The Colby-Sawyer Award is given to the senior who, in the opinion of the faculty, best exemplifies the ideals of the college in personal dignity, intellectual growth, contribution to campus life and constructive influence on other students.
Troy Cappos, an athletic training major from Peabody, Mass., distinguished himself as a student with intellectual curiosity, leadership skills both inside and outside the classroom and a commitment to his own personal and professional growth. Through his natural ability to lead, motivate and support his classmates, Troy made noteworthy contributions to his peers, his program and the campus community.
As a student, Troy actively pursued experiences that would challenge him and test his knowledge. He is a reflective listener who gave freely of his time and expertise in the clinical setting. He served as a lab monitor, teaching assistant and resource to his fellow students. In the spring of 2021, Troy actively pursued opportunities to intern with an NCAA Division I institution, ultimately securing a summer internship with the University of Florida. That internship of more than 200 hours was in addition to the five 100-400-hour clinical experiences he completed for his major. As a result, Troy is graduating with well over 1,400 clinical hours, almost double the athletic training graduation minimum.
In addition to his scholarship and leadership in the classroom, Troy was a two-year member of the men’s track and field team, and he played men’s club rugby, serving as captain during his senior year. He was also a member of the Presidential Blue Key Society and the Exercise and Sport Sciences Club, and he served as the vice president of the Athletic Training Club.
Upon graduation, Troy will sit for the Athletic Training Board of Certification exam. He hopes to work as an athletic trainer somewhere in New England.