KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC athletic department hosted its annual Champions Banquet on Tuesday night at Pierson Auditorium on the UMKC campus where it recognized the achievements of its student-athletes over the 2017-18 season.
The event kicked-off by honoring the 48 graduating student-athletes and the 3.31 cumulative GPA by the over 230 student-athletes. Overall, there were a total of 92 scholar-athletes who hold a 3.5+ cumulative GPA.
Next, Director of Athletics Carla Wilson spoke of the athletic accomplishments during the season, including five conference championships and eight players of the year or conference champions.
Next was the award portion of the ceremony with track and field and cross country’s Bryce Miller claiming the Above and Beyond Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a UMKC student-athlete from the athletics department.
Other honorees included:
Dr. Henry A Mitchell/People-To-People: Reighan Childers (Women’s Soccer)
David B. Milner: Aries Washington (Women’s Basketball)
Lester Milgram: Noah Knight (Men’s Basketball)
Lee Hunt: Broderick Robinson (Men’s Basketball)
George W. Mansfield UMKC Junior Golf Ambassadors Scholarship Endowment: McCain Schellhardt (Men’s Golf)
Chip Bloch (Block) Scholarship in Memorial to Wheadon “Chip” Bloch: Steve Dulley (Men’s Basketball)
Keith and Sammy Schreiman Athletics Endowment Number II: Kaleb Roy (Men’s Basketball)
The Kenneth L. and Eva S. Smith Foundation Fund: Celine Lim (Women’s Golf)
The Bill Ross Scholarship for UMKC Intercollegiate Athletics: Francois Lagraulet (Men’s Golf)
Charles and Kay Hanson Athletics Scholarship: Cyrielle Kern (Women’s Golf)
Guy H. Bailey II Memorial Scholarship: Carly Janike (Women’s Soccer)
UMKC Athletics Foundation Intercollegiate Athletics Scholarship: Lachlan Moore (Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field), Andra O’Brien (Softball) and Ashlin O’Brien (Softball)
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