Not everyone in favor of athletics banquet

By Jay Siskin

Top athletes will be honored at the annual Athletics Banquet on May 4, but athletes from several teams have differing attitudes when it comes to the banquet.

Last year, the celebration was hosted by athletes and featured presentations designed by other student athletes. In prior years the banquet was held by coaches, and each coach spoke on their teams’ achievements.

Freshman Brittny Balog, a member of the women’s lacrosse team, thinks the banquet is a great opportunity for all the athletes to come together.

“I think the banquet is a good idea,” Balog said. “It gets all the athletes in one place and interact with one another and talk about team achievements.”

Senior swimmer Brenna Ghigliotto said she enjoys the event, but it can last too long.

“It’s a long event,” Ghigliotto said. “But they’re already aware and tested out formats since my freshman year.”

Although the banquet seems long at times, she thinks the banquet should be required.

“I think its fun, definitely necessary,” Ghigliotto said. “It’s a nice way to look back at the past season after having a few months off. As far as changes, I can’t think of any.”

Clay Warner, a senior on the track and field team, says he does not know much about the event.

“I don’t even know what the banquet is about to be honest,” Warner said.

The senior is also not a huge fan when it comes to athletic ceremonies.

“I don’t know much about it,” Warner said. “But I have never been a fan of banquets unless there are actually awards for everybody being given out for certain accomplishments.”

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Ashley Shuler is the executive editor of The Franklin. She has held various multimedia journalism and public relations internships, including positions at Indianapolis Monthly, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Dittoe Public Relations.

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