CRANFORD - Congratulations to Catherine Blowe and Liam Loughlin on being selected as the Cranford High School UCIAC (Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference) Scholar Athlete Award winners.

Each year, the school's athletic department selects a male and female student athlete who embodies the qualities of an exceptional scholar athlete—leadership, intelligence, dedication, and motivation—striving for greatness in athletics and academics. The following criteria were guidelines used to choose the 2020 UCIAC scholar athletes:

  • Must be a graduating senior
  • Must have participated in an UCIAC sponsored varsity sport
  • Must have exhibited athletic and academic excellence
  • Should have participated in extra-curricular activities

Blowe competed on the Cranford High School gymnastics team and represented her school earlier this year at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

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Loughlin played on the Cranford High School varsity football and lacrosse teams. Earlier this year, Loughlin signed his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Virginia Military Institute.

Athletic Director Darren Torsone Comments:

"It was an honor to announce Catherine and Liam as the Cranford High School recipients of the UCIAC Scholar Athlete Awards. Both Catherine and Liam represented Cranford at high levels both in the classroom as well as in athletics over the course of their high school careers. Catherine competed at the highest level in gymnastics over her career accumulating multiple honors at the conference and county level. In addition, Catherine qualified for the NJSIAA Individual Championships on more than one apparatus in her senior year. Over the course of Liam's high school career, he served as Class President, as well as the VP of Model United Nations, all while being a three sport athlete and a two sport captain.  We were fortunate to have Catherine and Liam represent our athletic program over the past four years and proud to have them as this year's recipients of the awards.