April 17, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina University Department of Athletics, the ECU Educational Foundation and the men's golf program are pleased to announce the creation of the Trevor Times Men's Golf Scholarship Endowment in memory of Trevor Times, who passed away in May 2012. Times had signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) with the Pirates during the fall of 2011.
Times was a standout performer as a student-athlete at Jamestown High School in Williamsburg, Va. As a competitive golfer, he had numerous high finishes and victories throughout the region. Notably, he reached the semifinals of the Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA) Junior Match Play Championship as a 14-year old in 2008 and again in 2011. He also competed at the 2011 U.S. Junior Championship in Seattle.
Trevor's parents, Dr. Terryl Times and Dr. Virginia Wells, established the scholarship endowment to create opportunities for many future Pirate golfers to fulfill his dream of playing collegiate golf at ECU.
"It was an easy decision for our family to give to East Carolina as it provided us a way to celebrate Trevor's beautiful life," Dr. Wells said. "Our hearts are badly broken and will never seal up completely, but this gift to ECU will help ease our pain and allow Trevor to forever live on in our broken hearts. Forever a Pirate he will be."
More than $30,000 in donations has been received to set up the endowment scholarship.
"It was quite an experience for me to watch the Trevor Times Endowment grow and develop," ECU Head Golf Coach Press McPhaul said. "As we received donations from people all across the country, I realized how much Trevor was loved and how many lives he and his family touched. His passing left a void for many, including us here at ECU, and I'm grateful his memory will be perpetuated in our program by this scholarship."
The first recipient of the scholarship will be Ryan Douglass of Leesburg, Va., who signed with the Pirates during last fall.
"When I received the call that there was a Trevor Times Memorial Scholarship being formed I immediately wanted to do everything I could to contribute and help in any way. When coach told me I was going to be the first recipient, I felt honored to be chosen for this scholarship."
Douglass is a senior at Heritage High School. He won the MAPGA Spring Fling in April and qualified for VSGA Amateur Championships as well as the Suntrust State Open of Virginia. He was selected to represent Virginia in the Virginias-Carolinas Junior Team Match Championships and the Mid-Atlantic Junior Invitational.