B-P hosts second annual Student-Athlete Recognition Program
Broadalbin-Perth pulled out all the stops for the second annual Student-Athlete Recognition Program on Monday, June 12.
Varsity student-athletes and their families began the evening by enjoying hors d’oeuvres and photos in the lobby of the Margaret Robin Blowers Auditorium, then took their seats for the main event. WNYT sports reporter and Fulton County native Lexi Swatt served as master of ceremonies for the night, while B-P alum and former professional basketball player Harley Fuller was the guest speaker.
Fuller played professionally overseas for five seasons and has since returned to the area to coach. He is the current head men’s basketball coach at Mohawk Valley Community College and a former assistant coach at Siena College and Mount St. Mary’s.
Fuller gave a motivational speech to student-athletes, reminding them that they can make the impossible is possible. “Even though it was 17 years ago, I still recall sitting in these very seats,” he said. “It goes to show that, with hard work and dedication, you can truly get yourself anywhere you want to be.”
Student-athletes from every varsity team were recognized throughout the evening, with special acknowledgment for those who have achieved academic honors, individuals who play three or four varsity sports, and winners of the B-P Sports Booster Club scholarship.
The evening culminated with the presentation of the Male and Female Student-Athlete of the Year awards to seniors Sam Hotaling and Emma Fraiser.
Fraiser was a Foothills Council all-star in 2022 and team MVP in 2021. She was also a member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams and was recognized as the outdoor track team’s MVP in 2021.
As a senior, Hotaling won the high jump at the Section 2 Group 3 indoor and Foothills Council outdoor track and field championships and was part of the 4×100-meter and 4×200-meter relay teams that won the Section 2 Division 3 championship. He has qualified for the state championship in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash, 4×100-meter and 4×200-meter relays, pentathlon, and high jump. He received the Section 2 Boys Basketball Scholar-Athlete Award as a senior and was named to the Section 2 Class C South Division first team as a running back in football.
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