Annual Senior Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet

 Thursday, May 9, 2019 | Olive Baptist Church | 6:00 pm

Each year, Pensacola Sports brings together the top senior student-athletes in each sport from Escambia and Santa Rosa County schools for a dinner and scholarship recognition program.  227 seniors, over 750 total people, were in attendance last year at Olive Baptist Church for the Annual Senior Scholar Athlete Banquet Presented by Sacred Heart Health System. Join us again as we celebrate a new class of seniors at the Annual Senior Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet.

Presentation of Awards

 University of West Florida Scholarships

Gary McAdams Memorial Scholarships

Whataburger Scholarships

Dr. Alec Kessler Memorial Scholarship

RADM Kenneth L. Shugart, Jr. Award

Senior Scholar Athlete Awards

Papa Jay Memorial Scholarship

2018 Senior Scholar Award Winners

Stanley Dorion, Pensacola High School and Ellen Floyd, Pensacola Catholic, won the overall male and female scholarships, respectively.  The Pensacola Sports Foundation awarded these two individuals each with a $4,000 scholarship.  Other awardees were Luke Racine from Tate (University of West Florida Scholarship), Jordan Mann from Milton (Gary McAdams Memorial Scholarship), Heidi Vega from Pensacola High School and Matthew Blalock from Tate (Whataburger Books Scholarship), Mary Middleton from Pensacola Catholic (Dr. Alec Kessler Memorial Scholarship), Jacob Adler from Pensacola High School (Papa Jay Memorial Scholarship) .

Additionally, Pensacola State College awarded 24 individual sport winners with a scholarship.  

The individual sport winners are:

Baseball Bennett Shell:  Pace High School

Girls Basketball Sadie Nix: Gulf Breeze

Boys Basketball Luke Stringfellow: Pensacola Catholic

Cheerleading Jessica Roberts: Jay

Boys Cross Country Ryan Von Brock:  Gulf Breeze

Girls Cross Country Ana Rodriguez: Gulf Breeze

Football Darrell Hixon:  Navarre

Girls Golf Frances McKernan: Pensacola Catholic

Boys Golf Tyler Augler: West Florida

Boys Lacrosse Jake Molina: Gulf Breeze

Girls Lacrosse Sara White: Pensacola

Boys Soccer Justin Schubeck: Tate

Girls Soccer Carleigh Baerresen: Milton

Softball Megan Robertson: Milton

Boys Swimming Coulson Barfield: Washington

Girls Swimming Meghan Doyle: Washington

Boys Tennis Michael Ennis:  Pace

Girls Tennis Elizabeth Nowak:  Pensacola Catholic

Boys Track Keyshawn Helton:  West Florida

Girls Track Gabrielle Fountain:  Pine Forest

Volleyball Dina Razek:  Pensacola

Boys Weightlifting Patrick Richardson Pensacola

Girls Weightlifting Haylee Watson:  Jay

Wrestling Matthew Blalock: Tate


Schools in both Escambia and Santa Rosa nominate their senior athletes for each sport and submit the paperwork to Pensacola Sports.  A selection committee made of educators, community leaders, and Pensacola Sports board members reviews the anonymous applications and select the best person’s credentials for each sport.  Those are the individual sport winners.  Then they select the overall male and female winners from the individual sport winners.


For more information on the Sr. Scholar Athlete Banquet, how to get involved, or to support next year’s event, contact Amy Marquez at Pensacola Sports at 850-434-2800.

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