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Knox Athletics Announces 2022-23 Department Awards

The Knox College athletic department capped off the 2022-23 Prairie Fire sports season with the annual awards celebration to recognize student-athletes for outstanding achievement, both on and off the field – or court.

Kresge Recital Hall hosted a large gathering Monday night as members of the coaching staff and support staff announced the award recipients. Associate Director of Athletics Dwight Rutledge said, 'We had many great accomplishments this year and tonight showed how much they truly mean to our student-athletes. Thank you to the coaches, staff, and student-athletes who made this all possible." "It is always an honor to celebrate our outstanding student-athletes," added Interim Director of Athletics Scott Sunderland. "The current group of student-athletes has done remarkable things and I will miss seeing the seniors around next year as they pass on their legacy to our next group." Dean S. Trevor Award for Men Given to the senior student-athlete participating on a men's team who exemplifies the traits of Dean Trevor. Those include competitive excellence, integrity, honesty and commitment to scholarship. Jordan Rayner, men's basketball

Dean S. Trevor Award for Women Given to the senior student-athlete participating on a women's team who exemplifies the traits of Dean Trevor. Those include competitive excellence, integrity, honesty and commitment to scholarship. Lacey Miller, softball

Jeff Sandburg Mental Toughness Award Given to the senior student-athlete who is judged to have dealt most effectively with adversity during their Knox career. Jason Clark and Charlie Gibbons, football and baseball

Arvid Pierre Zetterberg, Jr. Prize for Men Given to the student-athlete participating on a men's team who, during their first year, exemplified the highest quality of character, scholarship and interest in sports. Niko Powe, football and men's basketball

Arvid Pierre Zetterberg, Jr. Prize for Women Given to the student-athlete participating on a women's team who, during their first year, exemplified the highest quality of character, scholarship and interest in sports. Ally Hyde, softball

David Robinson Fan of the Year Award Given to the person or persons deemed to have given Knox teams the most sincere and comprehensive support during any given year. Jeff Gomer

K-Club Award for Men Conferred on the student-athlete athlete who maintained an outstanding academic record during their sophomore year, lettered in two sports and is selected by the athletics department staff as contributing most significantly to the athletics program. AJ Vazquez, football and track and field

K-Club Award for Women Conferred on the student-athlete participating on a women's team who maintained an outstanding academic record during their sophomore year, lettered in two sports and is selected by the athletics department staff as contributing most significantly to the athletics program. Ainara Rivera, women's soccer and track and field

Hunter Trophy Awarded to the student-athlete participating on a men's team who, during their junior year, achieved the highest scholastic average while earning letters in two sports. Kit Piepkorn, track and field

Moller Cup Awarded to the student-athlete participating on a women's team who, during their junior year, achieved the highest scholastic average while earning letters in two sports. Kaitlyn Kashishian, volleyball and track and field and Kaitlyn Pierce, cross country and track and field

David Agar Athletic Service Award Awarded to the person or persons with the most outstanding contributions to athletics in a non-competitive capacity. Lacey Miller, softball, SAAC, Athletic Training

Cleave Bridgman Trophy Awarded to the student-athlete participating on a men's team selected as the "outstanding performer in an individual sport" in a given year. Tyrell Pierce, track and field

Michel Loomis Award Awarded to the student-athlete participating on a women's team selected as the "outstanding performer in an individual sport" in a given year. Peyton Balfour, track and field

Harley Knosher Male Athlete of the Year Award Given to the outstanding men's athlete of the year. Tyrell Pierce, track and field/football

Harley Knosher Female Athlete of the Year Award Given to the outstanding women's athlete of the year. Catessa Duran, volleyball and women's basketball

John W. Hilding Prize Given to the senior student-athlete participating on a men's team with the most outstanding career in intercollegiate athletics. Derrick Jackson, track and field

Evelyn Bielefeldt Award Given to the senior student-athlete participating on a women's team with the most outstanding career in intercollegiate athletics. Catessa Duran, volleyball and women's basketball SAAC Awards

  • Buddy Team Award - Football

  • SAAC Superstar Award - Softball

  • GPA Award - Volleyball

  • Blaze Award - Lacey Miller

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