May 4, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The UAB Athletics Department held its annual Senior Banquet earlier this week on campus at the National Alumni Society House. The event serves as a time to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of the 2012 Senior Class.
In addition to awarding the seniors with their senior gifts, athletic director Brian Mackin handed out a total of nine scholarships to student-athletes from various sports. The athletic department also honored student-athletes who have been instrumental to the development of UAB athletics.
Those who received awards included:
Dorsey-Gallichio Endowed Athletic Scholarship - Keith DePew (Baseball)
Mervyn J. Goldstein Endowed Scholarship - TaRonda Randall (Women's Basketball)
Ralph Holmes Memorial Endowed Award - Patrick Palmeiro (Baseball)
George "Snoozy" Jones Scholarship - Ugonna Amarikwa (Football)
Old Boys Scholarship - Chris Williams (Men's Soccer)
Harry "The Hat" Walker Endowed Memorial Scholarship - David Hayes (Baseball)
National Alumni Society Women's Athletic Scholarship - Paula Alvarez (Women's Tennis)
Jerry D. Young Endowed Memorial Scholarship - Chase Daniel (Football)
SAAC Award - Kristina Vaughn (Track/Cross Country)
Also recognized during the event was UAB President Dr. Carol Z. Garrison, who was awarded an honorary letter for her contributions and support of UAB athletics.