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Mico, UWI share top honours at Intercol awards

Published:Sunday | May 10, 2015 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham
Tudiann Green, captain of Mico University College's intermediate league netball team, receiving the team's winning trophy from Ambassador Burchell Whiteman, president of the University of Technology (UTech). The presentation took place at UTech last Thursday during the Jamaica Intercollegiate Sports Association awards ceremony.

MICO University College and the University of West Indies were the toast of last Thursday night's Jamaica Intercollegiate Sports Association awards ceremony held at the University of Technology (UTech).

Both institutions walked away with six awards won during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Mico showed improvement over the previous year when they earned five awards. The institution was dominant in football. They won the female title, men's Division One league, and knockout titles. They also topped the intermediate netball league, Rugby 13s, and 50 overs cricket.

The University of the West Indies had success in women's basketball and tennis, while the men's teams were successful in T20 cricket, tennis, hockey, and women's table tennis.

UTech and G.C. Foster College tied with five awards each. UTech's biggest prize came in track and field as they won both male and female titles. They also topped men's table tennis, women's hockey, and cheerleading.

G.C. Foster were victorious in netball, taking the senior women's open rally and the league and men's volleyball, Division One basketball and Rugby 9s.

Northern Caribbean University were best in badminton, taking the male and female titles.

College of Agriculture Science and Education were champions in Junior League Netball and top rural female team in track and field, while Knox Community College won the Division 11 Male Football with Moneague Community College winning Division Two Male Basketball.

Individual awards went to University of Technology's Elaine Thompson, who pocketed the prize for being the top local female athlete following the world leading 10.92 seconds she clocked in winning the 100 metres title at the NCB Intercollegiate Track and Field Championships. The male award went to rugby player Antonio Baker of Mico University College.

The international male student award went to track athlete Hugh Graham Jr, who runs the 400 metres for the University of Florida, while the female awardee was Toni-Ann Williams of the University of California, Berkley, for her achievements in gymnastics.

Treasurer of intercollegiate Sports UTech's Valdimir Wallace walked away with the President's Award for his outstanding administrative work in intercollegiate sports. Wallace is the chairman for volleyball competition.

Among the special guests at the awards ceremony were Custos of St Andrew Donna Parchment Brown; president of the Jamaica Olympic Association Mike Fennell; and Dave Cameron, president of the West Indies Cricket Board, who was the guest speaker at the function.