Cal Maritime's Daniel Radford has been selected as the recipient of the Dr. Jim Davies Award as the 2016-17 Male Scholar Athlete of the Year in the California Pacific Conference.
Radford, a senior majoring in International Business and Logistics, completed his second season at Cal Maritime by setting the single-season scoring mark
and becoming the first Keelhauler to surpass the 1,000-point plateau. He was voted the conference's Player of the Year, earning a spot on the Cal Pac's First Team and then Honorable Mention on the NAIA All American squad.
Radford made just as big an impact in the classroom and in the community. After compiling a 3.7 GPA in his final year, he was on the school's President's List both semesters of his senior year, and he was named to the NABC Honors Court.
He was active in the community as well, volunteering in a number of local service projects. Radford was a regular participant in the school's reading program with Grace Patterson Elementary School in Vallejo, Calif., and he also gave his time to the Carquinez Highlands Mobile Home Park Clean Up and the Humane Society Event. Additionally, Radford participated in the school's Edwards Leadership Development Program, and he also completed Cal Maritime's International Experience this summer, visiting Spain and Portugal.
The Dr. Jim Davies Award is the highest award presented by the Cal Pac, named in honor of the man who passed away suddenly in November of 2015 after serving as the only Eligibility Chair in since the conference's inception in 1995.
Davies, who was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 2009, was an exemplary model of integrity, character, commitment, and leadership for 22 years, a loyal friend dedicated to ensuring the success of the Cal Pac and the NAIA. He was a constant model and supporter of character-driven intercollegiate athletics and was dedicated to the betterment of all student-athletes, his institution, his conference schools, colleagues and the NAIA.
In 2003, Davies was selected as the Administrator of the Year for the California Pacific Conference and in 2005, was named the recipient of the NAIA Wally Schwartz Award. Davies dedicated his life to make a difference in the lives of others, in the profession of athletics, and in the community.
After Davies died suddenly of heart attack in 2015, the California Pacific Conference Athletic Directors immediately renamed the Scholar of the Year award in honor of a man who epitomized the qualities of a Champion of Character.