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University's highest athletic honors awarded April 26

A quartet of athletes were recognized Tuesday with APSUs most esteemed athletic honors.

Junior pitching star Rowdy Hardy, a preseason second-team Louisville Slugger All-American who has won 19 games in two seasons, was named Most Outstanding Male Athlete.

Junior track star Sherlonda Johnson, who for a second straight season has qualified for NCAA Regionals in the long jump and accounted for 17 of APSUs 23 points in the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track championships, has been named Most Outstanding Female Athlete.
A quartet of athletes were recognized Tuesday with APSU's most esteemed athletic honors.

Junior pitching star Rowdy Hardy, a preseason second-team Louisville Slugger All-American who has won 19 games in two seasons, was named Most Outstanding Male Athlete.

Junior track star Sherlonda Johnson, who for a second straight season has qualified for NCAA Regionals in the long jump and accounted for 17 of APSU's 23 points in the Ohio Valley Conference Indoor Track championships, has been named Most Outstanding Female Athlete.

Meanwhile, football standout Ryan Taylor, one of APSU's top tacklers in each of his three seasons, has been named Male Joy Award recipient as the most valuable senior athlete.

And Cassandra Peek, who was an integral part of three straight OVC basketball championships, has been named the Female Joy Award recipient.

In addition, junior women's tennis player Elizabeth Whelpley, who has a 3.954 GPA as a business marketing major, has been named Female Scholar-Athlete, while her male tennis counterpart, senior Jonathan Brown, who has a 3.883 GPA as an accounting major, has been named Male Scholar-Athlete.

Whelpley was named the Governors Club Academic Achievement Scholarship recipient for the rising senior with the highest GPA. Pom squad member Dana Price, who has a 3.92 GPA as a business administration major with a marketing concentration, was named the 2004-05 Governors Club Academic Achievement Award recipient as the graduating senior with the highest GPA.
—Brad Kirtley