The Dr. Edwin H. Welch Lifetime Achievement Award
Making it to the MEC Basketball Finals is exciting. Doing so while being able to honor one of the team’s biggest fans makes it even more special. During the quarterfinal game Friday, March 2, the Golden Eagles defeated the Shepherd Rams, moving on to the semifinals. While the game was certainly exciting, another very special event occurred at halftime. Dr. Edwin Welch, President of UC, was honored by the Mountain East Conference with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions and dedication to both the MEC and WVIAC (West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). Not only was he recognized by receiving the award, the award was also renamed in his honor, and will now be known as the Dr. Edwin H. Welch Lifetime Achievement Award.