Senior Student-Athletes nab career awards

On Wednesday, Culver Academies held its annual end of year Academic Convocation to honor select students for their accomplishments.  Among the students honored were nine senior student-athletes whose athletic careers were worth special recognition.

Two seniors are awarded annually, by a vote of head coaches, as the best all-around male and female senior student-athletes. 

Jordon Freeman (Indianapolis, IN) was recognized for his accomplishments in basketball, football, and track with the Russ and Myra Oliver Award Best All-Around Athlete award, which is presented to that first-classman of Culver Military Academy who best represents the ideals of Russ and Myra Oliver. 

Jordon Freeman

Sydney Herczeg (South Bend, IN), pictured above, was honored for her cumulative efforts in cheer, basketball, and rowing with the Outstanding Sportswoman of the Year award which is presented by the CGA Class of 1972 to that senior who is the best all-around athlete in Culver Girls Academy.

An additional two senior student-athletes yet to be named, who are members of the Cum Laude society, will be recognized for excellence in athletics and scholarship at the Commencement Convocation on graduation weekend.

Another seven seniors who committed their entire Culver careers to three seasons of athletics annually were recognized with custom Culver Athletics watches.  Special congratulations goes to Caden Beckwith (Fishers, IN), Jozie Gregg (Vincennes, IN), Joe Kuhl (Elmhurst, IL), Samantha Leach (Morris, IL), Tom Ni (Shanghai, China), Michael Perea (Arvada, CO), and Laurel Sullivan (Anchorage, AK). 

Laurel Sullivan, Mikey Perea, Tom Ni, Samantha Leach, Joe Kuhl, Jozie Gregg, Caden Beckwith

“It was an honor to recognize these senior student-athletes for their contributions to our athletics and horsemanship programs,” said Director of Athletics Louise Ericson.  “We can’t thank Jordan, Sydney, and these seven career three-sport seniors enough for their lasting commitment to their teams and to Culver Athletics overall.  We hope they graduate with fond memories as Culver student-athletes that will last them a lifetime.”