Knights News · 2019 Senior Athletics Awards


Jonathan Ausby III Scholarship: Jonathan was an outstanding student athlete in Football and Basketball. A senior honor student, he was voted Most Valuable Player in Football and was nominated for the Capital Classic Basketball All Star Team. He was selected to receive the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award in 1987. On February 17, 1987, he collapsed and passed away during halftime of the Andover Archers vs Brooklyn Park Bees High School Basketball Game. Through the work of the North County Athletic Boosters Club, Jonathan continues to help young people through a scholarship established in his name at North County High School. This year’s recipient is Rasul Turner.

Richard C. Hart Scholarship: Dick was a dream of the basketball coaching fraternity. He earned the respect of all because of what he taught, how he taught it and what he represented. He was everything that was a good teacher, coach and person. Through the work of the North County Athletic Booster Club, Mr. Hart continues to help young people through a scholarship established in his name at North County High School. This year’s recipient is Jaiden Ballard.

Greg March Scholarship: Greg graduated from Andover High School where he was a basketball player on the State Finals Team. After graduation, he served as an umpire with ASA and coached girls volleyball for North County and Glen Burnie High Schools. It was here that he touched the lives of many young people. He didn’t just coach kids, he went beyond coaching, teaching life lessons and forming relationships that lasted through the years. He truly made a difference in the lives of our students. Through the work of the North County Athletic Booster Club, Mr. March continues to help young people through a scholarship established in his name at North County High School. This year’s recipient is Kayla Myers.

Paul Rusko-Jean Boyd Scholarship: This award was established during the 1991-92 school year by the Anne Arundel County Coaches Association to honor years of dedication to physical education and athletics. Through the work of the North County Athletic Booster Club, the award is given to a male and female student athlete achievement, integrity and exemplary sportsmanship. This year’s recipients are Lucia Garcia and Opeyemi Babalola.

Richard Bohonek Scholarship: Richard, more commonly known as “Bo”, has been an integral part on North County Athletics. A former math teacher, Coach Bo was also a dedicated baseball coach and Assistant Athletic Director before his retirement. Through the work of the North County Athletic Booster Club, this award is given to a male and female student athlete who possess character, conviction and excel in the intangibles of sacrifice and fortitude. This year’s recipients are Mia Emrich and Jacob Murphy. 

Dan Krimmelbein Scholarship: Dan was a dedicated, courageous athlete and a fine young man. He personifies those traits which all of us find most admirable in an athlete: persistence, perseverance, and commitment. Through the work of the North County Athletic Booster Club, this award is given to a male and female student athlete who possess good leadership and citizenship and who achieved an outstanding athletic career. This year’s recipients are Corrine Hayhurst and Justin Owens.

CJ Holler Scholarship: Coach CJ Holler has been a staple in Anne Arundel County softball for more than three decades. With everything that Coach CJ has accomplished throughout his growing legacy, his greatest achievements have nothing to do with state, regional, and county championships, or even his win/loss record. The legacy that coach CJ leaves behind and continues to instill, lies in the hearts of the athletes that he has had the opportunity to coach. It lies in the traditions and memories that he has created and cherishes from season one through season thirty. The relationships that he builds with his players over the course of their high school careers is what keeps him coming back year after year. The CJ Holler Scholarship is provided to a recipient who is a graduating senior who is planning to attend a two year or four year institution and is a member of North County’s softball team. The recipient is someone who embodies CJ’s greatest character traits, including his love for the game and for each of his players. This student athlete is a leader on and off the field and is an exemplar role model for all of North County High School’s athletes. This year’s recipient is Destiny Zornes. 

Michael J. Baker Scholarship: Beloved Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, Mentor, and Friend! Ask anyone who has ever played for Baker, been in his class, coach with him at Brooklyn Park or worked for him at Brooklyn Park and North County and they’ll say the same two words – GOOD MAN! To him, it was most important that his students, athletes and colleagues were happy and successful in life. It wasn’t just about athletics to Baker, it was about bettering a community that he truly cared about. He was a positive role model to his students and athletes, encouraging them to make good choices both on and off the field that would help them reach their true potential. Whether you were a star athlete, the last player coming off the bench, or a student walking in the North County halls, he treated everyone with the same respect and expectation to be a good person and to have a positive attitude. Baker taught life lessons with a joke and a smile, and he was famous for WOW-ing the crowd with his BPHS Pep Rally basketball shots…full court, through the rafters, and SWISH!! He retired after 41 years, but never stopped supporting his North County community, which he considered family. This scholarship will continue his legacy to help North County High School Students achieve greatness. Through the work of the Mary Mac Foundation, the Baker Family and the North County Athletic Department, this award will honor a graduating senior who has demonstrated exemplary character, attitude, sportsmanship, team spirit and respect on and off the sports field. The student receiving this award must be graduating with a minimum 3.0 GPA and be going to a community college or a 4-year university. This years recipient of the Micheal J. Baker Scholarship is Kirsten Workley.