Hartford, Conn. - Women's basketball and women's track and field senior Peace Kabari (Manchester, N.H.) has received the 2020 Trinity Club of Hartford Trophy as the Trinity College Senior Female Athlete of the Year. With the cancellation of Trinity's annual Athletic Awards Ceremony, we are celebrating those considered for these awards virtually over the next two weeks. Kabari was chosen from an impressive list of seven nominees for the 2020 Trinity Club of Hartford Trophy.
Endowed by the Trinity Club of Hartford, this award is comparable in every way to the McCook Trophy. The recipient is selected by vote of the same committee of faculty and captains of varsity teams. The winner must be a senior woman of good scholastic standing and with distinction in athletics. Like the McCook winner, she must have shown diligence and conscientiousness in drill, training, discipline, and dependability in practice, courtesy, self-control, uprightness and honor.
Peace Kabari is a tri-captain and starting guard for the Trinity women's basketball team and a thrower for the Trinity women's track and field teams. She was honored as the 2019-20 NESCAC Women's Basketball Defensive Player of the Year and to the All-NESCAC Women's Basketball Second Team. Kabari shot 45.5 percent (7th in NESCAC) from the field, 31.6 percent from three-point range, and 71.2 percent from the foul line while averaging a team-high 13.0 ppg (13th in NESCAC) in her third season as a starter on the wing this winter. She led the Bantams in nearly every statistical category, including rebounding at 7.2 per game (T5th in NESCAC), assists at 2.4 per game, steals at a NESCAC-best 2.9 per game, and blocks at 0.8 per game. Kabari played in all 25 games with 22 starts, was honored as the NESCAC Player of the Week once, made the all-tournament team in the Trinity Tip-Off Tournament, and notched 27 points and seven rebounds in the NESCAC Quarterfinals this winter. In her fine career, Kabari averaged 10.7 ppg and became Trinity's 11th 1,000-point scorer with 1,050 total points (10th all-time at Trinity), while shooting 44.1 percent from the floor and 70.7 percent from the foul line. She totaled 639 rebounds (10th all-time at Trinity), 275 assists (T8th all-time at Trinity), 234 steals (4th all-time at Trinity), and 72 blocks (4th all-time at Trinity) in 98 games and 72 starts. Kabari is the only Bantam in history to amass over 1,000 points, over 600 rebounds, and over 275 assists.
Kabari was also named to the USTFCCCA New England All-Region Indoor Track and Field Team in the shot put, and Trinity finished ninth in New England at the Division III Indoor Regional Championships this winter. She set a new Trinity indoor record in the shot put with a second-place toss of 45'00.05" at the Tufts Qualifying Meet, and finished second in the 2020 New England Division III Championship Meet with a toss of 41'00.50" the week prior. Kabari earns her second USTFCCCA All-Region indoor shot put accolade in a row despite competing in just a couple of events each year while also starring on the basketball court. She has scored at championships meets nine times, winning the 2018 NESCAC and the 2019 New England Division III and New England Open titles in the shot put. She also holds Trinity's outdoor record of 49'05.75" in the event, set in her All-American runner-up finish in the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Championships, qualified for outdoor Nationals in 2018 and 2019, and added USTFCCCA All-Region honors in the shot put in 2018 and 2019 and in the discus throw in 2019. Kabari received a Robert R. Bartlett Award from the Trinity Athletic Department last spring for her work in the campus and surrounding communities last spring.
Trinity women's basketball, coached by Emily Garner (4th Season), finished the season with a 16-9 overall record and fifth in the NESCAC with a 5-5 conference mark, and qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament. Trinity women's track and field, led by Head Coach John Michael Mason (2nd season), finished ninth in the New England at the Division III Indoor Regional Championships this winter.
Trinity College Athletic Awards
2019-20 Trinity Athletic Awards Announcement Schedule
April 27 - Robert R. Bartlett Award Nominees (m, f)
April 28 - Bantam and Silver Award Nominees
April 29 - George Sheldon McCook Trophy and Trinity Club of Hartford Trophy Nominees
April 30 - Bob Harron Award and Board of Fellows Award Winners
May 1 - Susan E. Martin Award and ECAC Award Winners
May 4 - Blanket Award Winners
May 5 - Robert R. Bartlett Award Winners
May 6 - Bantam and Silver Award Winners
May 7 - George Sheldon McCook Trophy Winner
May 8 - Trinity Club of Hartford Trophy Winner