Ameretta Gaskin (cheerleading) and Dan Johnson (football) were named the 2010 recipients of the W.W. Law Athletic Scholarship during the Savannah State University Athletics Banquet, held in the Savannah ballroom in the King Frazier Student Center on the SSU campus.
Gaskin is dedicated academically as much as she is athletically. She is a Junior, Behavior Analysis major from Lithonia, GA. She is a member of the Behavior Analysis Student Association, Pi Gamma Mu National Honor Society for the Social Sciences and Alpha Kappa Mu Nation Academic Honor Society; and she has appeared on the SSU Dean’s List five times. Gaskin has been a member of the cheerleading squad for the past two years as a base and a back-spot and has helped coordinate and contribute to new routines and ideas for the program. She is a great student leader and represents the squad on the Student Athlete Advisor Committee and in community service activities.
Johnson is the ambassador of hard work and commitment. He is a Mass Communications major from Augusta, GA. He is a senior and has been an honor student all four years at Savannah State University, with two semester Dean’s List and one President’s List recognitions. He, too, is actively engaged in campus life serving as President of the campus ministries, a volunteer with LVD mentoring program, and has helped start a battered women’s shelter. Johnson is a member of Players by the Sea theater troup and is in his fourth year as a Letterman at Savannah State as a offensive lineman in the football program.
The WW Law Athletic Scholarship Award was named in honor of Savannah State graduate Wesley Wallace Law, the only person to receive a Doctorate from the institution
Each year, the Savannah State University Booster Club requests the names of two students who have and who will represent Mr. Law in continuing the Savannah State University legacy of scholarship and excellence. And, each year the Savannah State University Booster Club recognizes these students with a token of appreciation for their hard work.