SCCC/ATS Recognizes Athletes
KSCB News - May 1, 2009 12:00 am
Seward basketball player Thiago Oliveira received a standing ovation after telling his story Friday night at the SCCC/ATS Athletic Awards Banquet. Oliveira spoke of an injury plagued freshman year, losing his scholarship, and then gaining back the scholarship and making the team as one of the team’s captains. All of the athletics teams at the college were in attendance except for the women’s tennis team who is on the way to Tuscon, Arizona for nationals. The W.A. Shuffelberger nominees going for the top GPA for a male and female athlete at the college were announced. The men’s contestants are baseball’s Corey Collins and Tanner Woods along with Ivan Michelli on the tennis team. The women’s nominees are basketball’s Karen Brown and Bailey Crandall and Fabi Wisneski from the tennis team. Crandall won the Jamie Talbert Award as voted by the players. Austin Vanderwork’s teammates voted him the Wade Johnstone Award winner in baseball. Coaches also announced where some athletes will be attending school next year who haven’t have signing ceremonies yet. Basketball’s Thijin Moses will go to Southwest Baptist and Thiago Oliveira will play at Northwestern Oklahoma. Volleyball’s Jelen Simic will go to Florida Gulf Coast and Ami Wang will play at Hampton. Lady Saint basketball player Raegan Broadie will attend Concordia University in Nebraska.