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GCSAA Legacy Award winners announced

by Aug 09, 2022 | Kelsey Underwood


Scholarship program assists children and grandchildren of association members

Lawrence, Kan. (Aug. 9, 2022) ­– 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 the GCSAA Foundation and supported by Syngenta. Each grant is for $1,500.

“GCSAA is proud to support members in the turfgrass industry beyond their professional life by assisting members’ family in furthering their education,” GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans said. “The Legacy Awards reduce financial burden of higher education costs, make it possible for the recipients to achieve their academic goals and set them up for success in their chosen field.”

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 thankful for the GCSAA Legacy Awards as an opportunity to support golf course superintendents and their families. These scholarships provide opportunities for future leaders to gain the education and experiences that will contribute to their future success,” said Stephanie Schwenke, turf marketing manager for Syngenta.

2022 GCSAA Legacy Award winners (graduating high school seniors)

Nathan Daly, Providence College Patrick Daly III, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Framingham Country Club, Framingham, Mass.

Ryan Dorrell, Ohio State University Chad Dorrell, Parent, Class A member, Springfield Country Club, Springfield, Ohio

Cabot Ellis, Texas A&M University Craig Ellis, Parent, Class A member, Eldorado Country Club, Indian Wells, Calif.

Jace Fast, University of Toledo Michael Fast, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Delphos Country Club, Delphos, Ohio

Abby Floyd, Middle Tennessee State University Paul Floyd, Parent, Class B-retired member, Decatur, Ala.

Palmer Hendrix, Georgia Tech University Stephen Hendrix, Parent, Class A member, Savannah Quarters Country Club, Pooler, Ga.

Chloe Honaker, West Virginia University Brian Honaker, Parent, Class B member, The Resort at Glade Springs, Daniels, Wyo.

Jake Larson, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse    William Larson, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Town & Country Club, St. Paul, Minn.

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

Jack Stone, University of Massachusetts-Amherst   Daniel Stone, Parent, Class A member, Quashnet Valley Country Club., Masphee, Mass.

2022 GCSAA Legacy Award winners (college students)

David Anderson, Arizona State University William Anderson, Parent, Class A member, Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Autumn Burnes, Appalachian State University Brannon Burnes, Parent, Class A member, Sequoyah National Golf Club, Framingham, Mass.

Caroline Daly, Boston College Patrick Daly III, Parent, Class A member, Framingham Country Club, Framingham, Mass.

Lida Dodge, Aurora University Vincent Dodge, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Nemadji Golf Course, Superior, Wis.

Elliott Ische, University of Denver Jeffrey Ische, Parent, Class A member, The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minn.

Emily Jotzat, Trine University Steve Jotzat, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Lost Dunes Golf Club, Bridgman, Mich.

Madeleine McCall, University of St Andrews Michael McCall, CGCS, Parent, Class A member, Metropolitan GCSA, Elmsford, N.Y.

J.T. Miller, Clemson University Jeffrey Miller, Parent, Class B member, Brays Island Plantation, Sheldon, S.C.

Anne Morgan, University of Illinois Kenneth Morgan, Parent, Class B member, Ruth Park Golf Course, St. Louis, Mo.

Tyson Warner, Middle Tennessee State University Tyler Warner, Parent, Class A member, Aqua Aid Solutions, Walling, Tenn.