On Thursday, April 19, Montreat College held its 3rd Annual Cavalier Court of Excellence Banquet to showcase and honor the most exceptional, academic student athletes who pursue excellence in personal character, spiritual growth, and athletic competition for the 2017-18 academic year.

“We are so proud of the academic student athletes honored at the 2018 Cavalier Court of Excellence Banquet,” said Montreat College Athletic Director Jose Larios. “Over 140 students, faculty, administrators and trustees attended the banquet. We especially celebrate Brien Lancaster for earning the Cavalier Award of Excellence—the highest honor a Cavalier can earn at Montreat College.”

In addition to Lancaster (Track & Field and Cross Country), the court also honored Montreat College athletes Tori Klose (Soccer), Jesse Daniel Collins (Baseball), Derrick Cusano (Basketball), Darah DeWalt (Basketball), Jessica Evans (Volleyball), Sara Gwillim (Golf), Alona Kosenko (Track & Field and Cross Country), Aubrey Sluder (Softball), and Miguel Tudon (Soccer).

The event also featured addresses from 1996 Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel and Asheville Christian Academy Director of Athletics Joe Johnson.

The Cavalier Court of Excellence Banquet was sponsored by Blue Ridge Bone & Joint and Mr. Daniel Brunson.