Jaguars Celebrate 2016-17 Seasons At William Sherrill Athletics Awards Banquet

Jaguars Celebrate 2016-17 Seasons At William Sherrill Athletics Awards Banquet

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University Athletic department hosted the William Sherrill Athletics Awards Banquet on Tuesday, May 2 in Christenberry Fieldhouse and honored student-athletes and coaches for their contributions in the 2016-17 seasons.

The annual awards banquet recognizes Augusta University student-athletes who have excelled in competition and in the classroom. The banquet was named in honor of William S. Sherrill, Jr., in 2014. Bill Sherrill was a committed Jaguar Athletics supporter and founder of the Jaguar Club. He entered into rest on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. Sherrill endowed the S.C.O.P.E. Scholarship for student-athletes who have completed their eligibility.

Team and academic awards were given out, as well as overall awards for the entire department that cover all 13-sports. The department gives out five awards that are named in honor of Jaguar supporters.

New this year was the Roscoe Williams Female & Male Freshman of The Year Award.

Dr. Roscoe Williams was the former dean of students for the Jaguars for almost three decades beginning in 1970. He was inducted into the Augusta City Classic Hall of Fame in 2011 and was inducted in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Hall of Fame in 1992. Williams starred for the basketball teams at Laney and Paine in the 1950s and taught at A.R. Johnson and Josey before coaching men's basketball at Paine (1963-67).

The Tommy Werrick Scholar-Athlete Awards are given to the male and female student-athlete with the highest GPA for the department. A member of the 1966 inaugural Jaguar Baseball team and local high school coach, Tommy Werrick always had high academic goals and instilled them to his team and beyond. Tommy passed away in July 1990 and the award is presented in his honor for upholding academic standards.

The Dick Wallace Coach of the Year Award is named in honor of former president of Augusta College Dick Wallace. He exhibited tremendous support for athletics during his tenure and he passed away in 2009. The Dick Wallace Coach of Year Award continues to recognize coaches who embody class and respect while excelling on the field of competition.

The Gerald Daise Leadership Award is given to one student-athlete who exemplifies excellent guidance on and off the playing field.  A former basketball player from 1989-to-1993, Gerald Daise died in his early 20s after a battle with cancer. He exhibited leadership beyond his athletic team and the award was named in honor of Gerald in the late 1990s.

The Fred Barnabei Female & Male Athlete of the Year Awards were named in honor of former Vice President for Student Services at Augusta State University Fred Barnabei. Barnabei began working with the university 1988 and he retired from ASU in 2005 as Vice President for Business and Student Services.


Full list of individual and team awards below (Winners in Bold)


Tommy Werrick Scholar-Athlete Awards 

  • Senior Monica Gonzalez, Women's Tennis
  • Senior Matthew Kuhlenberg, Baseball


Dick Wallace Coach of the Year Award

  • Dip Metress, Men's Basketball
  • Adam Ward, Cross Country & Track
  • Caroline Hegg, Women's Golf

Gerald Daise Leadership Award

  • Senior Catherine DeSilvester, Volleyball
  • Senior Kristen Mills, Softball         
  • Senior Tyler Roberts, Baseball
  • Senior Keshun Sherrill, Men's Basketball

Fred Barnabei Female Athlete of the Year

  • Senior Jessica Haigwood, Golf
  • Freshman Pricilla Cartwright, Cross Country & Track
  • Senior Breonna O'Conner, Basketball


Fred Barnabei Male Athlete of the Year

  • Senior Keshun Sherrill, Basketball
  • Junior Broc Everett, Golf
  • Sophomore Daniel Broadhead, Cross Country & Track

Roscoe Williams Female Freshman of the Year

  • Jessica Hedrick, Volleyball
  • Pricilla Cartwright, Cross Country & Track
  • Linda Lundqvist, Golf

Roscoe Williams Male Freshman of the Year

  • Carrington Evans, Baseball
  • Gustav Andersson, Golf
  • Shane Rowand, Track & Field

The Jaguar Cup

Given to an Augusta team based on

1. Participation in community service

2. Attendance at athletic events

3. Overall team GPA

  • There was a tie this year between men's basketball and softball!

*** MVP, Most Improved, and Coaches Awards are given out to all 13 sports



MVP: Blair Bolton

Most Improved: Payton Murchie

Coaches Award: Rachel Windle



MVP: Lara Way

Most Improved: McKenzie Knudsen

Coaches Award: Diana Petrmichlova



MVP: Dylan Forester

Most Improved: Noah Hulett

Coaches Award: Will Hammesfahr



MVP: Kiana Kelly

Most Improved: Mallory Howard 

Coaches Award: Heather Hammett



MVP: Taylor Coxwell

Most Improved: Kudakwashe Nyahuma

Coaches Award: Ryan White



MVP: Breonna O'Conner

Most Improved: Brianna Middleton

Coaches Award: Kayla Lovett



MVP: Keshun Sherrill

Most Improved: Tyvez Monroe

Coaches Award: Ben Ursich



MVP: Eva Miralles-Miro

Most Improved: Eva Miralles-Miro

Coaches Award: Alejandra Gonzalez Arranz



MVP: Patrick Oliveira

Most Improved: Gabriel Pansera

Coaches Award: Joao Gabriel Freitas



MVP: Ashley Boyd

Most Improved: Kelsea Hunter

Coaches Award: Auburn Balcorta



MVP: Tyler Roberts

Most Improved: Cole Janousek

Coaches Award: Chance Warnock



MVP: Jessica Haigwood

Most Improved: Maggie Ashmore

Coaches Award: Charlotte Alran



MVP: Broc Everett

Most Improved: Viktor Edin

Coaches Award: Gustav Andersson


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