Columbia College Affinity Magazine: Summer 2020

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CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE The annual Cougar Athletics Celebration of Excellence recognizes top student-athletes and program supporters for their accomplishments during the academic year. Due to the pandemic, this year’s 2019-20 awards were announced virtually. –CFP BOB BURCHARD CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP KENNY PIPER: Baseball BURDETTE FREW FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP KATE MARSHALL: Soccer CHUCK BOBBITT SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP JACEY MEYER: Softball VIRGINIA & STANLEY WILLIAMS AWARD TESS LOSACKER: Track & Field

Summer 2020

MALE BREAKOUT PERFORMER JOHN THOMAS Lacrosse After sitting out last season, provided a spark to the 2020 team; the skilled attacker tallied 12 goals through the first five games, helping the Cougars to a top-five national ranking.



FEMALE BREAKOUT PERFORMER SIDNEY BRANSON Volleyball Played in all 35 matches and was second on the team in total kills (401) and third in digs (284)

MALE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR CARSON LINDSEY Soccer AMC Freshman of the Year, All-AMC Defender, NAIA Honorable Mention All-American, played a key role in the men’s soccer team national semi-final appearance

FEMALE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR LUISA FERREIRA Volleyball AMC Freshman of the Year, First Team All-Conference, NAIA Second Team AllAmerican, sixth freshman in CC history to earn AllAmerica accolades