CHICAGO – The University of Chicago Women’s Athletic Association introduced its crew and departmental awards for the 2020-21 educational 12 months. The 117th-annual WAA awards celebration was held outside at Stagg Field.

WAA was initially based in 1904 and advanced from a company that promoted intramural alternatives to the letterwinner’s group for varsity ladies. The objective of the WAA is to “encourage shut relationships between the ladies athletes of the University of Chicago so that they could work collectively as a physique to advertise ladies’s athletics.”

Gertrude Dudley Medal – Emma Griffith (Volleyball)

  • Presented to the excellent senior athlete for management and talent in ladies’s athletics. This award is called for Gertrude Dudley, the primary Chairman of the Department of Physical Education – Women’s Division. Miss Dudley served the University from 1898-1935.

Patricia R. Kirby Award – Allison Muisenga (Volleyball)

  • Presented yearly to a feminine senior student-athlete, who – via her participation in a number of sports activities and/or in depth help of a number of University of Chicago groups, her management within the Women’s Athletic Association or vital management of her personal crew, and her exemplary service to the campus neighborhood – actually honors the legacy of the award’s namesake, Pat Kirby. This award was established to honor Patricia R. Kirby who coached badminton, basketball, softball and volleyball. Coach Kirby, who retired in 1989, was instrumental within the growth of ladies’s athletics at UChicago.

Mary Jean Mulvaney Scholar-Athlete Award – Autumn Mitchell (Volleyball)

  • Presented to the senior blanket winner with the very best junior and senior grade level common. This award was established to honor Mary Jean Mulvaney, former Chairman of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics and a nationwide chief within the growth of ladies’s athletics. Miss Mulvaney, who retired in 1989, was at all times proud of the tutorial and athletic dedication of our student-athletes.

Edith Ballwebber Awards

  • Presented by the Graduate Women’s Athletic Association to a member of every class for his or her whole contribution to the athletic program. The award standards for choice are whole contribution to the athletic program as outlined by athletic efficiency, crew management, initiative, enchancment and contributions to the WAA. Edith Ballwebber directed ladies’s athletics at Chicago from 1937 to 1967. Under her course, Play Days continued to realize in reputation till the onset of ladies’s intercollegiate play.
  • Class of 2021 – Maddie DeVoe (Soccer)
  • Class of 2022 – Lally Johnson (Lacrosse)
  • Class of 2023 – Claudia Ng (Tennis)
  • Class of 2024 – Delaney Choi (Softball)

Most Valuable Athletes

  • Presented to the athlete who makes a big contribution to the crew and greatest demonstrates talent, loyalty and sportsmanship.
  • Lacrosse – Ali Sheehy (Jr.)
  • Softball – Lainey Hughes (Jr.)
  • Track & Field (Outdoor) – Isabel Maletich (Jr.)

Heart of the Team Award – Karina Kling (Volleyball)

  • Presented by GWAA to a senior who has offered life, spirit, and steerage, and demonstrated enthusiasm, perseverance and a optimistic angle all through her profession.

Senior Blanket Winners

  • Hadley Ackerman (Swimming & Diving) – 4 Major C’s, crew captain
  • Gabi Angellotti (Softball) – 4 Major C’s
  • Eleanor Cambron (Swimming & Diving) – 4 Major C’s
  • Skye Collins (Softball) – 4 Major C’s
  • Michelle Cho (Swimming & Diving) – 4 Major C’s
  • Aasha Dave (Volleyball) – 4 Major C’s, crew captain
  • Maddie DeVoe (Soccer/Track & Field) – 4 Major C’s (Soccer), 2 Major C’s (Indoor), 2 Major C’s (Outdoor), crew captain
  • Emma Dyer (Cross Country/Track & Field) – 3 Major C’s (Cross Country), 2 Major C’s (Indoor), 4 Major C’s (Outdoor)
  • Sophie Elgamal (Cross Country/Track & Field) – 3 Major C’s (Cross Country), 3 Major C’s (Indoor), 2 Major C’s (Outdoor)
  • Daryn Ellison (Tennis) – 4 Major C’s, crew captain
  • Bri Fadden (Lacrosse/Soccer) – 3 Major C’s (Lacrosse), 3 Major C’s (Soccer), crew captain
  • Gillian Gagnard (Swimming & Diving) – 4 Major C’s
  • Emma Griffith (Volleyball) – 4 Major C’s, crew captain
  • Hadley Grundman (Volleyball) – 4 Major C’s
  • Taylor Hammill (Swimming & Diving) – 4 Major C’s
  • Mikayla Hardy (Volleyball) – 4 Major C’s
  • Abby Hayes (Softball) – 4 Major C’s
  • Annika Hildebrandt (Cross Country/Track & Field) – 2 Major C’s (Cross Country), 4 Major C’s (Indoor), 3 Major C’s (Outdoor), crew captain two instances
  • Claudia Hodgetts (Soccer) – 4 Major C’s
  • Katie Jasminski (Soccer/Track & Field) – 4 Major C’s (Soccer), 2 Major C’s (Indoor), 1 Major C (Outdoor)
  • Casey Jervier (Soccer) – 4 Major C’s
  • Karina Kling (Volleyball) – 4 Major C’s
  • Sidney Lampert (Track & Field) – 4 Major C’s (Indoor), 4 Major C’s (Outdoor), crew captain
  • Chloe Maciolek (Soccer) – 4 Major C’s, crew captain
  • Miranda Malone (Soccer) – 4 Major C’s
  • Autumn Mitchell (Volleyball) – 4 Major C’s
  • Allison Muisenga (Volleyball) – 4 Major C’s
  • Ella Parker (Track & Field) – 4 Major C’s (Indoor), 4 Major C’s (Outdoor)
  • Fredericka Paulson (Volleyball) – 4 Major C’s, crew captain
  • Jessica Perez (Softball) – 4 Major C’s
  • Nadia Redza (Swimming & Diving) – 4 Major C’s, crew captain
  • Nicole Semenov (Tennis) – 3 Major C’s, crew captain
  • Elizabeth Shen (Swimming & Diving) – 4 Major C’s
  • Abigail Shoemaker (Cross Country/Track & Field) – 4 Major C’s (Cross Country), 3 Major C’s (Indoor), 3 Major C’s (Outdoor), crew captain
  • Sophia Smith (Cross Country/Track & Field) – 2 Major C’s (Cross Country), 3 Major C’s (Indoor), 2 Major C’s (Outdoor)
  • Zoe Smith (Cross Country/Track & Field) – 4 Major C’s (Cross Country), 4 Major C’s (Indoor), 4 Major C’s (Outdoor), crew captain two instances
  • Charlotte Waechter (Soccer) – 4 Major C’s
  • Katherine Wilson (Volleyball) – 4 Major C’s
  • Margaret Wolfson (Swimming & Diving) – 4 Major C’s
  • Catherine Xu (Tennis) – 4 Major C’s, crew captain three instances

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