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Lions Conclude Year With Awards Ceremony

MARS HILL, N.C.—Mars Hill’s athletic department held its annual end-of-year awards ceremony last night at Moore Auditorium.

Brady Adcock and Taylor Bugg were named Man and Woman of the Year respectively. Hudson Tucker was named Male Athlete of the Year, while Taylor Morris earned Female Athlete of the Year Honors. Jill Biediger and Adcock were honored for earning the highest GPA’s in the senior class. Sixty-four seniors were honored at the ceremony.

Adcock performed as a member of both the cross country and track and field teams. He earned First Team All-SAC honors in cross country. He has been a member of Boy Scouts of America for 12 years, earning Eagle Scout and completing over 400 hours of community service. His volunteer experience and achievements include serving on the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee, as President of the Business Honors Club, being a Presidential Intern and putting in over 320 volunteer hours as a Bailey Foundation Project Manager.

Bugg excelled as a member of the women’s swim team and is a part of four school-records in relay events. She was a two-year captain of the team and was the team’s Student-Athletic Advisory Committee representative. Bugg has volunteered at Mars Hill Preschool, Madison County Senior games and Mars Hill’s Hunger Week and participated in a triathlon to raise money for kids with cancer. She is also a member of the Business Honors Club, a College Marshal and was a Presidential Intern.

Tucker was the first All-American in Mars Hill swimming history. He placed in the nation in the 100 Back and ninth in the 100 Fly. Over the course of the season, Tucker set five individual school-records and was a part of three new school-record setting relay teams.

Morris was an All-SAC Second-Team performer. She became the school’s all-time leader in complete games and innings pitched and ranks second all-time in strikeouts and shutouts. This season, Morris set a school-record with 131 strikeouts and placed fifth in the SAC in ERA.

Biediger earned the highest cumulative GPA among Mars Hill senior female athletes. Biediger was a key contributor for the Lions volleyball team over the past four seasons. Biediger played in 27 matches this season and averaged nearly a kill per set.

The following senior students and student-athletes were recognized for their contributions to Mars Hill.

Athletic Training
Margaret Redford
Anna Richt

Baseball
Josh Dean
Tyler Shuler
Thomas Timmerman

Cheerleading
Aimee Cuellar
Michelle Payne
Heather Huckabee

Football
Clarence Abraham
Rudy Cabral
Joe Hoilman
Mam Nyang
B.J. Richmond
Jon Richt
Michael Robinson
Josh Young

Lacrosse
Zach Tomkinson
Dan Applebaum
Donte Bradshaw
Kile Garrett
Ryan Herrmann
Jeffrey March
Jesse Mimken

Men’s Basketball
Khouraichi Thiam

Men’s Cross Country
Brady Adcock
Eric Blackburn
Josh Greenfield-Tuttle

Men’s Golf
Chris Cudmore
Seth Sayler

Men’s Soccer
Regis Mawire
Stephen Bivens
Craig Carwood
Phillip Dabney
Andres Diaz
Felipe Ferraro
Shadi Harb
Cody Langley
Logan McGiboney

Men’s Swimming
Audley Elder

Men’s Tennis
Zach High
Lucas Simm

Softball
Ashley McCurry
Stephanie McGrath
Taylor Morris

Volleyball
Jill Biediger
Aimee DeWitt
Katie DeWitt
Becca Smith

Women’s Basketball
Katie Buckner
Kristen Metcalf
Erica Warren

Women’s Cross Country
Heidi Hooker
Danielle Metz

Women’s Golf
Tonya Gruel-Wright

Women’s Soccer
Hallie Berry
Chelsea Parker
Corrine Roberts
Cara Woolford

Women’s Swimming
Megan Bartlett
Taylor Bugg
Miranda Schmidt

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