Union Junior Senior High School held the Annual Winter Sports Awards Banquet last night. Winter athletes and their families as well as school personnel gathered for a pitch-in and to recognize outstanding athletic and academic achievement.
The following recognitions were handed out:
Boys’ Varsity Basketball
Willie Eviston- Offensive Player of the Year
Spencer Shore- Defensive Player of the Year
Tanner Cates- Mental Attitude Award
Jason Bowling- Top Rebounder
Nick Glaser- Most Improved
Boys’ Junior Varsity Basketball
Justin House- Most Improved Player
Kaulen Jenkins- Defensive Player of the Year
Girls’ Varsity Basketball
Jae Taft- Attitude/Hustle Award
DeAnn Kauffman- Offensive Player of the Year
Courtney Kinnaman- Defensive Player of the Year
Girls’ Junior Varsity Basketball
Michelle Norman- Mental Attitude
Courtney Hicks- Defensive Player of the Year
Hannah Griffey- Most Improved
Jose Cervantes- Most Improved
Dylan Moore- Offensive Player of the Year
Boys’ 7th Grade Basketball
Tristan Parrish- Most Improved
Joseph Thomas- Winning Attitude
Christian James- Hustle Award
Boys’ 8th Grade Basketball
Dathan Fisher- Most Improved
Gage Lindsey- Winning Attitude
Jason Farmer- Hustle Award
Girls’ 7th Grade Basketball
Bailee Taft- Leadership Award
Mallory Green- Hustle Award
Terei Norman- Defensive Player of the Year
Girls’ 8th Grade Basketball
Mackyndsea Burke- Defensive Player of the Year
Faithlan Ellis- Offensive Player of the Year
Becca Glaser- Hustle/Work Ethic Award
Taylor Bowlin- Captain
Maddison Higgins- Co-Captain
Junior High Cheer
Jaylen Evans- Captain
Taylor Miller- Co-Captain
In addition, the following students were recognized as Academic All-Conference:Taylor Bowlin, Jason Bowling, Brendan Byrd, Tanner Cates, Reni Dunham, Willie Eviston, Carolyn Hartman, Maddison Higgins, Kaulen Jenkins, DeAnn Kauffman, Courtney Kinnaman, Michael Netherly, Shayla Parrish, Gentry Patterson, Lisa Rodriguez, Spencer Shore, Jae Taft, Faith Thompson, and Sam Thompson.
In order to receive this award you must meant the following criteria:
1. Student must be a varsity letter winner.
2. Student must possess a cumulative GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 by grading period.
3. Student must be in good standing academically, athletically, and behavior at the time of submission with the principal, athletic director, and school personnel.
4. Student must be approved by the athletic director.