Grove City College honored senior women's track and field standout Emma Vezzosi, Leonardtown, Md., and senior football player Vinny LePre, Pine Grove, Pa., as its 2022-23 Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year, respectively.
Vezzosi and LePre earned the prestigious honor Sunday evening at the College's Athletic Award Celebration, held in Pew Fine Arts Center.
A three-year letterwinner in track and field, Vezzosi owns eight school records and ranks among Grove City's all-time leader in several other events.
She holds Grove City's outdoor record in the 200 meters (25.95 seconds) and heptathlon (4,205 points) while also ranking second in the 100-meter dash (12.48) and long jump (18-1/2
Vezzosi currently ranks fifth in the Mid-Atlantic region in the heptathlon. She also owns Grove City's indoor pentathlon record with 2,937 points.
At the 2023 Presidents' Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, Vezzosi set school records in the 60 meters (7.86), 60-meter hurdles (9.28), 200 meters (26.38) and long jump (17-11) while earning a meet-best 34 points. She won the 60 dash while also taking second in the 60 hurdles and long jump.
In 2022, Vezzosi helped Grove City to the indoor conference championship by winning the 60 and 200. She then won the 100 and 200 at the 2022 outdoor championships, helping lead the Wolverines to the team title.
Vezzosi also earned two letters in women's basketball at Grove City. As a freshman, she helped the Wolverines to the 2020 conference title and a berth in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
A four-year starter at offensive guard for Grove City, LePre earned American Football Coaches Association Division III All-America honors following the 2022 season. He also earned D3football.com All-Region honors and All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) distinction last fall after helping Grove City finish 8-3 while earning its fourth straight ECAC bowl victory.
In 2021, LePre earned All-Region and All-ECAC recognition, along with the second of his three First Team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference citations.
LePre served as a team co-captain for Grove City in 2022 and has been again selected as a team co-captain by his teammates for the upcoming 2023 season, as he will use his remaining year of eligibility.
The College Sports Communicators (CSC) have honored LePre as an Academic All-District honoree in each of the last three seasons. He has also been named to the Dean's List and the Presidents' Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Grove City first awarded its Sportsperson of the Year award in 1948. In 1982, the College split the award into Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year.