Jan. 24, 2007
COMMACK, N.Y. - The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum was pleased to announce the 2007 recipients of The Marty Glickman Outstanding Jewish Scholastic Athletes of the Year, which are given to the top male and female scholar athletes. The recipients are both soccer players, Harvard senior Charles Altchek and University of North Carolina sophomore Yael Averbuch.
Yael Averbuch, Soccer Buzz National Player of the Year, is a midfielder on the UNC 2006 National Champion women's soccer squad, was a consensus first-team All-America choice this season as she finished the year as Carolina's second leading scorer with 39 points on 16 goals and seven assists. "We are thrilled to be honoring Yael and Charles, two outstanding examples of scholar-athletes," said Lynne Kramer, Chairman of the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
The pair will be honored at the 15th Annual National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum Induction Ceremonies, being held on Sunday, April 29, 2007, starting at 10:30a.m. at The Suffolk Y JCC in Commack, N.Y. For more information, please call (631) 462-9800 ext. 119 or 125.
The Suffolk Y JCC is an agency of the UJA Federation and affiliated with the JCC Association. Additional funding is provided by The United Way of Long Island and The Townwide Fund of Huntington.
Yael Averbuch is congratulated after one of her 17 goals in 2006, a figure which led UNC's NCAA championship squad.