Eastern students receive Larry Stone award at 47th Annual Athletic Awards Reception


Hannah Truitt (left) and Kylar Robertson (right) recieve this year's Larry Stone Awards.
WILBURTON (May 5, 2015) – Eastern Oklahoma State College sophomores Hannah Truitt and Kylar Robertson are this year’s recipients of the Larry Stone Award.

Stone was a popular football and basketball player at Eastern in the 1960s and was known for his commitment to his team and selflessness. He was killed while serving his country on a patrol in Vietnam.

Since 1967, Eastern alumni and friends have gathered at the college to present the award to a male and female student athlete who exemplify the same characteristics as Stone. Both recipients embody the spirit of teamwork, citizenship, selflessness, determination and excel in their scholarly efforts as well as athletics.

Truitt is a sophomore speech and drama major from Wilburton, OK. She has been a member of the cheer squad for the past two years and was a team captain this year. She has appeared in several theater productions at Eastern and received an Irene Ryan nomination for her role in “Hedda Gabler.” She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society and has been named to Who’s Who Among College Students. Hannah has volunteered to read to students in the local elementary school and the Head Start program. Truitt will graduate this spring with a 3.74 grade point average and will pursue her bachelor’s degree at Northeastern State University in the fall.

Robertson is a sophomore from Sand Springs, OK and is a catcher for the baseball team. After knee surgery caused him to miss the entire season his first year here, Robertson came back to lead the team and region in homeruns the next year and earned All-Conference honors. He is on pace to earn the same honor this year. Because of his unselfishness and team minded concept, he was chosen to be a team captain this year. Robertson is a general studies major with a 3.36 grade point average and has also served the past two years as a residential assistant.

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