Hartford, Conn. – Trinity College senior Denzel Munroe (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was awarded with the college's Robert R. Bartlett Award for excellence in athletics and devotion to campus and/or community service at the end of the year senior athletic banquet in late April. Munroe, a defensive lineman on the Bantam football team, graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in sociology and helped lead numerous organizations and community service initiatives during his four years on campus. Trinity football, coached by Jeff Devaney, finished the 2017 season with an 8-1 record and repeated as New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Champions.
Munroe appeared in eight games and finished with 10 tackles as a senior in 2017, and finished his career with 15 tackles (10 solo), two tackles for loss, and a sack in 14 games. He received the Good Human Award from Trinity Strength and Conditioning for his efforts in the weight room as a senior.
Off the field, Munroe also earned the college's Human Relations Award and the Samuel Fishzohn Community Service Award. He created and ran Trinity's compost program as well, and founded a mentoring group of high school seniors at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA). Munroe also mentored kids in the Hartford area at the Charter Oak Boxing Academy (COBA), helped organize the Cranksgiving charity bike race in Hartford, and volunteered twice a month at a food pantry at Grace Episcopal Church. A graduate of Poly Prep Country Day School, Munroe graduated from Trinity in May with a degree in sociology. He is the son of Carlos and Velvia Munroe.