Sequim’s Hope Glasser and Port Angeles’ Gary Johnson were among the eight Peninsula College athletes who won annual Pirate athletic awards this year, as announced Tuesday at the June PC Board of Trustees meeting.
Glasser, a sophomore basketball player, won the Art Feiro Award, which goes to the player who best exemplifies leadership, character, academics, and athleticism. The men’s Art Feiro winner was Isaiah Sampson, of Camas.
Johnson, a freshman, won the Inspirational Award for men’s basketball. The women’s inspirational winner was Ituau Tuisaula, of Soldotna, Alaska. The award is named after the William and Annie McMullan family.
In soccer, the Leadership Award honors late PC president, Dr. Wally Sigmar. That award went to Student Body President and NWAC champion defender Kascia Muscutt of Leavenworth. The men’s winner was Jeong Hyun Kang, from Seoul, South Korea. The Inspirational Awards went to Chiaki Takase, of Toyonaka, Japan and Nico Hernandez, of Yakima.
For esports, the Leadership Award went to Malleck Braun, of Port Angeles, and the Inspirational Award to Connor West, also of Port Angeles.
“We had so many high character and high achieving athletes this year, and so many high energy, hard-working, and inspirational kids, these winners really represent a great group,” said Rick Ross, Associate Dean for Athletics and Student Life. “That group achieved success in sports, academics and in our community. On the athletic front, all five of our teams made the playoffs, three of them won league championships, and we even had an esports athlete finish third in the nation in his sport. It’s always very bittersweet to see these young men and women graduate and move on, but that’s a big part of what we do and what they’re striving for.”