Scecina honors Scholar Athletes
Sophomore Matthew Funk (left) is congratulated by Scecina President Joe Therber while Fred Glass, Indiana University athletic director, looks on and Scecina Athletic Director Jason Kehrer (right) announces the Scholar Athletes.
By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications
Scecina's 21st annual Scholar Athlete Recognition Ceremony took place April 27 in the gymnasium with special guest Fred Glass. This year 176 students were honored. To be recognized as a Scholar Athlete, students must have at least a 3.0 grade point average and be involved in a sport.
“I’ve been to this gym many times as a CYO player and a CYO coach. I wasn’t good enough to play in high school against the Crusaders,” joked Glass, Indiana University’s athletic director.
Glass, a graduate of Brebeuf High School, a Jesuit high school in Indianapolis, spoke of the values Catholic schools pass on to their students. He said the same values are necessary in high school and collegiate sports, as schools should aim to build character, not just victories.
At IU, he has established five priorities for its athletic department: 1.) playing by the rules; 2.) being well in mind, body, and spirit; 3.) achieving academically; 4.) excelling athletically; and 5.) integrating with the rest of the University.
Jason Kehrer, Scecina’s athletic director, congratulated Scecina’s scholar athletes and told him that playing sports at Scecina is a privilege and “not a right.”
The athletics department also awarded the William E. Bevan Award for Achievement in Academic and Athletics to the Male and Female Scholar Athlete in the sophomore and junior classes and the top two in the senior class. Those awards went to: sophomores Katelyn Hartman and James Hentz; juniors Molly Griffin and Henry Egan; and seniors Bo Sims, Will Therber, Jacqueline Kennedy and Mary O’Connor.
Seven eighth-graders from East Deanery Catholic schools also were recognized as Scholar Athletes: Aidan Battles and Allison Minton, Little Flower; Daniel Linn and Emily McDonald, Our Lady of Lourdes; Anthony Hentz, St. Michael; and Stuart Donlan and Olivia Smith, Holy Spirit.
Posted on Wed, May 3, 2017
by Beth Murphy