Listings of OASA Scholarship Award Winners



Scholarship Awards

The Ontario Amateur Softball Association has a scholarship program rewarding the scholastic and academic excellence of OASA players at the Midget and Junior level enrolled in either a community college or university.  It is funded by a plan that accepts donations and receives significant proceeds from the Jack Cook Classic held each July.

The OASA Scholarship Committee met in September and after reviewing all the applications chose the following two individuals to receive the  award. 

Johnathan Baker, Kitchener
Tyson Zehr, Tavistock

Congratulations to Johnathan Baker and Tyson Zehr on their many contributions and achievements in school, sport and community service.

Johnathan Baker – Johnathan Baker from Kitchener attends Brock University studying Sports Management. He graduated high school in 2013 as an Ontario Scholar. He received an entrance scholarship from Brock for his high school marks. As well as being a good student Johnathan has established himself as a fine softball player. This past season he was named one of the captains for the Team Canada Junior Men’s softball team that participated in Whitehorse. In 2013 Johnathan was the only midget age player selected to play for Team Ontario. Johnathan has participated in numerous Canadian and Eastern Canadian Championships. He is not only an accomplished pitcher but a valuable utility player as well. Johnathan gives back to his sport by helping to coordinate and instruct at the Doug Neil pitching clinic in Kitchener. His overall dedication and sportsmanship to the sport of softball was recognized in 2012 when he was awarded the Peter Hallman Award by the North Waterloo Rural Minor Softball League.

Tyson Zehr – Tyson Zehr from Tavistock attends Western University/Richard Ivey in the Management and Organizational Studies program. He graduated from Waterloo District Secondary School with an honours Business Diploma. This past season as a member of the Tavistock Athletics he was chosen to play for Team Canada on the Junior Men’s team in Whitehorse. He was also picked up by the Napanee Express to compete with them at the U21 Junior Canadian championship where he earned a silver medal. He has also competed in a number of Eastern and Canadian championships. Softball is not Tyson’s only sports interest as he has won three OMHA championships in hockey with Tavistock. Tyson has an extensive volunteer resume which includes umpiring, mentoring minor ball players in the Tavistock area, skills camp instructor for hockey amongst other volunteer endeavours. A Certificate of Achievement was presented to Tyson during the 2012-13 school year for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals at Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School.

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