St. Andrews - Wed, Apr. 19, 2017 by
LAURINBURG, NC- St. Andrews University held their annual athletic banquet Wednesday evening to hand out senior, academic, and all-conference awards, including Most Outstanding Player and the Knight Award. Finally, three special recognition awards were given to three deserving athletes.
Senior outfielder Terrence Jackson (SR/Creswell, NC) was awarded the Robert Renfrow "Peanut" Doak Award for being the Outstanding Senior Athlete at St. Andrews University. Jackson, the left fielder on the baseball team, currently leads the Knights in home runs with 7 and RBIs with 45 while he is hitting .349 and leading the team in slugging percentage at .577.
Senior 141 pounder Tyran Taylor-Owens (SR/Petersburg, VA) won the Carl F. Ullrich Award which best demonstrates the characteristics of leadership, courage, integrity, and sportsmanship. Taylor-Owens was the senior captain on the wrestling team this season winning 10 matches and leading the team in GPA with a 4.0.
Finally, the Howard Reichner Award was given to Laura Deihl (SR/Raeford, NC), a dual-sport athlete who embodies the characteristics of a St. Android and demonstrates commitment in the classroom, and carries at least a 2.5 GPA. Deihl was a dual-sport athlete at SAU playing as a quality defender on the women's soccer team and one of the top goal scorers on the women's lacrosse team in her first year of playing and scored ten goals.
All three awards were based on a vote by the head coaches.
The "Peanut" Doak Award is in honor of the legendary Robert Renfrow Doak. He was a highly successful coach and athletic director at Presbyterian Junior College from 1947-51 and a three sport athlete at NC State. The award was created by former athletes who admired Doak for the impact he left on the lives of those he coached.
The Carl F. Ullrich award is in honor of Mr. Ullrich, who was the Athletic Director at SAU from 1995-97 and most recently served as AD from 2002-04. He has accomplished much in his career and life and left a lasting impression on the department.
The Reichner Award is in honor of Professor Howard Reichner, who spent 29 years in the Army and came to SAU in 1992 as a politics instructor and is still teaching here today. He was the interim AD from 2004-07 until he returned to the classroom. He is a beloved member of the St. Andrews Community.