By James Howey
From the Golden Girls getting sixth at nationals to departure of the most winning women ever in Cavaliers basketball, the college’s athletes descended on Yardley Hall Wednesday night for the athletics award ceremony to reflect on the year that was very memorable for the athletes at the college. Former cross country runner Francis Gibson was the night’s guest speaker. Francis reflected on her time at the college and how much going to a junior college can help student athletes. Francis will graduate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School next month and is one of the best runners in college history.
A special ‘thank you’ took place toward the end of the ceremony to honor head golf coach Lafayette Norwood and head tennis coach Glen Moser. Both have spent over 30 years at the college and have left great legacies behind. The final awards of the night were the academic athletes of the Year and outstanding athletes of the year awards for both male and female athletes. Maggie Hornick, thrower on the track team, and Landon Shupe, of the soccer team, both claimed the academic award. Volleyball player Preecy Seever and baseball player Aaron Schnurbusch received the athlete of the year awards.
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