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Harding Receives Prestigious Award



Clearwater Christian College senior Luke Harding from Washington, MI, was named the recipient of the Hank Burbridge Unlimited Potential Outstanding Christian Leadership Award by the National Christian College Athletic Association.

The Hank Burbridge Unlimited Potential Outstanding Christian Leadership Award is considered one of the most prestigious awards in the NCCAA. According to their website, the award is given to honor the NCCAA’s outstanding Christian baseball player of the year for both Division I and Division II, with potential to Christian Service through baseball. “The Student-Athlete must possess and demonstrate unlimited potential in serving Christ through athletics, their local fellowship, sports evangelism and/or other Christian organizations.”


In addition, Harding was also named an NCCAA Scholar Athlete. This recognition requires the athlete to sustain a minimum grade point average of 3.4 while participating in their sport.

Athletic Director James Whitaker said, “Luke has been a huge part of our baseball team over the past 4 seasons, and it is exciting to see Luke honored for his outstanding contributions to our baseball team both on and off the field. This award is the highest award given out by the NCCAA for baseball.”

Harding is the son of Mike and Jennifer Harding from Washington, Michigan, and a graduate of Bethany Christian in Troy, Michigan.