The Oglethorpe athletic department rounded out the season with the Seventh Annual Petey Awards on Sunday, hosted at the university's Conant Performing Arts Center. The event, which is produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allowed Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the 2018-19 athletic year as a whole.
Awards were given out in a variety of categories, including:
Female Breakthrough Stormy Petrel - Emma Williams, Volleyball
Male Breakthrough Stormy Petrel - Toju Etiwe, Track and field/basketball
Most Spirited Team - Women's lacrosse
Men's Scholarly Petrel Team Award - Cross country
Women's Scholarly Petrel Team Award - Tennis
Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year - Delaney Abood, Tennis
Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year - Calvin Schneider, Tennis
Stormy Petrel Women's Team Coach of the Year - Alex Richey, Basketball
Stormy Petrel Men's Team Coach of the Year - Jim Owen, Golf
Stormy Petrel Women's Team of the Year - Basketball
Stormy Petrel Men's Team of the Year - Golf
Female Athlete of the Year - Lauren Ransom, Basketball
Male Athlete of the Year - Jake Arnett, Golf
Stormiest Petrel of the Year - Delaney Abood, Women's tennis
Female Stormy Petrel of the Year - Lauren Ransom, Basketball
Male Stormy Petrel of the Year - Jake Arnett, Golf
In addition, student-athletes earned recognition for SAA awards and all-conference teams. Seniors earned their framed "O" senior awards, commemorating their time as members of the Stormy Petrels.
Retiring men's and women's tennis coach Peter Howell was honored for his 18 years of service to the tennis programs and the Oglethorpe athletic department with a video tribute from his players.
Oglethorpe SAAC President Caleb Feibus outlined all the endeavors the organization undertook over the course of the academic year, including the talent show, Division III Week, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and visits to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
At the end of the night, Jalisa Kassam, this year's vice president, was introduced as SAAC president for the 2019-20 academic year, with Tyler Rover holding vice president duties.