Senior Simon Whiteman of Trumbull has been honored with one of Yale University's highest undergraduate accolades. Whiteman is the recipient of the Francis Gordon Brown Prize.

The award, selected by the Committee on Honors and Academic Standing from nominees in the junior class at the end of each academic year, goes to the student in Yale College: “Who most closely approaches the standards of intellectual ability, high manhood, capacity for leadership, and service to the University set by Francis Gordon Brown."

Whiteman who is captain of the Yale baseball team, received the award at Mory's on Dec. 10.

Past recipients of the award include former U.S. President George H.W. Bush '48 and Trumbull native Keith Bond '16.

Brown, a 1901 Yale graduate and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, captained Yale's 1900 "Team of the Century" to a 12-0 record and a national championship. He passed away just 10 years after graduating.