A s the school year comes to an end, the 1,500-plus members of the University of Colorado's collegiate sport clubs have hung up their skates and jerseys.

And CU Recreation Services and the Collegiate Sports Club board members recognized the hard work, dedication and success of these student-athletes this week at the ninth annual Leadership and Awards Banquet.

The banquet, held Tuesday at the University Memorial Center, included a buffet dinner, slide show and award presentation by Collegiate Sport Clubs coordinators Patty McConnell and Kris Schoech.

The women's rugby team picked up two awards -- head coach Jim Stebbins earned the Coach of the Year honor and senior Lauren Daly received the Female Athlete of the Year award. Phil Kelly, an assistant coach with the men's rugby team for the past 23 years, was recognized as Honorary Coach of the Year.

Ashley Abrams of the women's hockey team and Tyler DeWitt of the men's crew team were recognized for their leadership, commitment and dedication to their team with the female and male Sportsperson of the Year award.

Adam Coy, who played a crucial role in the triathlon team's national championship win just a few weeks ago, earned the Male Athlete of the Year award.


Patty McConnell also recognized the women's volleyball team for its outstanding organization and attention to detail in all aspects of running the club with the Club of the Year Award.

CU club sports teams brought home two national championships -- in freestyle skiing and triathlon -- and a handful of regional championships. A few teams are still completing their seasons.