Coleman Lew Leadership Awards Announced
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Coleman Lew & Associates, Inc., a national executive search firm, and the Southern Conference, the nation’s fifth oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association, announced the selection of 21 student athletes as recipients of the third annual Coleman Lew Award.
The award recognizes scholar-athletes from each of the Southern Conference’s 11 member institutions. Coaches, faculty athletic representatives and senior woman administrators nominate prospective candidates based on leadership, academic excellence and athletic achievement in both the college environment and the community. Athletic directors and representatives from Coleman Lew & Associates conducted one-on-one interviews with the finalists before determining the award recipients.
Huxtable, a junior member of the Eagles women’s tennis team has excelled both in and out of the classroom. The team’s co-captain amassed five wins in 2008 and helped GSU to one of its most successful seasons in recent history with an 11-11 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the SoCon Tournament. Huxtable, an Early Childhood Education major, was recently named to the Southern Conference All-Academic Team after maintaining a 3.48 grade point average.
King, a member of the GSU baseball team played an integral role for the Eagles. The junior outfielder finished the season with a .317 batting average appearing in 26 games. He concluded the 2008 season with a .466 on base percentage. King’s performance in the classroom was equally as impressive, as the Finance major maintained a 4.0 grade point average during the 2007-08 academic year.
According to Kenneth D.Carrick, Jr., partner-managing director, “Our firm, as an education partner with the Southern Conference, is proud to present the Coleman Lew Leadership Award to these outstanding student-athletes. These individuals represent the best in academic performance, athletic skill and leadership ability.”
The Southern Conference Commissioner, John Iamarino said, “We are proud to once again work with Coleman Lew & Associates to recognize the bright young leaders of tomorrow who populate Southern Conference teams. These young men and women represent the leadership qualities that all collegiate institutions strive to instill in their students.”
Recipients will be recognized at the Southern Conference Honors Dinner tomorrow evening at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Hilton Head, S.C.
The 2008 Coleman Lew & Associates Leadership Award recipients are:
Name (Institution) Sport Academic Major
Mark Sturgis (Appalachian State) Track & Field Health Promotions
Charissa Clearman (Appalachian State) Volleyball Communications/Public Relations
Russell (Trey) Thomas (The Citadel) Baseball Business Administration
Christopher Lietzow (
Sarah Moye (
Cameron Griffin (Davidson) Soccer Economics
Mercedes Robinson (Davidson) Basketball Psychology
Will Mason (Elon) Soccer International Studies
Stefanie Meyers (Elon) Volleyball Broadcast Communications
Rob Victor (Furman) Soccer Accounting
Kate Myatt (Furman) Soccer Economics/Urban Studies
Jonathan King (
Shea Huxtable (
Joseph Sheffield (UNC
Kaitlyn Nortz (UNC
Zach Farrell (
Rachel Norris (
David Gift (
Mollie Fowler (
Seth Goldwire (Wofford) Football Economics
Cayley Wetzig (Wofford) Tennis Business Economics
Coleman Lew & Associates, Inc., founded in 1979, is a retained executive search firm that recruits board members, officers and senior level executives for a diverse group of national and international companies. Member of the AESC. www.colemanlew.com.
SOURCES: Coleman Lew & Associates and the Southern Conference
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Tuesday, 27 May 2008 00:11