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 St. Andrew’s School Announces Annual Athletic Award Winners.

By Prep Sports Report Staff | May 28, 2020

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Tradition at schools means a lot to the school's student body. St. Andrew’s carried on one of its annual traditions by presenting its annual athletic awards virtually on May18th. The recipients ranged from a freshmen swimmer to a veteran duel sport athlete.  Besides the athletes of the year, St. Andrew’s recognizes school sprit, athletes with the highest grade point average, and a student male and female who have been at St. Andrew’s for four years and earned at least seven varsity letters. Congratulations to these talented St. Andrew’s Lion student athletes!

St. Andrew’s School awarded the St. Andrew’s School Athlete of the Year to senior Reggie Sheppard.  Reggie played varsity football and varsity basketball all 4 years of high school.  Reggie received All-State (19-20), All-Region (17-18), (18-19), (19-20) and 1st Team All-Greater Savannah (19-20) for football.  Reggie also received All-State (18-19), (19-20) All-Region (17-18), (18-19), (19-20) and 2nd Team All-Greater Savannah (19-20) for basketball.  

 

Freshman swimmer Gaby Van Brunt was also awarded the St. Andrew’s School Athlete of the Year.  Gaby has received All-State (18-19), (19-20), 1st place 100m butterfly (breaking a State record), 1st place 100m freestyle, 2nd place 50m freestyle and 1st Team All-Greater Savannah (19-20).

 

 

Senior Ryan Shapard received the Charlie Compton Sportsmanship Award, which recognizes the male student athlete who exemplifies what Mr. Compton called the "Spirit of St. Andrew's".  The person who may not be the star of the team but was always an excellent sport, respectful and encouraging to others.  Someone who goes beyond their achievements on the field or court and carries this spirit into daily life at the school. Ryan played varsity football and varsity baseball all 4 years of high school and received the Coaches Award many seasons.  Ryan will attend the University of Georgia. 

Lucy Marsden received the Barbara Compton Sportsmanship Award.  This award is in honor of Charlie's wife and awarded to the female student athlete with the same qualities as listed above. Lucy has been a leader throughout high school, playing on both the varsity basketball team and varsity soccer team.  Lucy was captain of both teams her junior and senior year.  Lucy will attend Mercer University.   

 

 

 

Anna Tredway and Matt Eling both received the Robert T. Todd Award. They present this award to the female and male student athletes who have maintained the highest academic average through the first three grading periods of their senior year.  Anna has taken part inCross Country throughout high school and she will attend Yale University.  Matt took part in varsity soccer and swimming and will attend Georgia Tech.     

 

 

 

 

Cayleigh Nicholson and Matt Eling received the Wilkowski Award and Scholarship.  This is award goes to one senior female and male student who made a commitment to their studies and skills on the court or field.  Eligible candidates had to have at least a 3.0 GPA, have attended St. Andrew's all four years of high school, earned at least 7 varsity letters and take part in an interview with Dr. Michael Wilkowski. Throughout high school Cayleigh took part in varsity soccer and cross-country and Matt took part in varsity soccer and swimming.  Both Cayleigh and Matt will attend Georgia Tech.

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