June 1, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - Pat Carroll and Courtney Huff have been named the recipients of the Class of 1950 Award given to the top graduating male and female senior athletes at Saint Joseph's University. The Award was presented at the Undergraduate Award Ceremony on Friday, May 13, which was held in conjunction with University's commencement exercises.
A three-year starter on the Hawk men's basketball team, Carroll was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America after leading the Hawks in scoring with 18.3 points per game. He was named to the All-District Teams by both the USBWA and the NABC, and was the Most Outstanding Player of the Atlantic 10 Championship. The three-time All-Conference performer was also chosen as the Most Valuable Player in the A-10 and Philadelphia Big 5. He owns the school records for career 3-point field goals (294), 3-point percentage (44.5) and 3-point attempts (661), while setting the single-season marks this year for 3-pointers (135) and attempts (311). The Hawks reached the postseason in each of his four seasons, posting a perfect regular season and reaching the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament as a junior and advancing to the NIT Championship game as a senior.
A two-sport standout, Huff starred between the pipes captaining both the field hockey and lacrosse teams for the Hawks. In field hockey she was a two-year starter and was recognized as the team's MVP in 2003 when she ranked among the NCAA leaders in saves and save percentage. She holds the SJU single game record for saves and also stands among the program's career leaders in saves and shutouts. An All-Atlantic 10 choice in lacrosse in 2004 when she led the Atlantic 10 and ranked among the national leaders in goals against average and save percentage, she was recognized as the team MVP three times. She ranks as the program's career leader in victories, while ranking second in career saves and GAA.
Standouts in the classroom, Carroll, an information systems major, and Huff, a food marketing major, were named to both the SJU Athletic Director's and A-10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls during their careers.