AU recognizes senior athletes

Mon, 2012-07-30 13:05 -- univcomm

Anderson University announced the 2004-2005 Male and Female Senior Athletes of the Year during chapel convocation on Tuesday, April 19. The recipients were recognized for their academic and athletic achievement during their career at AU. Sean Thompson and Jennifer Ferguson were this year’s recipients.

"I am deeply honored to recognize two young people who have distinguished themselves during their time at Anderson University," Athletic Director Mike Zapolski said. "Both persons have compiled an impressive resume of academic accolades and extra-curricular achievements while dedicating a significant amount of effort and energy toward representing the University in the important discipline of intercollegiate Athletics."

Ferguson, a native of Anderson, Ind, is a four-year letter winner in soccer. During her athletic career at AU, she scored 50 goals and was named to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference team on three occasions. A three-time Academic All-Conference honoree, she was named as the league’s Freshman of the Year in 2001. Ferguson served as team captain for two years and currently holds 13 school records.

Ferguson is a graphic design major with a double minor in French and writing. She was the recipient of the University’s Academic Honors Scholarship and has been named to the Dean’s List each semester during her academic career.

Thompson has earned All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors for four years. Leading the teams to win the league championship each season, he served as team captain from both the men’s cross country and track and field teams. A native of Dundas, Ontario, Canada, Thompson has been recognized as an Academic All-American at both the national and conference level. In March, he became AU’s first recipient of a NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship.

Thompson is a biology major with a cumulative GPA of 3.987. He scored in the top three percent nationally on the MCAT exam and plans to attend the Indiana University School of Medicine in the fall.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, theology and nursing.