April 7, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -Vanderbilt senior Rebecca Silinski received the A.D. Hancock - Walter Nipper Basketball Sportsmanship Award on Wednesday at Swett's Restaurant.
The award is presented annually to a player from each of the Davidson County college teams that best displays outstanding sportsmanship qualities.
The award is named after two long-time members of the Nashville City Civitan Club: A.D. Hancock, a high respected educator, and Walter Nipper, owner of Nashville Sporting Goods, who contributed much to the Nashville community.
Former Commodore Jessica Mooney received the award last year.
A native of Birmingham, Ala., Silinski was selected as Vanderbilt's female nominee for the Brad Davis Community Service Post-Graduate Scholarship on April 1 and was also a member of the 2011 SEC Women's Basketball Community Service Team.
The A.D. Hancock - Walter Nipper Basketball Sportsmanship Award is presented by the Nashville City Civitan Club, which is a local organization that volunteers with community outreach groups such as the Salvation Army, Big Brothers & Big Sisters and the Special Olympics.