Dr. Len Nardone, the Athletic Director at GCC, announced the male and female Athletic Director's Award winners at the annual awards dinner held on May 13, 2005. This award is given to a male and a female athlete who has made a significant contribution to the athletic program. Tracy Obonna, a women's volleyball player, and Phil Santiago, a men's basketball player were this year's honorees.
Obonna, a sophomore from Brampton, Ontario, is a two-time 2nd team NJCAA Division II All-American as well as the Region III Player of the year. She was ranked third in the nation with a .479 hitting percentage and 13th in the country with 3.9 kills per game. She also led Genesee to a two-year record of 71-33, including a 36-16 mark in 2004.
Santiago, a sophomore from Batavia, New York, became just the seventh male player to surpass 1,000 points for his career at GCC. He was selected as the Region III Player of the Year in 2005 as well as a 3rd team NJCAA Division II All-American.