As the 2016-17 school year comes to a close, Pratt Community College hosted the annual academic and athletic awards ceremony. Several student athletes where honored for their achievements on and off the playing field.
These student athletes were recognized for their academic achievements. In the business awards, baseball pitcher Ryan Seidel was awarded as the outstanding business transfer student.
The education department recognized Reed Stephens, men's basketball, and Kirsten Hansen, volleyball, for their academic achievements this year. Stephens received the outstanding secondary education major award. He was chosen for the award by his professors and maintained a 3.94 GPA this year. Hansen also excelled in the classroom with a 3.84 GPA. With the recognition of her professors, Hansen was selected for the outstanding elementary education major award.
Phi Theta Kappa then presented their awards where several student athletes were recognized. Jose Cortez, wrestling, was recognized as a Phi Theta Kappa ambassador. Megan Poole, women's basketball, received recognition as the Phi Theta Kappa chapter president. She represented PCC in Topeka, Kan. earlier this semester. Emma Hall, softball, served PCC as the Phi Theta Kappa vice president this past year.
Athletics closed the night out with several awards of their own. First, the student athletes who made nationals or received conference recognition for their play this years were honored. Team awards followed where student athletes were chosen for awards by their coaches and teammates. Ending the night was the naming of the PCC male and female student athlete of the year. Lexi Schamberger was selected as the female student athlete of the year. A dual sport athlete in volleyball and women's basketball, Schamberger played key roles for both teams.
Jordan Stubbings was awarded the male student athlete of the year. A forward for the men's soccer team, Stubbings was a force for the Beavers this season. He closed out the season being selected as the conference player of the week, and he was selected first team All-Conference and first team All-Region VI. Stubbings was also honored by being named the Offensive Player of the Year in the KJCCC.