May 3, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior strong safety Kent Flanders (Atlanta, Ga.), a member of the football team, has been selected as the 2007-2008 recipient of the Daniel Allen Sportsmanship Award. The award was presented at the 53rd annual Holy Cross Varsity Club dinner, held at the Hogan Campus Center on Satruday, May 3.
The Allen Award was established in 2005, and is presented to the Holy Cross varsity athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship that coach Allen exhibited throughout his life.
A four-year starter for the Crusaders, Flanders was one of the most well-liked and respected members of the team, who mentored younger players and served as a positive role model. He ranked sixth on the team with 49 tackles during the 2007 season, and finished his career with 163 total tackles, nine pass breakups, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception.
In addition, Flanders took part in Holy Cross Cares Day, and was involved in the after-school program at St. Peter-Marian Catholic in Worcester.