Spring sports athletes honored at banquet
In a room packed with coaches, parents, faculty, staff and friends, Tallulah Falls School student-athletes were honored May 10 during the Spring 2016 Athletic Awards Banquet held at the Dillard House.
"Though 2015-16 was the most successful athletic year in TFS history in terms of wins, Area/Region placement, and state advancement, we are most proud of the sportsmanship of student-athletes and the daily process they took to develop our "Team First" mentality," said Athletic Director Scott Neal. "We are grateful for coaches who structure for a "Season of Significance" and who host GREAT events that represent TFS as the incredible educational family it is."
Awards were presented to participants in baseball, golf, girls soccer, tennis and track and field programs as follows:
“I am Tallulah” award, presented by Athletic Director Scott Neal to TFS President and Head of School Larry A. Peevy for his support and leadership of all athletic programs. Shown with Peevy is multiple-award winner Michael Weidner.
Baseball awards, presented by Head Coach Patrick Mayfield
JV, Most Improved, Jun Kown; Varsity, Most Valuable, Cody Thomas; Varsity, Coaches Award, Denzel Green-Wright; JV, Coaches Award, Davis Jennings; Varsity, Most Improved Gage Webb [not pictured]
Golf awards, presented by Head Coach Allen Campbell
Girls, Most Valuable, Jenny Wang; Girls, Most Improved, Grace Brewer
Boys, Most Improved, Seth Pourbaix; Boys, Most Valuable, Michael Weidner
Girls Soccer awards, presented by Head Coach Jane Shoemaker
Most Improved, Angela Mensah; Most Valuable, Clare Barry; Heart of the Indian, Carlise Link
Tennis awards, presented by Head Coach Randy Morris
Girls, Most Improved, Sophie Burke; Girls, Most Valuable, Michelle Namkung; Girls, Coaches Award, Guiga Kasabkojian
Boys, Most Improved, John Oklapek; Boys, Most Valuable, Mark Faingold; Boys, Coaches Awards, Cody Reynolds
Track and Field awards, presented by Head Coach/Athletic Director Scott Neal
Girls, Most Valuable, Anna Davis; Girls , Team First Synergy Award, Maci Watts; Girls, Most Improved, Virginia Griswold
Boys, Top Performer, James Davis; Boys, Most Valuable, Ethen Besier; Boys, Coaches Award, Jesse Gulle
Scholar Athlete award, presented by Head Coach/Athletic Director Scott Neal
Boy, James Davis; Girl, Nyah Williams
GREAT Athletic Character award, presented by Head Coach/Athletic Director Scott Neal
Boy, Ethen Besier; Girl, Anne Edwards
Indian of the Year award, presented by Head Coach/Athletic Director Scott Neal
Girl, Anna Davis; Boy, Michael Weidner
Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award
Boy, John Luke Gallagher; Girl, Julia Nichols
Additionally, it was announced Ethen Besier was the recipient of the Georgia Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association Scholarship Award in the amount of $750, to be presented at the opening ceremonies at the Georgia Olympics May 14. Besier will use the scholarship at Colorado-Mesa University.