MacGregor, West Receive Heaton, Harnum Awards

MacGregor, West Receive Heaton, Harnum Awards

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna senior student-athletes Kade MacGregor and Ashley West have been named the respective winners of the athletic department's Heaton and Harnum Awards.

The Blair M. Heaton Award is given to the male student-athlete who best exemplifies a devotion to scholarship and athletics, along with self-discipline and courage that was characteristic of the highly-respected Susquehanna coach and math professor for whom the award is named.

The Harnum Award is named for SU Sports Hall of Fame head coach Connie Harnum, whose tenure at Susquehanna included 27 seasons as the head field hockey coach as well as the head coach of the women's tennis team. The award is given to the senior female student-athlete who best represents the ideals of intercollegiate athletics.

MacGregor is a four-year starter at long pole midfield for the men's lacrosse team and is a two-time First-Team All-Landmark Conference player. An accounting major, MacGregor became the program's first-ever junior to earn All-America status as he was an honorable mention in 2015.  MacGregor missed just one game over his four-year career and served as team captain in 2016.

He has been named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll every season in which he has been eligible and has also been named to the Susquehanna Dean's List each semester. MacGregor is a member of SU's Accounting Club and the International Business Honor Society (Beta Gamma Sigma) whose members are among the top 10 percent of business students in accredited business school across the globe.

MacGregor finished his four years with 70 career games and 205 ground balls which are second and sixth all-time, respectively, in program history.

West, meanwhile, holds a combined 10 program records across her four-year cross country and indoor and outdoor track & field careers. In cross country, she was the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and a four-time First-Team All-Conference runner. She was a NCAA Mideast All-Region honoree in 2015 and holds SU records in the three-mile and 6k races.

In 2015-16, West was named the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mideast Region Indoor Track Athlete of the Year after finishing the season ranked first in the 800m and mile runs in the region. She is a four-time NCAA Indoor Track & Field championship qualifier and earned All-America status in the 800m in 2014. West holds the Susquehanna and Landmark Conference indoor records in the 800m and mile and a school record in the 3000m run.

During her outdoor career, West was named the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and the 2014 Track Athlete of the Year. She is a two-time NCAA qualifier to date in the 800m run and holds Susquehanna and Landmark Conference records in the 800m, 1500m and 3000m runs.

West, a mathematics-secondary childhood education major, leaves SU as the only Landmark Conference athlete to win all three Rookie of the Year honors (cross country, indoor and outdoor track).

MacGregor and West will be honored at Susquehanna's annual Senior Reception on Friday, May 13.