The annual award, now in its 51st year, was presented by Waldorf President Dr. Bob Alsop and is intended for student-athletes who distinguish themselves athletically, achieve success in the classroom, are respected by their peers for leadership and work ethic and carry themselves as a person of honor.
Morgan, a senior men’s basketball player from Charlotte, Tenn., developed into one of the most consistent and reliable players for Waldorf during the course of the past four seasons. He has displayed great character on and off the court. Working hard in the classroom was a priority as he earned National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar-Athlete honors the last two seasons and is also a three-time conference scholar-athlete. As a senior, Morgan averaged 10.9 points, a team-high 8.1 rebounds and shot 54 percent from the field to earn all-conference honorable mention recognition from the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA). The 6-foot-4 forward led the Warriors with nine double-doubles and his rebounding average ranked third in the conference. Morgan helped lead Waldorf to 16-win seasons on two different occasions, which is a school record since becoming a four-year program and joining the NAIA. As a three-year starter for the Warriors, he concluded his career as the school’s all-time leading rebounder with 672 boards. In the school record books, Morgan is tied for third with 181 assists, ranks sixth in scoring with 803 points and finished in a sixth-place tie with 30 blocks. Throughout his four years at Waldorf, he’s maintained a high grade point average while majoring in pre-med. Morgan will move on from Waldorf to optometry school at Salus University in Pennsylvania to become an eye doctor.
Perkins has exceled in the classroom and on the court as a four-year starter for the Waldorf volleyball team. She has been named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete the past two seasons and a three-time conference scholar-athlete. In addition to playing volleyball, Perkins competed in sprinting events for the Warrior women’s track and field team as a junior last spring. On the volleyball court, the outside hitter from Olathe, Kan. appears in Waldorf’s record books in numerous categories. Perkins concluded her career as fourth all-time in school history with 802 kills, sixth with 938 digs, ninth with 86 total blocks and 10th with a .113 hitting percentage. Throughout college, she worked at the campus center, was involved with residence life for three years, along with being an Alpha Chi Honor Society member for two years and part of Waldorf’s Honors College all four years. Perkins will graduate from Waldorf with a degree in secondary education and endorsements in math and coaching. Perkins previously was a student teacher at Forest City Middle School and is currently teaching at Clear Lake High School.