Multiple Teams · Honors Convocation Athletic Award Winners


Saint Joseph Academy is proud to share the award winners from the honors convocation which was held virtually on May 22.

The athletic department award winners were:

Kristen Eucker Scholarship – Catherine Dial ’21

This scholarship was introduced by the Athletic Booster Club in honor of Kristen Eucker, a member of the Class of 1999. Kristin was an athlete who participated in both Cross Country and Track while attending Saint Joseph Academy. At the beginning of what would have been her senior year, Kristen died unexpectedly, which marked the end of a promising young life. The Athletic Department has helped keep her memory alive through this scholarship.

Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Awards – Sarah Scarpitti ’20

The Archie Griffin Sportsmanship Award is part of an ongoing initiative to promote ethics and integrity in high school athletics, and the recipient must serve as a model of sportsmanship to her teammates.

OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award – Megan Harrison ’20

The Ohio High School Athletic Association established the Scholar-Athlete Award to honor student-athletes for their academic and athletic achievements.  This student athlete is an exceptional representation of what it means to be a scholar athlete.

Don Kostell Endowed Scholarship – Annie Allen ’20

The Don Kostell Excellence in Athletics is a book scholarship given each year to a member of the graduating class.  This award honors Don Kostell, former math teacher, athletic director, and coach of numerous sports here at Saint Joseph Academy.  The winner of the award is a multi-sport athlete, chosen as someone who epitomizes everything that Don meant to sports at Saint Joseph Academy – sportsmanship, character, leadership, integrity and academic excellence.

John Peyton North Coast League Award – Amanda Keim ’20

The former Commissioner of the North Coast League, John Peyton was a man of tremendous courage and spirit. His love for high school athletics and his concern for high school athletes were apparent in everything he did. Always a man of humility and dignity, John Peyton epitomized the spirit of high school athletics. The North Coast League created the John Peyton Memorial Award one year after Mr. Peyton’s death to honor a high school student who has consistently demonstrated a strong faith commitment, a love of athletics, positive school spirit, good sportsmanship, and respect for players, officials and fans.

NFHS Award of Excellence – Marie Musser ’20

The National Federation of High School’s Board of Directors the Ohio High School Athletic Association have established the NFHS National Award of Excellence to honor a student who has displayed exemplary sportsmanship, ethics and integrity.  This award is presented to a student who has exhibited these qualities of good citizenship, good moral character and good sporting behavior.