SEARCY (HardingSports.com) – Matt Calhoun, a member of the Harding University baseball team from Searcy, Ark., was honored in chapel Wednesday as the men's 2014 M.E. Berryhill Award winner. Kristen Celsor from the women's track and field and basketball teams and Mollie Arnold of the volleyball team were the women's winners.
The Berryhill Award is the highest award the Harding athletic department gives and is named after former coach and athletics director M.E. Berryhill. The honor is given to a senior male and female athlete who possesses the characteristics of athletic excellence, academic achievement, social maturity, and spiritual example.
Calhoun is a four-time Great American Conference Hitter of the Week and currently leads the GAC with a .386 batting average. He is a .307 career hitter with 15 home runs and 110 RBI in 173 games. Calhoun is Harding's career leader with a .991 fielding percentage.
Calhoun, a two-time Academic All-GAC honoree, is an exercise science major with a 3.56 grade point average.
Calhoun is the fifth Harding men's baseball player to receive the Berryhill Award since its inception in 1963 and the second in the last three years. Chase Presley won the award in 2012.