March 4, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - -
The University of Louisville hosted its 16th annual Red and Black Honors Banquet and Scholar-Athlete Awards ceremony on Sunday night at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in the Brown and Williamson Club.
A record-best 290 Cardinals, consisting of student-athletes, spirit squad members and team managers, were recognized for achieving at least a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average for all semesters at Louisville.
Elaine Wise, the university's faculty athletic representative, began the ceremony by welcoming the student-athletes and acknowledging professors, faculty and academic mentors for their hard work and dedication to Louisville's student-athletes.
Following opening remarks, Louisville president James Ramsey was introduced to speak. Ramsey spoke to the record group about how proud he was of the student-athletes for their accomplishments in the classroom, but on the playing fields as well. He stated they are ambassadors and the window into the University of Louisville.
Once the student-athletes, team managers and spirit squad members were recognized, the final awards of the evening were announced.
Earning the outstanding senior awards, which recognizes the two senior scholar-athletes who have earned the highest GPA during their course of study at Louisville, were women's soccer's Caitlin Beck and men's soccer's Jimmy Crick.
The next award was for the teams that earned the highest grade-point average for the preceding year (spring, summer and fall of 2011). On the men's side, the golf team collected the accolade for the second straight year, while the women's golf team obtained the award on the women's side.
Below is the list of honors from the 16th annual Red and Black Awards Ceremony for Scholar Athletes:
Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards:
Caitlin Beck (women's soccer)
Jimmy Crick (men's soccer)
Team GPA Awards: