Korin Whitcomb and Connor Strudwick were named at the Exceptional Athletes of the Year for Sturgis Significant Faculty on Thursday evening. The duo had been honored, together with quite a few other senior college student-athletes for Sturgis, at the 99th yearly Trade Club All Sports Banquet.
The event was held at the Sturges-Younger Middle for the Arts.
Sturgis Athletic Director Andy Hatt was the master of ceremonies for the night.
Whitcomb will be continuing her observe and field career with Michigan State College. Strudwick will proceed his soccer taking part in occupation as a most well-liked walk-on at the College of Tulsa.
Possibility Stewart, existing varsity soccer mentor and 2014 graduate who was also named Superb Athlete of the Yr, was the guest speaker at the occasion. He spoke to all those in attendance of accountability and being eager to hear. He made available tips to the seniors in the home to be authentic with folks and be willing to do the tricky factors in lifetime for the reason that adversity is prevalent.
There were being only two three-activity athletes regarded. This essential participating in a sport in all a few seasons in the course of their four yrs of large faculty. Whitcomb and Matt Toner ended up regarded for this award.
Toner, prior to the event obtaining commenced, also received a particular honor. He was formally given his acceptance to the United States Military services Academy West Stage, which carries a sizeable emphasis on education and learning.
Toner was then 1 of 10 Trojans acknowledged as Scholar-Athlete award winners. Necessities for this recognition carry at least a 3. GPA and six varsity letters through their time at Sturgis. These honored, alongside with Toner and Whitcomb, were being Annabella Bressler, Charles Frost, Hayden Goodman, Juliette Schroeder, Katie Strawser, Strudwick, Tina Tran and Matt Wynes.
Jeff Mohney of Ayres-Oak Insurance coverage was also in attendance. He handed out the Harry Paul Memorial Scholarship awards, which have been $500 each and every to a faculty-bound senior that was appointed by a coach for the award and carried at least a 3. GPA. Toner and Schroeder ended up picked for the award.
Finishing 2nd for Excellent Athletes of the Calendar year ended up Strawser and Toner. Schroeder and Wynes had been selected 3rd in voting for the awards.
This short article initially appeared on Sturgis Journal: Student-athletes honored at Exchange Club banquet