Marcus Dozier and Alex Grissom Named Phil Eskew Award Winners

Marcus Dozier and Alex Grissom Named Phil Eskew Award Winners

Greencastle, Ind. - Marcus Dozier (South Bend, Ind./Riley) of the track and field team and Alex Grissom (Franklin, Ind./Franklin) of the swimming and diving squad have been selected DePauw's top senior male student-athletes by the University's department of intercollegiate athletics as co-recipients of the Phil Eskew Award.  

The Eskew Award is presented annually to a senior male student-athlete who best exemplifies effort and excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, integrity, dedication to the team, campus involvement and community service.

Dozier, an education studies major and art history minor, was a three-time outdoor NCAA Division III all-America honoree including twice in the discus in 2014 and 2016 and once in the shot put in 2016.

A 10-time all North Coast Athletic Conference performer, Dozier captured six conference titles with two each in the indoor and outdoor shot put and two in the outdoor discus. He was named the conference's field events MVP at both the 2015 and 2016 NCAC Outdoor Championships. Dozier was voted by the student body to serve on the DePauw Alumni Association Board and was president of the Wrestling Club. He also was named to the Dean's List two semesters.

Grissom, a geology major, competed at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships all four years, earning honorable mention all-America honors four times in the 500-yard freestyle. He was a member of three all-America 800 free relays and one honorable mention all-America in addition to a fourth-place finish in the 400 free relay as a sophomore. Grissom was part of three all-NCAC 800 free relays and 400 free relays that twice earned all-conference honors. Grissom swam on the school-record 800 free relay that finished fifth in the nation in 2015.

A Holton Scholar at DePauw, Grissom earned the Trustee Award as well as the Evans Endowed Scholarhip, Dr. Charles Leonard Bieber Scholarship and Hugh Richard Gault Memorial Award. Grissom served as a team captain and first year mentor, while also leading Beta Theta Pi fraternity as its president. He was a three-time Dean's List selection.

Other finalists for this year's Eskew Award included Alec Kaczkowski (tennis) and Mitch Reavis (soccer).

Caroline Zadina, of the women's soccer team, was named the recipient of the Amy Hasbrook Award as the top senior female student-athlete. Complete information on that is available here.

The awards are named for former DePauw student-athletes Amy Hasbrook '00 and Phil Eskew Jr. '63. Hasbrook was a four-year letterwinner for the women's basketball team who lost her life in a fire in 2002. Eskew, the president of DePauw's "D" Association for over 20 years, was a 1994 inductee into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame and was instrumental in its formation in 1986.

Amy Hasbrook Award Winners Phil Eskew Award Winners
2005 Amy Argetsinger, basketball 2005 JaMarcus Shephard, football/track and field
2006 Leslie Dillon, cross country/track and field 2006 P.J. Mitchell, baseball
2007 Liz Bondi, basketball/tennis 2007 Evan Webeler, tennis
  Sarah Gates, golf 2008 Rob Alexander, swimming and diving
2008 Katie Doogan, swimming and diving   Jeremiah Marks, football
2009 Amanda Stier, swimming and diving 2009 Michael McNelis, football
2010 Lauren Reich, cross country/track and field 2010 John Cook, swimming and diving
  Megan Soultz, softball   Spud Dick, football
2011 Courtney Lauer, track and field 2011 Jonathan Lambert, football
2012 Catie Baker, swimming and diving 2012 Kreigh Kamman, soccer
2013 Bridgette Shamleffer, field hockey 2013 Matt Kukurugya, swimming and diving
  Kate Walker, basketball
2014 Paige Gooch, golf 2014 Jack Burgeson, swimming and diving
2015 Maggie MacPhail, tennis 2015 Alex Alfonso, swimming and diving
2016 Caroline Zadina, soccer 2016 Marcus Dozier, track and field
      Alex Grissom, swimming and diving