May 6, 2014
Toole and Zubillaga Earn Catawba's Top Athlete Awards for 2013-14
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba College has announced its 2013-14 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, May 6. Heading the list of award winners were Anna Toole and Julio Zubillaga, who were awarded the Lomax and Kirkland Awards for the top male and female senior athletes, and Mallary Clay and Mario Parisi, who were given the Wurster Awards for team leadership.
Toole, a soccer player from Greenville, SC, was named the Lomax Award winner. She was a three-time All-South Atlantic Conference selection and made All-Region honors in 2012. As a defender, Toole helped the defense to 25 shutouts over her 73 matches..
Zubillaga, of China Grove, NC, is a four-year starter in baseball, helping Catawba to three SAC Championships. He has been named All-SAC and All-Region and in 2012 was the Southeast Region MVP as he helped Catawba to the World Series. He has collected 217 career hits and was a four-time Gold Glove winner at second base.
Clay, a basketball player from Lansing, NC, and Parisi, a baseball player from Shirley, NY, were the recipients of the Wurster Awards for leadership and a team-before-self attitude. Volleyball’s Anna Logan, of Yadkinville, NC, was given the Darris Morris Iron Horse Award for overcoming two serious knee injuries.
Kyle Griewisch, of Banner Elk, NC, Olivia Myers, of Lexington, NC, and Toole, were the recipients of the SAAC Award for the highest cumulative GPA’s for seniors. Griewisch, an environmental education major that played men’s soccer, posted a 3.81 grade point average. Myers, who played tennis and ran cross country, had a 3.98 GPA while majoring in biology. Toole, an elementary education major, also had a 3.98 GPA. The women’s tennis team took the team award with a 3.38 GPA.
The awards for team MVPs went to: Craig Brooks (Baseball), Tyrece Little (Men's Basketball), Chloe Bully (Women's Basketball), Erica Boles and Matt Jordan-Steele (Cross Country), Nate Charest (Football), Matt Hardman (Men’s Golf), Madison Kennedy (Women’s Golf), Tyler Ulrich (Men’s Lacrosse), Ebony Mills (Women’s Lacrosse), Domhnall Minogue (Men's Soccer), Anna Toole (Women's Soccer), Carley Tysinger (Softball), Anna Barnes (Women’s Swimming), Finn Furstenwerth and Jevgenij Gamper (Men’s Swimming), Pierce Hoover (Men's Tennis), Liz Renteria (Women's Tennis), Kaytee Frabota (Volleyball), Spencer Ann Bowden (Cheerleading), Luke McCarthy (Athletic Training) and Duane Beckley (Sports Information).
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