A November 29 story appeared on My Eastern Shore MD about how Coach Nugent and the Shoremen of Washington College were honored at the National Sportsmanship Awards for their role in the 2012 Bullets Senior Day game where Cory Weissman scored the sole point of his basketball career. The inspirational story of Cory Weissman will be featured in the upcoming film, 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story.
From My Eastern Shore MD:
The sportsmanship that coach Rob Nugent and his Washington College basketball players demonstrated last season at Gettysburg – on the Bullets' Senior Day – is a reminder that winning goes beyond the scoreboard. Nugent and his 2011-12 Shoremen were saluted earlier this month at the National Sportsmanship Awards. Sal Schittino and Adam Naymick, seniors on last year's club, accepted the award for their coach and teammates.
The Shoremen and Nugent were recognized for their role in the inspirational story of Cory Weissman, a Gettysburg player who suffered a stroke as a freshman and returned to score his only point as a collegian in his final home game. It was Feb. 11, 2012, and Gettysburg's opponent was Washington.
While Weissman had worked hard to return to the court in the years following his stroke and remained a part of the team, he had not been medically cleared for full contact. Nugent and Gettysburg head coach George Petrie agreed on a plan to start Weissman on Senior Day. He was announced as a starter before the game, to loud applause from all fans and from both team benches.