DAHLONEGA, Ga. – On Tuesday, Mar. 12, the University of North Georgia Department of Athletics recognized Dr. Robb Sinn, a professor in the mathematics department, as the "2012-13 Outstanding Professor" at the Saints' home softball doubleheader against Belmont Abbey.
Dr. Sinn, who makes a point of attending many home events of all types cheering on the Saints, was recognized for making the classroom a fun learning environment where students and student-athletes alike look forward to going every day and for his outstanding teaching methods.
"Each year the entire student-athlete body nominates a professor(s) that has profoundly impacted their experiences while at North Georgia," stated Director of Athletics Lindsay Reeves. "We would like to congratulate and thank Robb Sinn for everything he has done for North Georgia and especially our student-athletes. He is very deserving of 2012-13 Outstanding Professor Award!"
Prior to the game, three student-athletes – baseball player Tremayne Toorie, women's basketball player Mimi Hill and softball player Katie Garrett – presented Dr. Sinn with a commemorative picture frame in a small ceremony. Each signed the commemorative frame with a message to Dr. Sinn about why he deserved the award.
A sophomore baseball player, Toorie stated, “Congratulations on the Outstanding Professor Award! You truly deserve this recognition without a doubt. The way you bring positive energy into your classes is amazing. I looked forward to coming to your class every time. Stay Awesome!”
Hill, a junior transfer on the women's basketball team, told Dr. Sinn, "Congratulations on being the outstanding professor of the year! You definitely deserve it for your outstanding teaching ability and your generous acts of kindness that you give to all students. You definitely know how to keep your students entertained and eager to learn. What you do brings a lot of joy to many people. Congrats!”
Garrett, a sophomore softball player, wrote, "Thank you for all the support you show to the Lady Saints! Also, thank you for being an exceptional teacher and mentor! I appreciate your efforts to not only help students excel in statistics, but to be leaders as well. Congratulations on being an outstanding professor!”