Twenty-Five Student-Athletes Honored
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Coleman Lew & Associates, Inc., an international executive search firm, and the Southern Conference, the nation's fifth oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association, announced the selection of 25 student athletes as recipients of the sixth annual Coleman Lew Leadership Award.
The award recognizes student-athletes from each of the Southern Conference's 12 member institutions. Coaches, faculty athletic representatives and senior woman administrators nominate prospective candidates based on leadership, academic excellence and athletic achievement in both the college environment and the community. Athletic directors and representatives from Coleman Lew & Associates conducted one-on-one interviews with the finalists before determining the award winners.
"Our firm is privileged to have an educational partnership with the Southern Conference," said Kenneth D. Carrick, Jr., president of Coleman Lew & Associates. "We are proud to present the sixth annual Coleman Lew Leadership Award to these outstanding student-athletes who have demonstrated leadership skills in their academic performance, athletic skill, and community service."
"Our members should take great pride in these student-athletes, who represent their institutions so well," said Southern Conference Commissioner John Iamarino. "The Southern Conference is again grateful to Coleman Lew & Associates for their commitment to this program."
Recipients will be recognized at the Southern Conference Honors Dinner on Wednesday, June 1 at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, S.C.
The 2011 Coleman Lew & Associates Leadership Award recipients are:
Name (Institution) Sport Academic Major
Nadia Liriano (Appalachian State) Track & Field Elementary Education
Terrance McLean (Appalachian State) Football Construction Management, Architecture
Christian Bailey (College of Charleston) Cross Country International Business
Kristen Wolfe (College of Charleston) Cross Country/Track Business Admin., Hospitality/Tourism Man.
Joshua Thomas Cook (The Citadel) Tennis Civil Engineering
Shanna Couch (The Citadel) Soccer Health, Exercise and Sport Science
Stephanie Gerow (Davidson) Soccer Psychology
Tyler Mullen (Davidson) Wrestling Philosophy
James Carroll (Elon) Soccer Physics
Virginia Mayer (Elon) Golf Business Administration
Daniel McFadden (Furman) Football Mathematics-Economics
Rebecca Shelton (Furman) Cross Country/Track Biology
Sebastien Alexandre Felt (Georgia Southern) Tennis Biology
Brittani Martin (Georgia Southern) Cross Country/Track Business Administration
Kelsey Kearney (UNCG) Soccer Kinesiology
Will Mack (UNCG) Soccer Exercise and Sports Science
Lauren Cook (Samford) Soccer Family Studies
Jeremy Towns (Samford) Football Sports Medicine
Elaine Kuhn (Chattanooga) Volleyball Marketing
Sam Parfitt (Chattanooga) Tennis History
Christopher Everett (Western Carolina) Football Science Education/Biology
Samantha Hodge (Western Carolina) Soccer Mathematics
Brad Loesing (Wofford) Basketball Business Economics
April Moorhouse (Wofford) Basketball English
David Roney (Wofford) Baseball Humanities
ABOUT COLEMAN LEW & ASSOCIATES
Coleman Lew & Associates, Inc., founded in 1979 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is an international retained executive search firm that recruits board members, officers and senior level executives for national and international companies, academic institutions and non-profit organization. The firm also provides customized leadership development services to organizations seeking to maximize corporate performance. Member, Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC). Partner, Penrhyn International www.penrhyn.com. For more information, visit www.colemanlew.com.
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ABOUT THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE
The Southern Conference, in its 90th season of intercollegiate competition, is a national leader in emphasizing the development of the student-athlete and helping build lifelong leaders and role models. The conference has been on the forefront of innovation and originality in developing creative solutions to address issues facing intercollegiate athletics. From establishing the first conference basketball tournament (1921), tackling the issues of freshman eligibility (1922), developing women's championships (1984) to becoming the first conference to install the three-point goal in basketball (1980), the Southern Conference has been a pioneer. The Southern Conference is the nation's fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association.
The conference currently consists of 12 members in five states throughout the southeast and sponsors 19 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships.