April 26, 2012
Carly Holloway from women's tennis and Traci Robertson from water polo have been selected as the latest Leo Dufort Student Athletes of the Month, representing March. The pair each had strong spring seasons, and have also shined off the field of play.
A sophomore from Willoughby, Ohio, Holloway went 4-2 in MAAC play and won nine matches over the course of the school year. An Economics major, Holloway carries a 2.99 cumulative GPA, and spends much of her time away from Siena volunteering at the Inner City Tennis Clinic, where she's taught the sport to underprivileged children the past two summers.
Meanwhile, Robertson had a head-turning senior season for Siena water polo. The senior from Santee, Calif., led Siena with 69 assists and 98 points while starting all 30 games for the Saints in 2012. Additionally, she led the squad with 52 ejections drawn while adding 41 steals and 11 field blocks. Her exploits outside the pool were even more noteworthy, as she carries a 3.9 cumulative GPA in Siena's Accounting program.
The Leo Dufort Student-Athlete of the Month Award is presented nine times annually (September-May) throughout the academic year. The award recognizes exemplary achievements in both academics and athletics. The late Leo Dufort received a B.S. in marketing and management from Siena in August of 1977. His entire academic career was completed on a part-time basis beginning in the spring of 1961, as a married adult while at the same time raising five children. He passed away suddenly of a heart attack while cross country skiing in February of 1993. His wife Jeanine wanted to do something to immortalize his memory. The original plaque was donated to athletics and the department began the Leo Dufort Student-Athlete of the Month Award to help carry out his legacy. Dufort graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1954, was a Navy Veteran (USS Bennington) who worked for JL Hammett Co. at the time of his death.