April 28, 2004
Locklear, Howes take home Catawba's top athletic award honorsSALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College has announced its 2003-04 athletic award winners. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at Keppel Auditorium on Wednesday, April 28. Heading the list of award winners were Danyel Locklear and Jesse Howes, who were awarded the Lomax and Kirkland Awards for the top female and male senior athletes, and Erin Naumann and Scott Searles, who were given the Wurster Awards for team leadership. Locklear, a women’s basketball player from Pembroke, NC, was named the Lomax Award winner. She set numerous Lady Indians records, including most career points with 1,838. She finished second in rebounding and was a three-time All-South Atlantic Conference selection. In 2004 Locklear was named the league Player of the Year, helping Catawba to its third title during her career. Howes, a cross country performer from Huntington, MA, earned the Kirkland Award. He was a four-year runner for the Tribe, earning All-SAC and All-Region honors three times. He was named SAC Freshman of the Year in 2000 as he qualified as an individual for the NCAA II National Championships. Naumann, a volleyball player from Cave Creek, AZ, and Searles, a baseball player from Boston, MA, were the recipients of the Wurster Awards for leadership. Naumann was a team captain and was cited for her acceptance of the role of a defensive position (the libero) although she could have been one of the team’s top hitters. Searles suffered through injuries for most of his career, but loved to play the game. Missed the entire 2002 season with a shoulder injury and battled back form a knee injury in 2003 to finish the season. Other top awards went to senior football player Cole Beane, of Dallas, NC, who was the recipient of the Darris Morris “Ironhorse” Comeback Player of the Year Award. and men’s soccer coach Craig Turnbull, who earned the Suther Coaches Award. Beane fought back from an ankle injury suffered early in the 2002 season and earned All-SAC and All-America honors as an offensive lineman in 2003. Turnbull guided the men’s soccer team to a South Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship in 2003. The team posted a 14-5-1 record, the most wins since a 14-5-2 campaign in 1995. The Student Athletic Advisory Council awards for the top GPA for senior athletes went to Emilee Rangel (Millersburg, OH) for the women and Jeff Boyles (Pinnacle, NC) for the men. Rangel, a student athletic trainer holds a 3.98 GPA, while Boyles has a 3.89 GPA and is majoring in physical education. The team award went to the volleyball team with a team GPA of 3.43. The awards for team MVPs went to: Matt Baker (Baseball), Duke Phipps (Men's Basketball), Danyel Locklear (Women's Basketball), Rori Godsey and Ryan Willis (Cross Country), Lauren Weitzel (Field Hockey), Luke Samples (Football), Steven Harvey (Men’s Golf), Paige Haverty (Women’s Golf), Team MVP (Lacrosse), Brennan Regner and Ross Hudgins (Men's Soccer), Stephanie Morey (Women's Soccer), Lindsay Ettinger (Softball), Erin Hyde (Swimming), Eric Noll (Men's Tennis), Hope Miller (Volleyball), Ashleigh Ervin and Candace Williams (Cheerleading), Becky Goodman (Athletic Training), and Sean Fox (Sports Information). #######
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Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic
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Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58
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Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 6 p.m.
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