Kamin doubles up on awards, joined by Maki, Bevins | Information, Sports activities, Jobs

Polite photo Pictured are Escanaba’s Bryant Maki (left) and Nicole Kamin (right) who recently received senior awards at Escanaba. Maki and Kamin were both awarded the Pfotenhauer / Gessner Prize, and Brody Bevins and Kamin were selected for the Gary Abrahamson Senior Athletic Award.

ESCANABA – Escanaba seniors Nicole Kamin, Bryant Maki and Brody Bevins received athletic honors during Escanaba’s graduation week last week.

Kamin and Maki both received the Pfotenhauer / Gessner Prize, while Kamin and Bevins received the Gary Abrahamson Senior Athletic Award.

The Gessner Prize has been awarded since 1924, and the name Pfotenhauer was added in 1992. Herman Gessner was an Escanaba businessman while the brothers Bob, Don and Merle in Escanaba were heavily involved in athletics.

The Gary Abrahamson Senior Award is presented to the senior male and female athlete who earned the most college sports letters with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

In her senior year as Escanaba Eskymo, Kamin competed in volleyball, basketball and softball.

Kamin – and her basketball teammates – made it to the state quarter-finals this year. First time ever for an Escanaba girls’ team.

In addition to breaking 1,000 career points and becoming the top scorer in Escanaba history, Kamin was also named Ms. UP Basketball, Player of the Year, and the All-UP Dream Team (by the UPSSA) Great Northern Conference Player of the Year and was named to the Division 2 All-State First Team.

In her last home game of the regular season, Kamin managed a home run to end her time on the softball team at Escanaba.

Kamin will bring her basketball talent to Grand Valley State University next year.

Maki, who played soccer, basketball and baseball that year, received the GNC All-Conference award for soccer.

For soccer, he was also appointed to the first team of the Division 4 Detroit Free Press All-State after his junior season.

Like Kamin and the girls ‘team, Maki and the boys’ Eskymos made it to the state quarter-finals this year. The first time since 1961.

Maki was voted Teammate of the Year at the Eskymos basketball banquet.

Next year Maki will be on the grate at Michigan Technological University.

Bevins has also participated in several sports, in cross country and wrestling.

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