DOBSON — Two Surry County natives have been honored as the top student athletes of the year for Surry Community College.
East Surry alum Seth Brim and Surry Central’s Kaitlin Kidd were named Male and Female Student Athlete of the Year respectively by Surry Community College during its annual awards banquet in May. Both recipients were nominated by a member of the Surry coaching staff with consideration given to academic and athletic performance, volunteer efforts in the community, exhibiting sportsmanship, and positive representation of Surry Community College.
Kidd excelled on and off the volleyball court for SCC all while working two jobs while attending the college full-time. A four-sport star (volleyball, basketball, soccer and swimming) at Surry Central, Kidd concentrated on volleyball with the Knights. During her sophomore season this past fall, Kidd helped lead Surry to a 25-9 record with 158 assists, 122 kills and 85 digs. Kidd led the Knights in assists her freshman season with 537. Kidd also excelled academically at SCC, where she was named to the dean’s list and president’s list after posting a 3.68 grade-point average (GPA). She obtained her associate’s degree this spring and also served as a college ambassador for Surry. Kidd attends Fairview Baptist Church.
A former standout at East Surry, Brim also made a huge impact at Surry Community College on and off the diamond. A captain of the baseball team this spring, Brim won three games and struck out 50 batters in 62 innings while pitching in 16 games. He was also recently featured in a photo of the NJCAA Review magazine with members of the baseball team assisting with the Surry County Sheriff’s Food Drive and Delivery. An active member in the youth group at Woodville Baptist Church, Brim also worked for the past several years with a landscaping company. He’s also been a volunteer with his local fire department the past six years. While at Surry Community College, Brim has been a member of both the dean’s list and president’s list with a GPA of 3.31. He graduated this spring with an Associate in Arts degree. Additionally, Brim recently was inducted as a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
Other Surry athletes honored at the May banquet were:
Most Valuable Player – Chad Burleson; Roy A. Vernon Coaches Award – Ross Hoffner; Offensive Player of the Year – Austin Buchanan; Defensive Player of the Year – Chase Snyder; Pitcher of the Year – Matthew Lambert.
Most Valuable Player – Nick Gunnell; Coaches Award – Wesley Brown; Most Improved – Joseph Marion
Most Valuable Player – Hayley Tickle; Coaches Award – Kaylee Johnson; Best Defensive Award – Taylor Little; Best All-Around Award – Erynne Chalk; Best Hustle Award – Brooke Bagwell
Most Valuable Player – Haley Hartman; Coaches Award – Kaitlin Kidd; Defensive Player of the Year – Morgan Hawks; Offensive Player of the Year – Kacie Markle; Most Improved – Karli Bullins