BIG RAPIDS - Junior Aaron Lewicki (Livonia), a member of the 2008-09 Ferris State University men's ice hockey team has been named the Jimmy Swears Courage Award recipient for the 2008-09 athletics season.
Lewicki, a two-time (2007-08 and 2008-09) Ferris State Central Collegiate Hockey Association's (CCHA) Scholar-Athlete of the Year representative, has had to cope with the loss of his mother (Sue) since his time as a FSU student-athlete. Despite the personal loss, Lewicki has continued to excel both on the ice and in the classroom.
The Ferris State Athletics Department's Jimmy Swears Courage Award is presented to a deserving student or current personnel within the Bulldog Athletics program who, when confronted with a life-altering situation, has used perseverance, dedication and determination to overcome the odds. Nominees are an inspiration to their peers, serve as a role model to others and be a team leader while responding to adversity. Those individuals nominated for the award must be involved within the Bulldog intercollegiate athletics program and possibly include student-athletes, student managers, student coaches and/or student athletic trainers in addition to current athletics department personnel.