Former Navy QB Keenan Reynolds and UConn women’s basketball standout Breanna Stewart were named co-winners of the Amateur Athletic Union’s 2016 James E. Sullivan Award during a ceremony held at the New York Athletic Club in New York City.
The Sullivan Award is presented to the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States whose athletic accomplishments are complemented by qualities of leadership, character and sportsmanship. Reynolds is the first Naval Academy athlete to win the award. He finished fifth in this year’s Heisman balloting. QB Roger Staubach and RB Joe Bellino of the Naval Academy were both past recipients of the Heisman.
Reynolds thanked his family, the Navy coaching staff, his teammates, the Naval Academy Athletic Association, the Naval Academy administration, the Brigade of Midshipman and the entire Naval Academy family for all their support during his football career at Annapolis. He will be commissioned in the Navy after graduation this spring as an Ensign assigned as an Officer in Information Warfare.