Senior Jonathan Stutts, of Charlotte, N.C., has won the Alexander Thomas Boehling '10 Memorial Award at Washington and Lee University.
The Boehling Award, selected by the vice president for student affairs, honors a senior for his or her campus leadership.
Stutts, an economics major, is co-executive director of W&L Student Consulting, which provides pro bono consulting services to for-profit and not-for-profit businesses and community organizations. He has worked with WLSC for the past three years, serving as a member of the James Moore Real Estate team his sophomore year and project leader of the End the Horrible Hire team his junior year. In addition, he co-hosts "The Wheelhouse," a weekly sports talk show on WLUR-FM.
A three-time all-Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball player, Stutts organized the a breast-cancer awareness event in conjunction with a Generals baseball doubleheader, which raised more than $3,500 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
Stutts, a shortstop and the Generals' captain, completed his four-year career with the most hits in Generals' history, 189. As a junior, he won both the Coach Joseph F. Lyles Baseball Award (for unselfish dedication and contribution) and the Tommy Baker Batting Award (for highest batting average). As a senior, he finished third in the ODAC batting with a .403 average and second in slugging percentage at .676. He led the league in on-base percentage at .485.
"His professors were uniformly complimentary of Jonathan's work and his leadership," said Sidney Evans, dean of students and vice president for student affairs. "They comment on his ability to juggle his responsibilities as a varsity athlete and other leadership roles while maintaining a strong academic record.
"In addition, I found him to be conscientious, persistent, thoughtful and engaging in working with him directly on the baseball team's breast cancer awareness event. He is clearly a leader both on and off the baseball field."
The Boehling Award was established in 2012 by classmates, fellow students, friends and family following Alex Boehling '10's death in March 2011 from a congenital condition of the nervous system. The award celebrates Alex's passion for W&L and the concept of leadership. It is presented near Commencement each year to recognize a senior undergraduate leader who demonstrates commitment to the mission of the University and the concept of leadership. Alex was valedictorian of his high school in Edenton, NC and a refounding brother of Beta Theta Pi, serving as recruitment chairman and vice-president. He was also vice president of the IFC and president of W&L's Rugby Club.
The first winner of the award was Gregory "Woodie" Hillyard, of the Class of 2012.
Jeffery G. Hanna
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs