The LaGrange College Athletic Department held its Celebration of Athletic Excellence banquet recently.
Seniors Emily Arnold and Logan Lanier received the department's Eagle Award given to the outstanding male and female student-athlete.
Arnold also received the Dr. Waights G. Henry Award given to the female student-athlete with the highest grade point average. She has a 3.94 GPA and will graduate summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in Early Childhood Education. Arnold was a three-year starter for volleyball and earned USA South Academic All-Conference honors three times. She has been involved in campus and the community projects and organizations, including Phi Mu sorority, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, mentor for Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia. On the volleyball court, Emily has 495 career kills, and is seventh on the school career list in total blocks per set (0.60) and 10th in total blocks (168).
Lanier will graduate cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Mathematics. He is a four-year letterman on the golf team and ranked second in the Golfstat Division III player rankings. Lanier has earned Academic All-American honors three times and USA South All-Academic honors four time. He was the low medalist at the 2017 USA South Tournament and selected four times to All-Conference teams. Logan is a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year award after being a finalist in 2016. He is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, a tutor in mathematics and problem solving, and a volunteer at Our Daily Bread.
Senior Ryan Broaderick received the Dr. Malcom Shackelford Award given to the male student-athlete with the highest grade point average. Broaderick has a 3.908 GPA and will graduate summa cum laude with a degree in Business Management with a focus in in Entrepreneurship. Broaderick was the 2017 USA South Pitcher of the Year and a first team USA South All-Conference selection. He has an 8-0 record with a 2.03 ERA for this season.
Senior Marie Fraise and sophomore Jacob Brenyo received the Student Athlete Advisory Committee Awards given to the male and female student-athletes who exhibited leadership, service, and involvement. Fraise was a member of the cheerleading squad, while Brenyo played on the men's tennis team.