Jags Honor Student-Athletes At 2019 Athletics Awards Banquet

Jags Honor Student-Athletes At 2019 Athletics Awards Banquet

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University athletic department hosted the 2019 William Sherrill Athletics Awards Banquet on Thursday, May 2 in Christenberry Fieldhouse. The Jaguars honored student-athletes and coaches for their athletic and academic accomplishments throughout the 2018-19 seasons.



The annual awards banquet was named in honor of William S. Sherrill, Jr., in 2014. Bill Sherrill was a committed Jaguar Athletics supporter and founder of the Jaguar Club. Sherrill endowed the S.C.O.P.E. Scholarship for student-athletes who have completed their eligibility.


Team and academic awards were given out, as well as overall awards for the entire department that cover all 14-sports. The department gives out five awards that are named in honor of important Jaguar supporters.


The Roscoe Williams Female & Male Freshman of The Year Awards were introduced in 2017 and are given to outstanding freshmen. Dr. Roscoe Williams was the former dean of students for the Jaguars for almost three decades beginning in 1970. He was inducted into the Augusta City Classic Hall of Fame in 2011 and was inducted in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Hall of Fame in 1992. Williams starred for the basketball teams at Laney and Paine in the 1950s and taught at A.R. Johnson and Josey before coaching men's basketball at Paine from 1963 to 1967.


The Tommy Werrick Scholar-Athlete Awards are given to the male and female senior student-athlete with the highest GPA for the department. A member of the 1966 inaugural Jaguar Baseball team and local high school coach, Tommy Werrick always had high academic goals and instilled them to his team and beyond. Werrick passed away in July 1990 and the award is presented in his honor for upholding academic standards.


The Dick Wallace Coach of the Year Award is named in honor of former president of Augusta College Dick Wallace. He exhibited tremendous support for athletics during his tenure and he passed away in 2009. The Dick Wallace Coach of Year Award continues to recognize coaches who embody class and respect while excelling on the field of competition.


The Gerald Daise Leadership Award is given to student-athletes who exemplify excellent guidance on and off the playing field. A former basketball player from 1989-to-1993, Gerald Daise died in his early 20s after a battle with cancer. He exhibited leadership beyond his athletic team and the award was named in honor of Gerald in the late 1990s.


The Fred Barnabei Female & Male Athlete of the Year Awards were named in honor of former Vice President for Student Services at Augusta State University Fred Barnabei. Barnabei began working with the university 1988 and he retired in 2005 as Vice President for Business and Student Services.


Full list of individual and team awards below (Winners in Bold)


Tommy Werrick Scholar-Athlete Awards

  • Maggie Ashmore, Women's Golf
  • Zack Goble, Baseball


Dick Wallace Coach of the Year Award

  • Dip Metress, Basketball
  • Sharon Quarles, Volleyball
  • Adam Ward, Cross Country


Gerald Daise Leadership Award

  • Aaron Byrd, Men's Basketball
  • Lydia Hausman, Softball


Fred Barnabei Female Athlete of the Year

  • McKenzey Beck, Volleyball
  • Maggie Ashmore, Golf
  • Micah Weathers, Cross Country and Track


Fred Barnabei Male Athlete of the Year

  • Deane Williams, Basketball
  • Joao Ferreira, Tennis
  • Hunter Kimball, Cross Country and Track & Field


Roscoe Williams Female Freshman of the Year

  • Asia Harrison, Basketball
  • Jayla Ferris, Track & Field
  • Lauren Prescott, Softball


Roscoe Williams Male Freshman of the Year

  • Miguel Arnold, Basketball
  • Beau Hanna, Baseball
  • Rakeem Littles, Cross Country and Track & Field


The Jaguar Cup

2019 Winner: Softball

Given to an Augusta team based on

1. Participation in community service

2. Attendance at athletic events

3. Overall team GPA


*** MVP, Most Improved, and Coaches Awards are given out to all 14 sports



MVP: Sophomore Chloe Allen

Most Improved: Sophomore Alyssa Frazier

Coaches Award: Senior Savanna Gonzales



MVP: Junior McKenzie Knudsen

Most Improved: Sophomore Micah Weathers

Coaches Award: Junior Rachel Hammesfahr



MVP: Sophomore Hunter Kimball

Most Improved: Sophomore Chandler Kennedy

Coaches Award: Senior Noah Hulett



MVP: Senior Kiana Smith

Most Improved: Sophomore Miranda Taylor

Coaches Award: Freshman Skylar Ackerman



MVP: Sophomore Zatrick Pearce

Most Improved: Sophomore Sean McCreary

Coaches Award: Freshman Tremond Hatten



MVP: Junior Cameryn Wilson

Most Improved: Senior Mallory Myers

Coaches Award: Senior Kaela Patrick



MVP: Senior Deane Williams

Most Improved: Sophomore Troy Cracknell

Coaches Award: Senior Tyvez Monroe



MVP: Hannah Joslin

Most Improved: Rebecca Tallman

Coaches Award: Kiana Ladson



MVP: Junior Alejandra Gonzalez

Most Improved: Junior Marie Cantenot

Coaches Award: Junior Alejandra Gonzalez



MVP: Senior Joao Ferreira

Most Improved: Senior Joao Ferreira

Coaches Award: Senior Joao Ferreira



MVP: Freshman Lauren Prescott

Most Improved: Freshman Katy Caldwell

Coaches Award: Senior Lydia Hausman



MVP: Senior Harrison Moore

Most Improved: Senior Patrick Watson

Coaches Award: Senior Tony Jones



MVP: Senior Maggie Ashmore

Most Improved: Junior Charlotte Alran

Coaches Award: Senior Sarah Tychsen



MVP: Freshman Alex van Wyk

Most Improved: Freshman Alex van Wyk

Coaches Award: Junior Gustav Andersson


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