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Janssen Award: Anderson, Dunn Take Home Top Junior Athlete Honors

January 31, 2018

Beloit, Wis. – Last Wednesday at halftime of the Men’s Basketball game, the recipients of the Janssen Award from the 2016-2017 athletic year were announced in front of the crowd at Flood Arena. Named after former Beloit College Men’s Basketball player Donald “Red” Janssen, the award is given to the top male and female juniors athletes on campus. Today, the Beloit College Athletic Department would like to recognize and congratulate these two individuals for their contributions to the success of their respective teams.

Jaylan Dunn (’18 Manteno, Ill.): Volleyball/Basketball – At the end of her junior year, Jaylan was an essential member of both the volleyball and basketball teams.  A three-year starter with the volleyball team, she racked up 507 kills, 175 blocks, and 46 aces by the end of her junior year.  In fact, she set the school record for most service aces in a single match during her sophomore year and that record still stands.  As a captain, Jaylan leads her teammates with a tough-minded confidence that she uses to help her teammates reach their potential.  Jaylan is also involved with Beloit College’s SAAC and will graduate this spring with a degree in Sociology and will help run a residential re-entry home that she started this summer called, Here For You of Illinois.

Chris Anderson (’18 Amherst, Mass.): Lacrosse - Anderson has been the heart of the Beloit Men's Lacrosse Defense since he arrived on campus. Chris, with his play and leadership has helped the Beloit Lacrosse defense hold teams to only 8 points per game. He is a 2x unanimous 1st-team all conference defenseman. During the Spring 2016 season, he broke the school records for ground balls (60) and turnovers (34) in a season and has had an outstanding 2 year run of 105 ground balls and 65 caused turnovers.