Beloit, WI – The Beloit College Student-Athletic Activities Committee and the Department of Athletics presented their annual awards for the 2014-15 year on Tuesday night at a banquet in Flood Arena.
In addition to the long-standing Athletic Department awards several SAAC-developed awards were also presented.
Following are the awards presented Tuesday night:
Highest Individual GPA
Women’s Tennis – Sarah Pipal
Women’s Soccer – Fabi Ramirez
Women’s Swimming & Diving – Alicia Hoffman
Volleyball – Ellen Moses
Women’s Basketball – Lana Wieseman
Women’s Cross Country – Jessica Vogel
Women’s Track & Field – Emma Koenig
Softball – Hayley Barnett
Women’s Lacrosse – Vanessa Pena
Football – Mike Nolden
Men’s Soccer – Alex Carnes
Men’s Swimming & Diving – Will McAneny
Men’s Cross Country – Matej Jungwirth
Men’s Track & Field – Josh Smith
Men’s Basketball – Seth Sanderson
Baseball – Danny Corral
Female Freshman of the Year:
Kelley Flint, Women’s Lacrosse
Male Freshman of the Year:
John Murphy, Men’s Lacrosse
Female Sophomore of the Year:
Ellie Waddle, Cross Country/Track & Field
Male Sophomore of the Year:
Mason Dixon, Football
Female Inspirational Athlete of the Year:
Megan Salm, Softball
Male Inspirational Athlete of the Year:
Darth Winkler, Track & Field
Record-Breaking Performance of the Year:
Tala Cornell, Softball & Ryan Kaveney, Baseball
Play/Performance of the Year:
Kam Sallee, game-winning kick in overtime vs. Lake Forest in the Homecoming Football Game
Team Community Outreach:
Highest Team GPA:
Women’s Cross Country
The Joe Kobylka Award is given each year to one female and one male senior athlete who have best exemplified the qualities of sportsmanship and team spirit throughout their careers.
Joe Kobylka Award-Female: Megan Salm, Softball
Joe Kobylka Award-Male: Seth Sanderson, Men’s Basketball & Jim Leyhane, Baseball
The Ed DeGeorge Award recognizes outstanding academic and athletic performances along with a commitment to service. The recipients will have attended Beloit at the least three academic years, have a GPA of at least 3.25 for all courses, and have participated at least three years in varsity athletics. In addition, recipients must have demonstrated a commitment to service as a student and be preparing to enter a service profession such as education, coaching, ministry or medicine.
Ed DeGeorge Award-Female: Sara DeLong, Cross Country/Track & Field
Ed DeGeorge Award-Male: Danny Corral
The Donald “Red” Janssen Award was named after a former Beloit College Gold Men’s Basketball player who played for four seasons under legendary head coach Dolph Stanley. Stanley thought Janssen was an underrated player who played a major role in the team’s success. The honor goes to the top female and male junior athlete and is based solely on athletic accomplishments.
The Donald “Red” Janssen Award-Female: Lana Wieseman, Women’s Basketball
The Donald “Red” Janssen Award-Male: Ryan Kaveney, Baseball
The Ruth Peterson Award was named after the former Beloit staff member and alum who was also one of the leaders in the founding of the Midwest Athletic Conference for Women. The honorgoes each year to the senior female athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an athlete, scholar and leader.
The Ruth Peterson Award: Karen Jones, Cross Country/Track & Field
The Pat Dawson Award has been given out since 1968 in honor of 1925 Beloit graduate Pat Dawson and goes to the senior male athlete who best exemplifies the qualities of an athlete, scholar and leader.
The Pat Dawson Award: Alex Lawrence, Baseball
The Blanket Award is the highest honor an active Beloit College senior athlete can receive and is one of the criteria for election to the Beloit College Athletic Hall of Honor.
Emily Dorjath, Softball
Alex Lawrence, Baseball
Karen Jones, Cross Country/Track & Field