2016 WALTER J. TRAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Walter J. Travis Society is very proud to introduce the following winners of the 2016 Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship. Each of these students is to be congratulated for his or her success in the classroom, volunteer activities, approach to the game of golf, and personal development. They emerged as deserving winners from a very strong field of 31 applicants, who were given the full scrutiny of our 6-person Scholarship Selection Committee.
Harrison Agena—Syracuse, Nebraska. Entering Junior year at University of Nebraska—Lincoln. Majoring in PGA Golf Management with a minor in Business. Throughout his Sophomore year, Harrison continued to excel in his academic studies while remaining actively involved in campus and community activities, and meeting the responsibilities as an employee and parent. Internship supervisors have given Harrison high praise for his outstanding capabilities and leadership in handling the varied tasks involved in golf professional operations. Harrison’s interest and involvement in junior golf are a testament to his expressed wish to “instill a love of the game”. Harrison has proven himself to be a very worthy repeat recipient of The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship.
Colton Craig – Tulsa, OK. In the Fall, Colton will be a 5th year senior in the Landscape Architecture Program, at Oklahoma State University. During his four years at OSU, Colton has received special recognition for his outstanding academic achievement and successful leadership roles in both campus and professional organizations. Colton has a passion for golf course architecture that he describes as having begun when he was “nine years old and drawing pictures of golf courses”. In addition to his formal university training, Colton has taken steps to realize his passion by walking and studying golf courses, and reaching out to practicing golf course architects. He respects the history of golf course design and the works of the old masters. At present, he is involved in an internship with architectural firm, Tripp Davis and Associates.
Ashton Radvansky – Missouri City, TX. Ashton is entering his Sophomore year at Bucknell Universiy, in Lewisburg, PA, where he is enrolled in the School of Management. Ashton was a 2015 winner of The Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship. His outstanding accomplishments this past year earned this 2016 award in the amateur golfer category. Academically, Ashton’s Freshman year was exceptional, with a record that earned induction into an Honor Society for “top Bucknell First-year Students”. His 4.0 GPA was the highest among the school’s Division I golf team. His golf coach praised Ashton’s performance as a Freshman member of the Bucknell golf team, and expects that Ashton will be a “leader and integral part of this championship team” throughout his 4 years at Bucknell.
Anna Schatschneider – Avon, OH. This Fall, Anna will be entering Ashland University, in Ashland, OH, as a Freshman. Her goal is to become an athletic trainer working with young athletes in the development of their athletic skills and fitness. Anna qualified for this scholarship through her outstanding academic accomplishments throughout her high school, her exceptional record as a four-year starter, MVP, and Captain of her high school golf team. She was Medalist in several local and statewide tournaments. Anna’s leadership abilities, character, maturity, talent, work ethics, and determination were consistent themes in her references. She maintained a high level of academic and athletic performance while actively engaged in several school organizations and community volunteer activities.
SCHOLARSHIP RESERVED FOR STUDENT ASSOCIATED WITH TRAVIS SOCIETY MEMBER CLUB:
Ryan Dyck – Welland, Ontario. Ryan is an outstanding golfer who represents Lookout Point Country Club, in Fonthill, ON. In the Fall, Ryan will be returning to Lindenwood University, of St. Charles, Missouri, where he is majoring in Psychology and a very successful member of the Lindenwood golf team. Ryan has earned Mid-America Intercollegiate Association awards, including Freshman of the Year and All-Conference teams in 2015 & 2016. His academic record at Lindenwood is very impressive. His Lindenwood golf coach emphasized Ryan’s ability to communicate and “consistently motivate younger players” and to “set a great example with his time management skills”. Ryan’s community volunteer activities are noteworthy, and we greatly appreciated the depth of his insights into Walter Travis’s approach to the game of golf.