Maci Cole awarded Brian Groves Memorial Scholarship
In honor of former Cowley College golfer Brian Groves, Cowley College sophomore Maci Cole was named this year's Brian Groves Memorial Scholarship recipient during the 27th annual Tiger Skins/Brian Groves Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday at Ark City Golf & Fitness.
Brian Groves' father, Mike, was on hand to present Cole with the award. Cole is a member of the Lady Tiger softball team and is majoring in pre-engineering. She has a grade point average of 3.58.
Brian Groves (Class of 1998) was a member of the Tiger golf team before moving on to Southwestern College in Winfield. He was tragically killed in a one-vehicle accident in 2002.
Leading the 2022 Cowley College softball team in nearly every offensive category, Cole was named an NJCAA Division II All-American. Cole batted .486 with 14 home runs, 20 doubles, and 62 runs batted in. She added six triples and 27 stolen bases as Cowley finished the season with a record of 38-14.
"This is a great honor, and this scholarship means the world to me," Cole said. "I love it at Cowley and am very grateful for everything the school has done for me."
Although there were several worthy candidates for the Brian Groves Memorial Scholarship, in the end, the school could not go wrong with selecting Maci Cole.