Cowans, Gose capture top BW golf awards
By GARY HENERY
News Managing Editor
Senior TJ Cowans and junior Kyle Gose earned the top two postseason awards at the Big Walnut Golf Awards Banquet held October 15 in the Media Center at Big Walnut High School.
Cowans, who earned Third Team All-Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division recognition as well as qualifying to the Division I Regional Tournament, was presented with the coveted Golden Eagle Award. The Golden Eagle Award is awarded to a senior based on Character (40 percent), Scholarship (30 percent, 3.00 or higher GPA-3.241) and Athletic Ability (30 percent)
Gose, who also earned Third Team All-Ohio Capital Conference Capital Division recognition, was the recipient of the Low Stroke Average Award. Gose averaged 82.75 strokes per 18 holes in OCC matches.
Senior Evan Cannell and sophomore Ryan Cunningham joined Cowans and Gose at the podium for recognition. Cannell was presented with the Coaches Award. Cunningham was recognized as an Honorable Mention All-OCC Capital Division selection.
Under head coach Chuck Workman, Big Walnut posted a 128–90 record while placing seventh in the Division I Central District Tournament and fifth in the OCC Capital Division with a 13–15 record.
New Albany won the Capital Division with an unblemished 28–0 record followed by Olentangy and Mount Vernon which tied for second at 20–8 and Olentangy Orange which finished fourth at 18–10.
Workman, who was assisted by Jim Rinella, awarded six varsity letters, led by Cowans and Cannell who earned Varsity Blankets as four-year letter winners along with their Senior Plaques. Sophomore Kyle Bash joined Gose as two-year letter men while sophomore Chad Little joined Cunningham as first year letter winners.
Junior Varsity awards were presented to juniors Nathaniel Bartman and Adam Freeberg, to sophomores Daniel Steller and Jared Troyer, and to freshman Jacob Wilson.
Four members of the Golden Eagle squad, Bash, Cunningham, Gose and Cowans, were honored as Big Walnut Scholar Athletes (Varsity Letter Winner, 3.20 Grade Point Average).