Whitney Fremeau Receives Cooney & Vellaccio Awards

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior forward Whitney Fremeau (Manchester, N.H.), a member of the Holy Cross women's basketball team, is the 2010-2011 recipient of both the John P. Cooney Memorial Award and the Samantha Vellaccio Award. The awards were presented at the 56th annual Holy Cross Varsity Club dinner, held at the Hogan Campus Center on Satruday, May 7.

The Cooney Award is presented each year to a senior letterwinner who has performed beyond all expectations with courage, loyalty and dedication. The Vellaccio Award is presented annually to the varsity women's basketball player who best exemplifies the mission of Holy Cross both on and off the court.

A two-time All-Patriot League selection, Fremeau averaged a team-best 14.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game during the 2010-2011 season, while making 41.7 percent (174 of 417) of her field goal attempts. She finished the year ranked second in the Patriot League in scoring, ninth in field goal percentage and ninth in assists. Over the course of her collegiate career, Fremeau totaled 1,093 points, 459 rebounds and 215 assists, becoming the 27th 1,000-point scorer in school history.

Off the court, she volunteered her time with the Mercy Centre and took part in Holy Cross Cares Day, the Walk to Cure Cancer and Community Reading Day.