2018 Awards Ceremony Recap

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Monday – April 30th 2018.

40 state qualifiers (senior and age group) 15+ Team Records, 9 graduating seniors, 6 full practice groups, 2 straight Northeast Divisional Championships, and 1 awesome team. Truly a team and a season worth celebrating, and we did just that last Monday evening at Athens Academy.

It’s been a monumental year for ABSC as we’ve soared to new heights, achieving new levels of success and team growth like we haven’t had before. But some things stay the same, and as always, we’ve made sure to honor our award winners for all 6 practice groups and say goodbye to our graduating seniors.

We began the evening with our annual slideshow! You can see all of the slideshow pictures here, and thanks to Paige Kennedy for putting it together! If you didn’t know about ABSC’s shutterfly page, be sure to check it out! You can check out pictures from the awards ceremony and from all season long there as well! To find the shutterfly page, go to ABSC’s home page and scroll down. You will see a square box titled “photo gallery” and you can get to the shutterfly from there.

Our award winners, by group, went as follows:

Erin Osborne was this year’s winner of the Paige Wilson Award. The Paige Wilson Award is our most prestigious award. Given each year to a member of the Senior 1 group, as voted upon by the swimmers in the Senior 1 group, this award goes out to a swimmer who exemplifies being a great teammate according to their peers. Congratulations Erin!

Gups. Performance: Michael Li & Zoey Zellner, Most Improved: Robert Chen & Oriana Nixon, Coaches’ Award: Colin Boyle & MJ David.

Pups. Performance: Caleb Stamps & Vianney Balber, Most Improved: Grayson Krause & Alexandra Clifton, Coaches’ Award: Crenshaw Halbach & Camille Attaway.

Supers. Performance: Parker Fagrell & Ansley Nunnally, Most Improved: Conner Allen & Finley Freeman, Coaches’ Award: William Johnson & Anna Claire Adolphson

Dawgs. Performance: Simon Casey & Eileen Brook, Most Improved: Jackson Bates & Olivia Dellatorre, Coaches’ Alvaro Balber & Emily Schulz

Senior 2. Performance: Matthew Colquitt, Most Improved: Anna Wynne, Coaches Award: Dhruv Prakash

Senior 1. Performance: Charlie Logan & Jackson Harvin, Most Improved: Ryan Wyle, Coaches’: Anna Ash

Finally, we wrapped up the evening by honoring our graduating seniors. We had 9 in attendance from 3 practice groups. Here are their names and the schools they’ll be attending.

  • Anna Ash – University of North Georgia (Watkinsville Campus)
  • Kate Cabaniss – University of North Georgia (Watkinsville Campus)
  • Owen Churchwell – Swimming at University of Massachusettes
  • Matthew Colquitt – University of Georgia
  • Lily Courchaine – University of Georgia
  • Kate Massey – Furman University
  • John Morgan McDonald – Swimming at University of the Cumberlands
  • Erin Osborne – Swimming at Rhodes College
  • Dhruv Prakash – Georgia Tech

We will miss our graduating seniors! We are proud of them, and it was an honor to coach them on ABSC! We are working on uploading the Senior Slideshow, so check back here soon!


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