SEARCY - Zach Roddenberry, a member of the Harding University men's basketball team from Conyers, Ga., was honored in chapel Thursday as the male 2013 M.E. Berryhill Award winner. Tiffany Chambers from the women's track and field team was the female winner.
The Berryhill Award is the highest award the Harding athletic department gives and is named after former coach and athletics director M.E. Berryhill. The honor is given to a senior male and female athlete who possesses the characteristics of athletic excellence, academic achievement, social maturity, and spiritual example.
Roddenberry was part of two NCAA Tournament teams at Harding, including the 2012-13 team that reached the Central Region semifinal, and finished his career with 1,076 points (25th all-time). As a junior, Roddenberry led the NCAA and set a Harding record by shooting 69.5 percent. He earned 1st Team All-Great American Conference honors in 2012 and 2013 and was named All-Central Region as a senior.
Roddenberry will graduate in May with a degree in social science.
Roddenberry is the 13th Harding men's basketball player to receive the Berryhill Award since its inception in 1963. The last was Stephen Blake in 2011.