Sardis secondary school grad Brad Fitzsimmons was given the Jesse Penner Memorial Award as Douglas College held its athletics banquet March 27.
Fitzsimmons graduated from Sardis in 2012.
A product of Chilliwack Minor Baseball and the Sardis Baseball Academy, he was recognized for his leadership, work ethic and team loyalty.
The award is named in memory of a former student and baseball player at Douglas College who passed away suddenly in 2006.
Fitzsimmons is in his second year at Douglas College. He is a right-handed pitcher for the Royals.