw three touchdown passes, including the gamewinner, and rushed for 121 yards at NC State … Had 127 yards on the ground, including TD runs of 72 and 15 yards, against Central Michigan … Also passed for a touchdown in that game … Rushed for one touchdown and passed for three more in the Wake Forest game … Completed 19 of 27 passes for 292 yards … Hit 13 of 17 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns against Duke … Threw a TD pass in the Georgia Tech game … Threw for 249 yards and a pair of touchdowns at UNC … Made a clutch 18-yard touchdown run at Miami and added a 43-yard TD pass … Passed for 176 yards and a touchdown against Virginia … Named the MVP of the ACC Championship Game after tossing three touchdown passes and running for a fourth TD.

Personal: Tyrod Taylor … Born 8/3/89 in Hampton, VA … Son of Rodney and Trina Taylor … Majoring apparel, housing and resource management (residential property management).

Rushing G Att-CompPct.Yds. TD Int

   Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG

 2007 11 134- 72   53.7     927   5      3        2007       11 102   429   4.2     6    52
 2008 12 173- 99   57.2   1036   2      7        2008       12 147   738   5.0     7    73
 2009 13 243- 136 56.0   2311 13      5       2009        13 106   370   3.5    5    46
 2010 14 315- 188 59.7   2743 24      5       2010        14 146   659   4.5    5    72
Career 50 865- 495 57.2 7017 44    20   Career       50 501 2196   4.4  23    73

The H. Parker Heafner III
Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Harold P. Heafner, and his wife, Beverly Heafner present this award in memory of their son, H. Parker Heafner, III. Dr. Heafner is a retired Portsmouth dentist who graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1950. Dr. Heafner and Beverly Heafner reside in Chesapeake, Virginia.

The Teri Ann Hendricks
Memorial Scholarship

Dick Henrick's presents this award in memory of his daughter, Teri Ann Hendricks.
Last year, Dick Hendricks gave a $3,500.00 scholarship in memory of his former coach, Pete Mills. Dick Hendricks is a 1951 Wilson High School Graduate. He and his wife, Dot, live in Greensboro, NC.

Tyrone Hines Scholarship
Asad Abdullah, IIl
Churchland High School

After three and a half years, my final year of high school is finally in living color. From the moment I was a freshman in 2007, until now, unlike most of my peers, I was firm in my college major. Alternatively, I know, at least, that it would pertain to computers. Computers were and have always been a great passion of mine and I could not live without one. Graduating high school comes with a lot of responsibility, even while still in high school, in relation to furthering my education. It is expected of me to excel in what I do both in and out of school. I have goals for the future that relate to what I expect of myself when it comes to higher education. My plans and ideas for my future are realistic, as I do not want to plan too far ahead that I become disappointed when something does not go as planned.

After graduating high school on June 9, 2011, my first college of choice is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Virginia Tech has an amazing reputation for computer engineering, which is what I love and plan to be my major. I enjoy the more hands on experience and systems analyst activities that fall under the computer engineering major, rather than computer science. I know that any college that I plan to attend will present me with challenges that, alone, I will not be able to solve. I plan to face hardships academically, mentally, and emotionally, but most importantly, I will be determined to maintain my academics and myself by utilizing all available resources in order to be successful, no matter the challenge. Persistence is the key. Likewise with obtaining a job after college.

Given that I will obtain my degree in computer engineering and photography, I want basic and complex things from my education. I believe that happiness should be the first priority of a set of goals in obtaining a degree. One would want to work in a field that he or she loves and is excited to wake up in the morning to go pursue. I want to have a career I look forward to every day. I expect the college lifestyle to transform and improve my self esteem, self respect, and confidence. I want to be the best that I can and feel confident that I did just that. I want to make a positive difference in lives - whatever the event may be. If I can make a person smile and feel good about him or herself, then my day will be wonderful. I want to be open to change and enjoy the college and after college experience. In addition, though no less important, I want financial and career ability after college.

