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GCSAA Legacy Award winners announced

by Jul 20, 2021 | Kelsey Underwood

Scholarship program assists children and grandchildren of association members

Lawrence, Kan. (July 20, 2021) – The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) has awarded 20 college scholarships as part of its Legacy Awards program.

To be eligible, applicants must be a child or grandchild of a GCSAA member. The program is funded by GCSAA’s philanthropic organization, the GCSAA Foundation, and supported by Syngenta. Each grant is for $1,500.

"Beyond serving GCSAA’s members in their profession, we’re proud to extend our reach to their families by supporting their academic pursuits," GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. "The Legacy Awards help relieve some of the financial burden of higher education costs for our members’ families, thanks to the partnership of the GCSAA Foundation and Syngenta."

The awards are based on academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities and leadership skills. Applicants must be enrolled full time at an accredited institution of higher learning, or for high school seniors, accepted at such an institution for the next academic year.

"Syngenta is dedicated to providing higher education via the Legacy Awards to further support GCSAA members and their family,” said Stephanie Schwenke, turf marketing manager for Syngenta. “Providing scholarships for students and grandchildren of association members is one way we can express our gratitude for the vital role superintendents play in sustaining the golf industry.”

2021 GCSAA Legacy Award winners (graduating high school seniors)
Mallory Hardesty, Western Kentucky University 
Richard Hardesty, Parent, Class B member, Fairway Golf Club, Wheatley, Ky.

Stephanie Lane, Fordham University
Richard Lane, Parent, Class A member, Hackensack Golf Club, Oradell, N.J.

Molly MacDonald, Liberty University
Brad MacDonald, Parent, Class A member, Granite Links Golf Club at Quarry Hills, Quincy, Mass.

Katherine Martell, Penn State University
Scott Martell, Parent, Class B, Penn State Golf Course, Dallas, Texas

Zachary Marten, Concordia University
Todd Marten, Parent, Class C member, Pine Hills Country Club, Sheboygan, Wis.

Laney Muench, Texas A&M University
Tim Muench, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, City of Dallas Golf Course, Dallas, Texas

Alexander Schell, Villanova University
Duane Schell, Parent, Class A member, Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top, Pa.

Alexandra Urbanski, West Chester University
Jonathan Urbanski, Parent, Class A, Wilmington Country Club, Wilmington, Del.

Ella Waddle, Iowa State University
Brandon Waddle, Parent, Class A, Lake Panorama National Golf Course, Panora, Iowa

Tyson Warner, Middle Tennessee State University
Tyler Warner, Parent, Class A, Andersons Inc., Maumee, Ohio

2021 GCSAA Legacy Award winners (college students)
Madeline Dykstra, Sierra College
Kyle Dykstra, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Sierra View Country Club, Roseville, Calif.

Madelyn George, University of Connecticut
Peter George, Parent, Class A member, Ravenwood, Victor, N.Y.

Caylee Irving, Wichita State University
Bill Irving, Parent, Class A member, Wolf Creek Golf Links, Olathe, Kan.

Julia Lupkes, Eastern Washington University
Todd Lupkes, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, The Old Works Golf Course, Anaconda, Mont.

Marissa Marten, Martin Luther College
Todd Marten, Parent, Class C member, Pine Hills Country Club, Sheboygan, Wis.

Kendall Robinson, University of Florida
David Robinson, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Marriott Golf, Orlando, Fla.

Mikayla Santjer, Northland College
Ross Santjer, Parent, Class A member, Moccasin Creek Country Club, Aberdeen, S.D.

Lauren Seliga, The Catholic University of America
Gordon Seliga, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Lake View Country Club, North East, Pa.

Maggie Tylor, Juniata College
Fred Taylor, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Mankato Golf Club, Mankato, Minn.

Alexis Wynn, King University
John Wynn, Parent, Class A member, WGC Golf Course, Xenia, Ohio