Five mathematics and computer science students were honored at the first-ever James T. Glerum, Jr. Top-50 Student-Athlete Banquet on April 9. Each honoree was asked to invite a professor to accompany them to the event, and to introduce them to the assembled students, faculty, and administrators. Sophomore field hockey and softball player Karla Dixon and sophomore soccer player Abby Kerbaugh were introduced by Professor Don Bonar. Junior football defensive lineman Nat Kell, junior distance runner Steven Johnson, and sophomore swimmer Andrew Quinn were introduced by Professor Jessen Havill. The goal of the event is to celebrate the academic accomplishments of Big Red student-athletes and the faculty members who have supported their goals. The event is in honor of Glerum, a 1982 Denison graduate and former member of the Big Red men’s basketball team.
Nat Kell was also the recipient of the Ted Barclay Top Five Award. This award is given to five individuals who represent the Denison athletic department in a positive manner through their athletic ability and scholarship.