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Athletic Banquet

Guest director Steve Thompson conducts the alumni band

By: Leland March

This past Saturday was Waldorf’s athletic banquet, and let’s just say that Waldorf’s athletes showed up and showed out. The students dressed to impress. Delicious food being served at the start of the banquet. After the meal, the students had a little bit of time to talk to one another and look back on their season as a collective.

As the coaches assembled in, it was time for them to speak on their teams and give thanks to their seniors. Awards were given out to just about every team assembled in Waldorf’s Hanson Field house but, on this night the seniors of Waldorf shined bright.

One senior in particular was Michael Morgan of the men’s basketball team. Michael is 6’4” forward from Charlotte, Tenn. He has spent four years here at Waldorf University and will be continuing his education in optometry school in Pa. On this night, Michael was about to receive one of the biggest honors as a student athlete you could get here at Waldorf. Morgan was awarded the Honor Athlete Award, an award only given to a student athlete who excels on and off the court. The award is a true measure of character and hard work.

Morgan has one of the highest grade point averages on the Waldorf men’s basketball team, he also is the school all-time leading rebounder with 672 rebounds in total. When asked about the award Morgan said, “This one is for the team,” as he shared his plaque with his basketball teammates. Morgan also stated that he is happy that he didn’t mess up the Men’s basketball streak of winning this award. Morgan said, “The basketball team has won this award for the last three years, and I’m happy I didn’t mess that up.”

Morgan was not alone in receiving this award as Megan Perkins was also selected for this award of excellence. Perkins is a senior here at Waldorf University and has been starting on the Women’s volleyball team for four years straight. Perkins also has excelled in the classroom; she has been an NAIA Scholar-Athlete for last two years. Perkins is also in Waldorf’s record book with 802 kills on the volleyball court, putting her on the list of Waldorf’s greats.

The event was filled with awards and joy. The athletic banquet is a loved tradition by all athletes and will continue to display honorable mentions for years to come.