GCSAA Legacy Award winners announced

The scholarship program for children and grandchildren of GCSAA members has awarded grants to 20 college students.


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GCSAA has awarded 20 college scholarships as part of its Legacy Awards program.

To be eligible, applicants must be a child or grandchild of a GCSAA member. The program is funded by GCSAA’s philanthropic organization, the Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG), and is supported by Syngenta. Each grant is for $1,500.

“GCSAA strives to not only improve the careers of our members, but to make a difference in their lives,” says GCSAA CEO Rhett Evans. “With the support of the EIFG and Syngenta, the Legacy Awards help ease the cost of higher education for our members’ families.”

The awards are based on academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities and leadership skills. Applicants must be enrolled full time at an accredited institution of higher learning, or, for high school seniors, accepted at such an institution for the next academic year.

“Syngenta is proud to be a part of the Legacy Awards because it has always been a way for us to give back to golf course superintendents, who give so much of themselves to the golf industry,” says Stephanie Schwenke, turf market manager for Syngenta.

2018 GCSAA Legacy Award winners

Graduating high school seniors:

Lindsey Adams, Massasoit Community College
Parent: Jason Adams, superintendent, Blue Hill Country Club, Canton, Mass.

Maggie Cincotta, Baylor University
Parent: Sean Cincotta, CGCS, Laguna Woods Village, Laguna Hills, Calif.

Sarah Franceschini, Flagler College
Parent: Frank Franceschini, superintendent, Indian Island Golf Course, Riverhead, N.Y.

Brett Johnson, Lake Superior College
Parent: Steven Johnson, CGCS, Voyager Village Golf Club, Danbury, Wis.

Kenneth Kresina, Ohio State University
Parent: Keith Kresina, superintendent, The Golf Club, New Albany, Ohio

Grant Naudet, University of Kansas
Parent: Paul Naudet, superintendent, The Club at Porto Cima, Lake Ozark, Mo.

Matthew Perconti, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Parent: David Perconti, superintendent, Kebo Valley Golf Club, Bar Harbor, Maine

Megan Reed, Brown University
Parent: Eric J. Reed, CGCS, Valley Country Club, Sugarloaf, Pa.

Sadie Richau, Western Carolina University
Parent: Steve Richau, superintendent, Pinewood Country Club, Asheboro, N.C.

Taylor Singh, Chapman University
Grandparent: Santokh “Sam” Singh, deceased

College students:

Asheley Crabtree, George Fox University
Parent: Jeffrey Crabtree, superintendent, Oak Knoll Golf Course, Independence, Ore.

Kathryn Dettmer, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Parent: David Dettmer, CGCS, Green Resource, Colfax, N.C.

Evan Hammon, University of Michigan
Parent: Steve Hammon, superintendent, Traverse City (Mich.) Golf & Country Club

Megan Lowrie, Oklahoma State University
Parent: Brian Lowrie, superintendent, John Conrad Golf Course, Oklahoma City

Janie Oelmann, Auburn University
Parent: Jeff Oelmann, CGCS, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National, Opelika, Ala.

Madisen Prasek, University of South Dakota
Parent: Gordon Prasek, superintendent, Jamestown (N.D.) Country Club

Trevor Roznowski, Ferris State University
Parent: Jason Roznowski, superintendent, Red Hawk Golf Club, East Tawas, Mich.

Kyra Schell, Villanova University
Parent: Duane Schell, superintendent, Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top, Pa.

Mitchell VanHerwynen, University of Wisconsin
Parent: Jim VanHerwynen, CGCS, South Hills Golf and Country Club, Fond du Lac, Wis.

Grace Warner, University of South Carolina
Parent: Robert Warner, retired