TACOMA, Wash. – The night was filled with cheers and applause as the Puget Sound Athletics Department hosted its 28th annual All-Sports Celebration. Former Logger baseball player Olin Wick returned to campus to serve as the Master of Ceremonies and deliver a keynote address.
Puget Sound President Ron Thomas, Associate Vice President George Mills, Academic Vice President Kris Bartanen, members of the campus community, member of the Logger Club, and the entire athletics staff were in attendance to celebrate the 2012-13 athletic seasons and the completion of the Drive for 125.
The annual celebration also included the announcement of the annual student-athlete awards. The Ben Cheney Award for the male student-athlete of the year went to record-breaking receiver Adam Kniffin. The Alice Bond Award for the top female student-athlete went to First Team All-American volleyball player Jackie Harvey.
Ava Williams and Max Cohen were celebrated as the graduating female and male student-athletes with the highest GPA. The women's tennis team also won the Phil & Gwen Phibbs Award for having the highest team GPA this year.
Junior football player Trevor Horn and junior volleyball player Jenni Brehove were this year’s recipients of the Tim McDonough Award. The crew team’s Mason “Kama” Chock took home the Paul & Helen Perdue Award. Basketball player Kelsey McKinnis and swimmer Ann Barrington were announced as the female co-recipients of the Perdue Award.
The John Heinrick Award for the most inspirational student-athletes went to two-sport athlete (football and basketball) Ryan Rogers and tennis player Maddie Thiesse. The most improved student-athletes and the winners of Dill Howell Award were runner Matt Klein and swimmer Jessica Jaynes.
Baseball player Lucas Stone was this year’s winner of the Harry Werbiski Award for scholarship, skill, and determination. Volleyball player Christina Chun took home the Roberta Wilson Award for scholarship, skill, and determination.
The Richard Ulrich Award for leadership went to two males and two females this year. Football player Nasser Kyobe and soccer player/SAAC president Chirs McDonald took home the award on the men’s side, while soccer player Kylie Beeson and coxswain Annika LaVoie were the female winners.
The Logger swimming teams won the Logger Team Spirit Award for the first time in the award’s brief history.
To conclude the night, the Loggers started a brand new tradition. The four-year letterwinners from each team were presented their four-year awards. Seniors who have used all their eligibility at Puget Sound are always presented with a blanket at the end of their senior year. For the first time, all seniors enjoyed this tradition together at the All-Sports Celebration.
For descriptions of the awards and its past winners, please visit Logger Athletics Awards Page.