PRESQUE ISLE – Women’s basketball player Deb Draper of New Gloucester and cross country runner Charlie Violette of Millinocket were named the female and male Athletes of the Year at the University of Maine-Presque Isle during the Owls annual awards banquet last week.
Draper, a senior, is UMPI’s all-time scoring leader with 1,342 career points. Violette, a junior, is a three-time District 5 champion. Senior Doug Gould of Millinocket received the Stanley H. Small Coaches Award for his work as a student trainer and statistician. Sophomore men’s basketball player Kirk Lurvey of Ellsworth received the McDonald’s Scholarship Award for academic excellence.