LA PLUME — Keystone College’s athletic department celebrated its 10th annual Athletics Awards and Senior Banquet on Wednesday, April 27 in the President’s Dining Room of the Hibbard Campus Center. The Giants honored both individuals and teams for academic and athletic excellence while celebrating the contributions of all of Keystone’s senior student-athletes.
Felix Baez and Hannah Zuchowski earned Keystonian Awards, John Ciccone and Brittany Sugalski collected N. Scott Thurston Academic Awards, and Bryan McIntyre, of Waverly, and Adrienne Mellott took home 3-D Giant Awards.
The Keystonian Award is presented to the most outstanding male and female Keystone student-athletes for their athletic performances during their seasons of competition.
The N. Scott Thurston Academic Award is presented to both a male and female student-athlete for combined academic and athletic excellence. To be considered for this award, a student-athlete must have completed 60 credit hours or more, must hold a minimum, 3.20 cumulative grade point average, and must make significant contributions to his or her team.
The 3-D Giant Award is presented to both a male and female senior student-athlete who best exemplifies the NCAA Division III principles of “Discover, Develop, and Dedicate.” These principles include discovering and pursuing interests and passions beyond the classroom and field of play, developing into well-rounded adults with the ability to participate in more than one sport, and dedicating to achieving one’s full potential. To be considered for this award, a student-athlete must demonstrate commitment to academic and athletic excellence, sportsmanship, teamwork, community involvement, and perseverance throughout their time at Keystone.
McIntyre was chosen as the male recipient of the 3-D Giant Award after having been a two-year member of the men’s lacrosse team, joining the squad for its inaugural season in 2015. Over the past two years, he appeared in 12 games, registering four groundballs, one caused turnover, and one shot while helping get the new program off the ground with its first three wins. He was also named to the CSAC All-Academic Team last spring.
McIntyre is the President of the Student Government after previously serving as the vice president. He was also selected to for the Sedexo Internship in Madrid, Spain last summer and is a member of the President’s List and Honors Society, among other activities on campus.
In May, McIntyre will graduate with a degree in psychology and social science and will attend law school at Penn State.
McIntyre and Kaitlyn Sawicki, of Factoryville, were recognized as seniors who achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.