My goals are just a baseline of what I expect of myself under any condition. I will surpass the minimum expectations I have set for myself and I plan to surpass expectations made by others. If I fail to do so, I know that the end result was a product of my best effort and nothing less.

The Tyrone Hines Scholarship is given for his many contributions to the Portsmouth community and is given by an anonymous donor. Tyrone Hines received the Portsmouth Sports Club Man of the Year Award on 1991; Hook Hillman Award in 1993; the Tom Ferguson Award given by the Norfolk Sports Club in 1996; and was the recipient of the Governor's Award for volunteering Excellence in 1990. Tyrone Hines continues to volunteer in the Portsmouth community today. This is a Southeast Virginia Community Foundation Scholarship.

2010 Jamboree Award Recipients

Female College Athlete of the Year
Kristen Simpson
Golf, University of Virginia
2004-2009 Academic All-ACC Team
2007-2009 National Golf coaches Assoc. Scholar All-American Team

 Male College Athlete of the Year
Jarrett Parker
Baseball, University of Virginia
 2008 All-ACC Academic Team
2009 1st Team All-American (
2009 2nd Team All-American (ABCA, Baseball America, NCBWA)

College Coach of the Year
Brian O'Connor
Head Baseball Coach, University of Virginia

Abe Goldblatt Memorial High School Coach of the Year
Claude Toukene
Western Branch High School

J. Herbert Simpson Sports Person of the Year
Eddie Mitchell

Clarence “Ace” Parker High School Male Athlete Award of Excellence

Blake Theroux
Western Branch High School

Clarence “Ace” Parker High School Female Athlete Award of Excellence

Asia McDonald
Churchland High School

Roland W. “Buck” Dodson Scholarship
Monica Wilson
I. C. Norcom High School

Chandler Harper Memorial Scholarship
  Lindsay Whitaker
Western Branch High School

W. O. “Bill” Lewis Scholarship
Ashley Barrix
Woodrow Wilson High School

Joseph and “Boots” LoFurno Scholarship
Marvin Barnes
I. C. Norcom High School

Marty Brennaman Scholarship

Loralei Whitaker
Western Branch High School

James H. "Jim" Short Memorial Scholarship
Marlene Lichty
Western Branch High School

Pete Mills Memorial Scholarship
Taylor Wolf
Woodrow Wilson High School

Portsmouth Sports Foundation Scholarships
Dominique Bazemore
Alliance Christian School

J. Herbert Simpson
2010 Sports Person of the Year

Robert T. Williams

Bob Williams has been an ardent sponsor of sports in Portsmouth.  He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he lettered in football and baseball and has been a supporter of UVA Athletics for over 40 years.

Bob came to Portsmouth in 1966 as finance director. He immediately became active in the Churchland community with his son Steve and daughter Cindy.  As City Manager, he assisted the community in improving the Churchland Pony League field. In fact, one year it poured down rain and the field was under water. Somehow a helicopter showed up and dried the field enough to play. It was alleged that Bob sent it.

In 1982, after the tragic loss of his son Steve, Bob created a foundation in his honor with the help of Steve’s classmates. Over the years, he has provided numerous scholarships to outstanding student athletes at Churchland High School. He fulfilled his dream of providing the community with a permanent gift, in honor of Steve, by building an indoor baseball facility at the school. Now completed, it is a $170,000 dollar state of the art facility, fully equipped, measuring 60’ X 100’ x 23’.

Bob is currently serving as Vice Chairman on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. He has served in this capacity for the last two (2) years. Bob has been very involved with the Hall of Fame and very supportive of its mission. Bob is responsible for several creative endeavors and if the Hall of Fame is successful in accomplishing them, then the Hall of Fame’s future will be greatly enhanced. In another year and a half, Bob will begin serving a three (3) year term as Chairman of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and the Hall of Fame will greatly benefit through Bob’s leadership as chairman.