Drury Student-Athletes Named Distinguished Scholars

by Ed Beach

Drury University had 35 student-athletes named Brother James Gaffney Distinguished Scholars by the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Named after Brother James Gaffney FSC, the former President of Lewis University for more than 27 years and two-term Chair of the GLVC Council of Presidents, the award is presented annually to student-athletes competing in GLVC-sponsored sports who achieve a 4.0-grade point average during the academic year.

Drury’s 35 Gaffney award winners is a department record and 20 more than they had a year ago. The previous high for DU Athletics was 19, set in 2017-18.

Five Drury student-athletes were repeat winners including Sam Marshall (men’s basketball), Nick Parker (men’s tennis), Spencer Weller (men’s tennis), Colton Johnson (men’s track & field), Brooke Stanfield (women’s basketball), and Megan Tersteeg (softball). Tersteeg’s award is the third of her career.

Drury student-athletes that carried a perfect grade point average in 2019-20 and received the GLVC’s Gaffney Distinguished Scholar honors include:

BASEBALL

Cole Dunham

Andrew Hastings

Ethan Owens

Nolan Sachse

Brant Schaffitzel

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Auston Evans

Cal Hartley

Sam Marshall*

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Sean Lowry

Luke Wegenka

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

Ean Vandergraaf

Graham Wells

MEN’S TENNIS

Van Hopkins

Gregor Kokalj

Nick Parker*

Leonardo Cerri

Spencer Weller*

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

Colten Johnson*

Sean Lowry

Luke Wegenka

WRESTLING

Tucker Caswell

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Brooke Stanfield*

WOMEN’S BOWLING

Sydney Horton

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

Andrea Gray

SOFTBALL

Cheyanne Mohler

Taylor Nordwald

Kaitlin Pauli

Megan Tersteeg***

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Ashley McCulloch

Maycie Palmer

Ava Scott

Rianna Wentzel

Molly Wheeler

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

Nani Welsh

Andrea Gray

*- repeat winner

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