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2021-22 athletics accomplishments celebrated at Tommys


2021-22 athletics accomplishments celebrated at Tommys

GREENVILLE, Pa.—The Thiel College Department of Athletics and the Thiel College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted the inaugural awards program for the College’s student-athletes, the Tommys, Thursday at William A. Passavant Center.

Honoring academic, as well as team and individual athletic achievement, five major awards were voted on and distributed by members of Thiel's SAAC, including: Rookie of the Year, Top Notch Tommy, Comeback Player of the Year, Two-Sport Athlete of the Year, and Athlete of the Year.
The following is a list of Tommy award winners: 
Rookie of the Year

  • Women: Maria Torres ’25, volleyball
  • Men: Chase Lawler ’25, football & lacrosse

Top Notch Tommy

  • Women: Rachel Breckenridge ’22, basketball
  • Men: Logan Pistorius ’22, golf

Comeback Player of the Year

  • Women: Madison Liggett ’24, lacrosse & basketball
  • Men: Peyton Hearn ’23, wrestling

Two-Sport Athlete of the Year

  • Women: Destiny Johnson ’23, lacrosse & basketball
  • Men: Malik Beckford ’22, football & track & field

Athlete of the Year

  • Women: Kaylee Suarez ’23, track & field
  • Men: Evan Whiteside ’24, wrestling & lacrosse

The wrestling and cheer teams were also recognized. The wrestling team won its 23rd Presidents' Athletic Conference title in February. The cheer team finished second earlier in April at the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) College Nationals in Daytona, Fla.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and graduate programs in, Business Administration, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Communication and Leadership, Physician Assistant and Speech-Language Pathology. All of Thiel College’s master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce outstanding graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to diversity and inclusion. The College combines tradition with innovation as it honors its past and celebrates its future.

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