Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A Deserving Honor

At the Dartmouth athletic department's Celebration of Excellence last night on Memorial Field senior defensive lineman Jeremiah Douchee took home one of the top awards. The college website notes that Douchee . . .
. . . was recognized as the winner of the Class of 1950 Award as “the varsity student-athlete who has demonstrated the most extraordinary commitment to community service.” A native of Chicago, Douchee's interpersonal skills, sense of humor and comfort in discussing social issues, problems and concerns have allowed him to be an effective bridge in the college community. The list of community service activities both on and off campus is extensive, from Coaching for Captains to the START Ready Program, Big Green Read to March of Dimes, Children of Flint to the African American Society. He is also involved in Green Key, the President's Committee on Sexual Assault, Locked Up and Locked Out, Alpha Phi Alpha, Tucker Fellow and several more. On the field of competition, he posted 14 tackles, one for a loss, and blocked three kicks, two against Harvard and another on the final play to clinch a 20-17 victory over Towson.
Douchee will be a fifth-year senior in the fall after missing two years because of injury.

Among the nominees for the nominees for the Alfred E. Watson Trophy for the outstanding male athlete was linebacker Flo Orimolade. Quarterback Jack Heneghan was a nominee for the Class of '48 Scholar Athlete Award.

Interestingly, the Timothy Wright Ellis 1955 Memorial Award "given to a man showing extracurricular and scholastic drive, spirit, loyalty and amiability and nominated and voted on by the captains of the men's teams," was presented for the second year in a row to a graduate of nearby Hanover High School. This year's winner was soccer player Brendan Barth. A year ago the winner was football wide receiver Daniel Gorman.

Find the full release about this year's Celebration of Excellence HERE.
Check out graduating Dartmouth safety Charlie Miller's page on the Jacksonville Jaguars site: