AVON PARK, Fla. – May 2, 2017 – The SFSC Athletic Department honored its student athletes Monday evening at its annual awards ceremony at the SFSC University Center.

Savannah Walter, cross country runner, and Quentin Davis, first baseman for the Panthers baseball team, were named Scholar Athletes of the Year for achieving high GPAs. Walter earned a 4.0 GPA, while Davis held a 3.87 GPA. The Panther of the Year was Emily Swenson, co-captain of the Lady Panthers’ volleyball team.

Cross Country Coach Krista Schult honored Walter with the team award for academic excellence. Iliana Addison was named most improved cross country runner, and Grace Miller was the most valuable runner.

Volleyball Coach Kim Crawford presented awards for academic and athletic excellence to Swenson, Brooke Westphal, Mary Beth Boudrias, and Kayla Wood.

Softball Coach Carlos Falla selected Amanda Ross as the season’s best offensive player. Evangeline Futch was named most valuable player, and the Coach’s Award was shared by Stephanie Norris and Shavonda Howard.

Rick Hitt, athletic director and head baseball coach, presented the top athlete award to Equon Smith and named Gerig Blackman as his most improved player.