BALTIMORE, Md. – Dwayne Morton (Baltimore, Md./Waynesville [Mo.]), a member of the Goucher College men's basketball team, has been named the Ruth Baird Thompson '31 Male Award winner.
The Ruth Baird Thompson '31 Award was established in 2002 and presented annually to one or more students who have demonstrated academic excellence and sportsmanship in an athletic endeavor, through their participation in Goucher's sports, dance and/or equestrian programs.
"Dwayne's success of achieving over 1,000 points on the court over your four-year career as well as maintaining a 3.2 grade point average shows your true reflection of your commitment to be a Goucher student-athlete," said head coach Tom Rose.
A psychology major, Morton was named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor this year. On the court, he joined some of the Goucher hardwood greats when he scored his 1,000th career point against Susquehanna on February 1 to become the 10th player in program history to reach the milestone and the first player in nearly 13 years. He appeared in 24 games including 23 starts and paced the team with 14.8 points per game. Morton registered 19 double-figure point games with four 20-point performances and back-to-back 30-point outputs including a career-high 37 points against Cairn on December 30. The senior also wrapped up his standout home career with 25 points to earn the win in his last game at the Decker Sports and Recreation Center on February 22.
"I think some of the qualities that I have that goes into this award is being determined on and off the court and in the classroom," said Morton. "I think that is one of the greatest qualities that I have for this award."
For his career, Morton appeared in 96 games including 70 starts and finished ninth in program history with 1,119 points. He averaged 11.7 points per game in his career and registered 341 rebounds, 180 steals and 105 steals in his career.
Along with Morton, men's soccer senior Brandon Cohen (Redondo Beach, Calif./Redondo Union) was also nominated.