Fulton resident wins Helen Stephens Award

Jacob Harrison of Fulton, Mo., was awarded the Helen Stephens
Award at William Woods University’s academic convocation and co-curricular
honors banquet last month.

The Helen Stephens Award is presented annually to an outstanding
student-athlete who has achieved
excellence both in the classroom
and in the area of
intercollegiate athletics. 

This award is presented to a student who demonstrates
the talent, discipline and desire that best
describes the legacy of William Woods alumnae and
Olympic champion, Helen Stephens.

The Helen Stephens Award is selected by the athletic department and is regarded
as the
department’s highest honor.

Harrison is a three-time Academic All-American Midwest Conference
recipient, an NAIA Scholar Athlete and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa National
Leadership Honor Society.
He was the 2011 Runner-Up for
AMC Player of the Year, a 2011 First Team All-AMC
selection, and a 2011 AMC Gold Glove winner. He was also a member of the 2011
AMC baseball tournament championship team. 
Harrison is an exercise science major and has
received Academic All-AMC all
three years playing for William Woods. This season, he is a 2012 First Team All-AMC and 2012
Gold Glove Team selection.         
Jacob Harrison, recipient of the Helen Stephens Award at
William Woods University, with Jason Vittone, athletic director (left) and
Darren Munns, baseball coach.