Windham’s Chase Eye won the Character Award at the 2023 Greater Akron-Canton High School Sports Awards, presented by Akron Children’s Hospital, on Thursday.
Whether it’s in the classroom or in athletics, Eye has proven over the course of the last four years he will do the work to excel. He finished second in his class academically, with a 4.125 GPA. He starred for Windham on its football, baseball and basketball teams, and also gave golf a try as a senior.
Hard work in the weight room helped set Eye up for success as a throwback multi-sport athlete. He earned first-team All-Ohio honors in football, gaining 1,892 yards of total offense with 26 total touchdowns. On a team featuring just 16 players, he also stood out on defense. On the basketball court, Eye scored more than 20 points per game to earn special mention All-Ohio. In baseball, Eye hit .375 and was one of the team’s pitchers.
In all, more than 300 student-athletes were honored during the show, which celebrates athletes from the entire Akron and Canton areas. Twenty-nine athletes were honored as Players of the Year in their respective sports and 10 premier awards were handed out, including Boys Athlete of the Year, Girls Athlete of the Year, Boys Team of the Year, Girls Team of the Year, Boys Coach of the Year, Girls Coach of the Year, Courage Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Character Award and School Spirit Award.
The Greater Akron-Canton High School Sports Awards show is part of the USA Today High School Sports Awards, the largest high school sports recognition program in the country.