Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-20 EMU Athletic Honors Banquet needed a new look this year.
Instead of the traditional banquet setting in EMU's Martin Chapel, the honors will now be awarded as part of an online video. The Athletic Honors Show will be this Friday night at 7:00pm, streaming through the EMUroyals.com webstreaming page.
The annual event, which celebrates all of EMU's senior student-athletes, also includes awards for Academic Achievement, Freshman of the Year and Athlete of the Year. Four seniors also share a reflection on their time playing a sport at EMU.
The culmination of the night is the President's Award, given to the male and female student-athlete who has most exemplified the values of the athletic department through academic achievement, athletic contribution, Christian commitment, leadership, campus involvement and service.
A special feature this year are shareable graphics designed for Instagram and Facebook stories, especially Friday night but also all weekend, with EMU Commencement originally scheduled for this Sunday, May 3. Student-athletes are encouraged to share about themselves and their future plans, while family and friends can share why they support an EMU Royal. Images can be downloaded below, or found on the EMU Athletics Instagram and Facebook pages.