Since its start in 1992, this program has given over $660,000 in scholarships to 395 outstanding high school student-athlete seniors in recognition of their hard work both on the field and in the classroom. The region’s top scholar-athletes are announced each month between September and May in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and twenty finalists are selected to attend the Awards Dinner at the end of the school year. The dinner features a guest speaker, followed by the recognition of all finalists, CJW Comeback Athletes of the Year, Williams Mullen Teams of the Year, and Scholar Athlete Winners and Runners Up.
Know a standout student-athlete?
Monthly nominations must be made by the school's activities director or the athlete's coach, and should be based upon the following criteria:
- Must be in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12.
- 3.0 GPA from the previous semester.
- Current good academic standing.
- Good character.
Attn: Eric Kolenich
P.O. Box 85333
Richmond, Va. 23293
2013 Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner
- Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Jefferson Hotel
- Speaker: TBA
- Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction: 6 - 7 p.m.
- Dinner & Awards: 7 p.m.
Scholar-Athlete of the Year ($7,500 each):
- Todd Wharton (Deep Run)
- Siobhan Rigby (Maggie Walker)
Runners Up ($4500 each): Scott Newton (Collegiate) and Megan Moye (Cosby)
Williams Mullen Teams of the Year ($1,000 each time):
- Cosby Girls’ Soccer
- Deep Run Boys' Tennis
Team runners Up ($500 each team): Cosby Softball, Petersburg Boys' Basketball
CJW Sports Medicine Comeback Athlete of the Year ($1500 each individual/$500 each school):
- Tracy Akers (Colonial Heights)
- Riley Brady (Cosby)
Other Finalists ($2500 each): Quent Alcorn (St. Christopher's), Drew Anderson (Maggie Walker), Christopher Cantone (Trinity Episcopal), Andrew Christovich (Powhatan), Taylor Dail (Hopewell), Becca Eudailey (New Kent), Amanda Kim (St. Catherine's), Emma Mitchell (Patrick Henry), Chris O'Neill (Deep Run), Ainsley Parrish (Thomas Dale), Austin Pruitt (Collegiate), Lauren Reichert (Clover Hill), James Russell (Matoaca), Nathaniel Settle (Blessed Sacrament Huguenot), Melissa Skoff (Matoaca), Valeriy Sviderskiy (Godwin).