Gents Freshman Swimmer Eddie Dyess named SCAC Character and Community Honoree
Thursday, October 13, 2016

SHREVEPORT, La. – EDDIE DYESS, a freshman on the swimming team, has been named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Male Character and Community Award winner for the week beginning Oct. 10, 2016.

The SCAC honors the efforts of student-athletes who excel in the field of athletics, and also serve their campus and community.

“We are very proud of Eddie for being the Community Award Winner,” said Centenary head swimming coach Butch Jordan. “Eddie has a great positive attitude and has shown a willingness to go the extra mile in his training. This award clearly shows the same willingness away from the pool in his personal life.”

Dyess, an engineering major at Centenary, volunteers with the Special Olympics. He has been helping with this program for numerous years after just observing a couple of years prior to his involvement. While he helps out with all aspects of the program, he spends most of his time teaching and coaching swimmers.

Dyess also is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.

Swimming both breaststroke and freestyle for the Gents, Dyess recently competed in his first meet, helping the Gents knock off both Hendrix and Loyola. He helped the Gents finish runner-up in the 200-freestyle relay and third in the 200-medley relay, swimming the breaststroke leg. Dyess finished eighth in the 100 breaststroke.

Dyess and the rest of the Ladies and Gents swimming team returns to action Saturday morning, October 15, at Trinity.