SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. - Seth Pinnoo has been named the male recipient of the 2019-20 Ronald "Bud" Cooper Coaches Trophy, as voted on by the LSSU head coaches.
The Ronald "Bud" Cooper Trophy is "awarded annually to a male athlete, who in the opinion of the coaches, has displayed outstanding qualities of citizenship, leadership, active campus participation, and has contributed significantly to the athletic program."
Pinnoo, a geology major from St. Clair, Mich., was set to enter his junior season of play as a member of the men's tennis team before the season was cancelled due to COVID-19. In his career, Pinnoo has posted a 6-6 record in singles play and a 5-5 record in doubles competition.
A leader by example, Pinnoo is an excellent example of what a student-athlete should be. Pinnoo is a very hard worker at practice and is always one of the first to arrive among his teammates. He exudes a strong work ethic and a great attitude that carries through the rest of the team on the court.
Academically, Pinnoo has been a top student at Lake Superior State as he holds a 4.0 grade point average. The geology major works extremely hard to maintain his perfect academic record but also acts as a mentor to his younger teammates by helping them through their classes.
Pinnoo has also been an active member of the community in Sault Ste. Marie as he has taken part in numerous volunteer opportunities The junior has been the tennis team's most frequent volunteer in university and community events.
This year's male nominees for the Ronald "Bud" Cooper Coaches Trophy included Isaac Lennox (golf) and Collin Saccoman (hockey).
Visit lssulakers.com on Friday, May 1 to find out the recipient of the 2019-20 Ronald "Bud" Cooper Coaches Trophy (Female).
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