Muffet McGraw principal speaker at Dowagiac All-Sports Banquet
Published 2:59 pm Friday, June 2, 2006
By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
DOWAGIAC - Seniors David Stuppy and Kim Luthringer collected so many trophies and awards Thursday night at the 57th Dowagiac Athletic Booster Club All-Sports Banquet they almost couldn't carry them.
Stuppy and Luthringer were named the boys and girls All-Sports winners at the banquet held at Dowagiac Middle School.
Stuppy joins sister Jenna (2003) as the third brother-sister duo to win All-Sports awards. His mother Jamie (Nate) won the award in 1981 and his uncle Jeff received the honor in 1979.
Stuppy has earned seven varsity letters in football, baseball and baseball. He was named the Outstanding Male Freshman Athlete four years ago.
Stuppy, who will continue his baseball career at Hope College, was a Big 16 All-West Division team member as a quarterback and punter. He will play for the Michigan All-Stars in Sports Fest later this month.
Stuppy was a member of the honorable mention Academic All-State squad in football.
He was first team All-West in baseball for the past two years.
Stuppy also won the varsity football and baseball awards, as well as several scholarships.
Luthringer has earned 10 varsity letters in four years at Dowagiac.
She has competed in basketball, volleyball and softball.
Luthringer was selected for first team All-West Division in volleyball as a senior and was Academic All-State this past season.
In softball, Luthringer has been named All-West Division three times, as well as Division 2 All-District as a sophomore and junior.
She has helped the Chieftain softball team to more than 120 victories in her career.
Luthringer, who will continue her softball career at Lake Michigan College, has been named a finalist for the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar Athlete Award.
Luthringer also won the volleyball and softball awards on Thursday, as well as a Varsity Club Scholarship. She was also selected as a Big 16 Scholar-Athlete.