by: DIANA ODUHO
Students, faculty and staff were present and dressed to impressed April 17 as Tiffin University’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) hosted the 3rd annual Green and Gold Awards. The awards ceremony, which was sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Corporation, celebrates the accomplishments of TU’s student-athletes on and off the field.
The student body nominated student, faculty and staff for respective awards, and the winners were chosen by a committee. Stephanie Smith and Holly Bigg are the SAAC advisors that helped make the night possible.
“The Green and Golds were very good this year. It’s awesome to see all the athletes come together and all be appreciated and dress up and look nice,” said Nini Wagner, a member of SAAC. “Because we’re athletes we don’t get to do that much!”
Some highlights of the night were James Ngandu (Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country) winning a high of three awards, and Nehemiah “Nemo” Hill winning the “#1 Dragon Fan.” James was extremely appreciative, thanking his coaches for the opportunity to come here and be a Dragon. Nemo is a second-grader who has created a relationship with Tiffin and specifically the football team through the Dragon Buddy program and received a standing ovation.
Below are the awards and winners from the night: