Four honored during Pitts-Delph luncheon

Two individual achievements the past year, one lifetime effort and a meritorious service award were honored Sunday during the Conway Athletic Awards Commission's Pitts-Delph luncheon at the Mabee Center at Central Baptist College.

Henry Hawk, a former football star at the University of Central Arkansas, coach and world-class masters runner, was presented Elijah Pitts Award for lifetime achievement.

Allen Gum, who led the UCA baseball team to a Southland Conference tournament championship and an NCAA regional final, earned the Marvin Delph Award for Sportsman of the Year.

Hendrix's Elizabeth Krug, who won the NCAA Division III hepthathlon last year, was award the Delph Award for Sportswoman of the Year.

Joe Mosby, longtime outdoor editor for the Arkansas Gazette and jack-of-all trades reporter for the Log Cabin Democrat, was presented the Joe B. McGee Award for career meritorious service.

Those awards were voted on by the CAAC, composed of local athletic officials and media.

Also recognized were eighth-graders from Conway public and private schools with Marvin Delph Student-Athlete Awards. They were Maridia Harper, Megan Solberg, Zach Freedle and Michael George Jr., Conway Blue; Casey Ott, Mae Roach, Joe Thomas and Logan White, Conway White; Lindsey Witting and Spencer Pope, St. Joseph; Kendra Lea and Aaron Martin, Conway Christian.

The student-athlete awards recipients were selected by coaches and teachers at the respective schools.

Further details in Tuesday's edition of the Log Cabin Democrat.

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