Catawba College Athletic Award Winners Announced

Catawba College has announced its 2010-11 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, May 3. Heading the list of award winners were Alexa Baird and Marty Tuohy, who were awarded the Lomax and Kir...

Catawba College has announced its 2010-11 athletic award winners for its student-athletes.  The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, May 3.  

Heading the list of award winners were Alexa Baird and Marty Tuohy, who were awarded the Lomax and Kirkland Awards for the top female and male senior athletes, and Lainey Edwards and Patrick Dennis, who were given the Wurster Awards for team leadership.

Baird, a women's soccer player Plainfield, NJ, was named the Lomax Award winner.  She was a two-time All-South Atlantic Conference and all-region performer.  A three-year standout on defense, she helped the team to 26 shutouts.   As a freshman midfielder, Baird tallied six goals with four assists.

Tuohy, of Weymouth, MA, who plays lacrosse, earned the Kirkland Award.   He was a three-time All-Deep South Conference selection and helped the team to its first-ever national ranking and the DSC Tournament title in 2011.   Tuohy was an honorable mention USILA All-American as a junior and finished his career ranked among the top five at Catawba in goals, assists and points.

Edwards, a volleyball player from Asheboro, MC, and Dennis, a football player from Durham, NC, were the recipients of the Wurster Awards for leadership.   Edwards was a team captain and described as an essential team player.   She excelled in leadership, communication and heart.   Dennis worked his way up the depth chart and was always committed to the team.   He was an outstanding student-athlete that set a great example on and off the field.

Baird and Wil Huneycutt, of Locust, NC, were the recipients of the SAAC Award for the highest cumulative GPA’s for seniors.   Baird, an elementary eduction major, posted a 3.82 grade point.   Huneycutt, a baseball player, had a 3.97 GPA while majoring in business.   The women’s tennis team took the team award with a 3.50 GPA.          

The awards for team MVPs went to: Josh Hohn (Baseball), Dominick Reid (Men's Basketball), Dana Hicks (Women's Basketball), Olivia Myers and Christian Crifasi (Cross Country), Brandon Bunn (Football), Brad Cline (Men’s Golf), Eileen Purpur (Women’s Golf), Braden Artem (Lacrosse), Carson Smith (Men's Soccer), Alexa Baird (Women's Soccer), Carly Sabat (Softball), Ashley Owens (Women’s Swimming), Mikael Karlsson (Men’s Swimming), Matthew Nicholson (Men's Tennis), Kasia Zielinski (Women's Tennis), Kaitlyn Whitmer (Volleyball), Megan Reed (Cheerleading) and Kelsey Divers and Kasia Zielinski (Athletic Training).


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Catawba College Athletic Award Winners Announced

Catawba College has announced its 2012-13 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, April 30. Heading the list of award winners were Nick Lomascolo and Jenny Young, who were awarded the Kirklan...

Catawba College has announced its 2012-13 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, April 30. Heading the list of award winners were Nick Lomascolo and Jenny Young, who were awarded the Kirkland and Lomax Awards for the top male and female senior athletes, and Eoin Duffy and Taylor May, who were given the Wurster Awards for team leadership.

Lomascolo, a baseball player from Mooresville, NC, was named the Kirkland Award winner. He was a two-time South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Year and a three-time all-conference performer. Lomascolo set school career records for wins (36) and strikeouts (377).

Young, of Roanoke, VA, who played volleyball, earned the Lomax Award. She was a two-time All-SAC selection and was named all-region in 2011. In her career, Young set Catawba records for digs in a match (55), season (769) and career (2,290).

Duffy, a soccer player from Knocknacarra, IRELAND, and May, a basketball player from China Grove, NC, were the recipients of the Wurster Awards for leadership. Duffy was cited as a team leader on and off the field, volunteering with numerous community serviceEvents. He was also voted a captain for all three years. May showed a positive attitude during her early years as she worked toward more playing time. She was always encouraging to her teammates.

Alex Macdonald, of Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND, and May, were the recipients of the SAAC Award for the highest cumulative GPA's for seniors. Macdonald, an economics and finance major that plays tennis, posted a 3.81 grade point average. May had a 3.85 GPA while majoring in exercise science. The women's tennis team took the team award with a 3.44 GPA.

The awards for team MVPs went to: Chris Dula (Baseball), Lee Martin (Men's Basketball), Elizabeth Merritt (Women's Basketball), Olivia Myers and Christian Crifasi (Cross Country), Cory Johnson (Football), Matt Hardman (Men's Golf), Madison Kennedy (Women's Golf), John Scheich (Men's Lacrosse), Bethany Davis (Women's Lacrosse), Carson Smith (Men's Soccer), Anna Toole (Women's Soccer), Carley Tysinger (Softball), Katia Kruglov (Women's Swimming), Sebastian Holmberg (Men's Swimming), Alex Macdonald (Men's Tennis), Liz Renteria (Women's Tennis), Jenny Young (Volleyball), Whitney Corriher and Elizabeth Davis (Cheerleading), Alissa Foote (Athletic Training) and Carson Brewer (Sports Information).


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