Teresa Edwards ’23 has been named the 2022 recipient of the Coach Sheahan Excellence Award. The award is named after the late Bill Sheahan, who coached the Academy’s basketball team to its 115-game winning streak and enjoyed a 27-year relationship with the Academy. It is presented to a rising senior who exemplifies the values that Coach Sheahan ascribed to in his own life and coaching style: A Christ-centered life, a devotion to family, a conscientious student, a leader and person of integrity and commitment who is loyal to herself, her school, and her community. The award includes a scholarship towards tuition.
In his nomination of Theresa, Coach Dave Geiser noted that Theresa is a classroom leader who exhibits calmness, composure, and a focus on the development and well-being of her peers. She exhibits Christian values as written by the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians: patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Coach Geiser also noted that as a three-sport athlete, Theresa has “a mindset and focus on making everyone—fellow students, teammates, and others—more successful not by grabbing power or telling everyone what to do, but by helping them to develop and perform better.”
On Monday, May 23, the award was presented during the Underclass Awards Ceremony by Athletic Director Dena Rapoport.