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Osages to receive the Ferguson Jenkins Outstanding Student Athlete Award

DeShawn Lookout and Trevor Boone sign their Letters of Intent with OU and OSU. Courtesy Photos

Osage tribal members Trevor Boone and DeShawn Lookout will receive the Ferguson Jenkins Outstanding Athlete Award tonight at the Jim Thorpe Museum & Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.

One of Oklahoma's most prestious awards for athletes, Boone and Lookout will receive their awards for baseball achievement during the Warren Spahn Award Gala. The award is given in the name of Baseball Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins.

Both Boone and Lookout have both signed Letters of Intent to Division I universities and both have decided to stay in Oklahoma.

Boone, a 6-foot-1 catcher for Tulsa Memorial High School, signed with Oklahoma State University. He was pursued by Wichita State University and the University of Oklahoma but reportedly chose OSU because of the coaching staff. He also played quarterback for Memorial during his high school football career.

Lookout, a 6-foot-3 shortstop and pitcher for Westmoore High in Oklahoma City, signed with the University of Oklahoma on a full scholarship. He was also pursued by Arkansas State. Lookout’s older sister Destinie Lookout plays softball for the Sooners.

The awards are presented annually to the state’s top high school baseball and softball players who have outstanding athletic and scholastic achievements. They look for individuals who are leaders on the field and off and who take pride in the game of baseball and academics.