HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-For the third straight year and fourth time in five years, a basketball player was awarded the Gammon Cup, given to the member of the graduating class who has best served the College and whose character, scholarship, and athletic ability are deemed to be outstanding. Guilherme Guimaraes (Ribeirao Preto, Brazil/Miller School) was named the 2018 recipient following his strong four years at the College.
"It is a deserving honor for Gui to be awarded the prestigious Gammon Cup," commented head basketball coach Dee Vick. "Gui has been an exemplary leader since the day he stepped on campus. He excelled academically and athletically by focusing his energy and making the necessary sacrifices to excel."
On the court, Guimaraes was a four year contributor to the hoops team, averaging career numbers of 6.8 points- and 4.7 rebounds-per-game while starting in 63 of his 95 appearances. Impressively, he shot 51.8 percent from the floor, including a career-best 58.0 percent as a sophomore in 2015-16.
Guimaraes was also a four-year Academic All-ODAC member, while graduating with a degree in chemsitry, boasting a 3.9219 GPA. He was also an active member on campus.
"Gui embodies gratitude as well as any young graduate I have had the privilege of coaching," Vick added. "Gui will be missed; however, his legacy of competing on every play and giving everything he had to the team during practice and games will live on. Gui's determination and desire to be great will continue to serve him well in life after college and we look forward to following his success."