Surdick Gains Army’s Highest Athletic Achievement
After an outstanding four-year career on the men's lacrosse team, Johnny Surdick was honored with the United States Military Academy's most prestigious athletic honor as he was presented with the Army Athletic Association Award. The AAA trophy is awarded annually to the male and female cadet-athletes who display the "most valuable service to intercollegiate athletics during a career as a cadet." This year marks the 115th anniversary of the AAA Award, which was first presented to football's Horatio Hackett in 1904. Abby Halbrook of the cross country and track and field team is the women's recipient of the AAA Award. Surdick is the fourth men's lacrosse only athlete to achieve this honor and first defensemen. Among Cadets who played football and lacrosse, he is the sixth AAA winner and third defensemen. He is the third men's lacrosse AAA Award recipient in nine years. Read more.