December 16, 2003

Sherko Co-recipient Of Mcavoy Award


 

BAY CITY, Mich. â€Ã‚“ Commissioner Tom Brown of the GreatLakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) has announced that Northern Michigan Universitydefensive end Josh Sherko and Northwood University offensive tackle ScottStuible have been named co-recipients of the 2003 GLIAC Jack H. McAvoyAward.  The award is presented annuallyto the GLIAC football player who best combines outstanding character andleadership on the field, in the classroom and in the community.

 

Sherko, a Lockport, Ill.native, earned a 3.81 grade point average (4.0 scale) while carrying adouble-major of accounting and economics. He has been named to the GLIAC All-Academic football team in each of hisfour seasons at NMU, while earning Deanâ€Ã‚™s List honors eight times.  A 2002 Verizon first-team all-academicAll-District selection, Sherko serves as chairperson for the Beta Alpha Psiacademic fraternity at Northern.

 

Off the field, Sherko has been a strong influence in the Marquettecommunity.  He has served as a volunteerfor many community projects, including Special Olympics, Read Across Americaand St. Judeâ€Ã‚™s Hospital fund raising programs. Sherko enjoys sharing his football knowledge with kids, helping withlocal Punt, Pass & Kick competitions and area football camps.

 

Sherko tallied 42 tackles for the 2003 campaign (25 solo and17 assisted) from his defensive end position. He registered nine tackles for loss, including eight sacks and oneforced fumble.  Sherko garnered All-GLIAChonorable mention accolades for his efforts this past season.

 

Stuible, a native of Lansing, Mich., is currently enrolled in the M.B.A. program atNorthwood,

having graduated with a B.B.A. in Management InformationSystems last spring. He earned a 3.3 grade point average (4.0 scale) as anundergrad and was named to the Deanâ€Ã‚™s List. Stuible is four-time GLIACAll-Academic selection.

 

Stuible has helped the Midland communityby reading to children at local elementary schools and

volunteering a several youth athletic camps. A member ofthe Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Stuible has participated in severalcommunity and campus cleanup activities and is a member of the MidlandChristian Schools Charity basketball team.

 

A second-team All-GLIAC selection in 2003, Stuible helpedNorthwood place third in the GLIAC with a 6-4 record. He was named captain ofthe Northwood football team this season and helped his squad lead the league inrushing offense (230.9 yards per game).