FREDERICK, Md.--The Hood College Athletic Department held its annual banquet to honor its 50 graduating seniors from its 20 varsity teams and two club teams Sunday at BB&T Arena.
Each head coach or staff representative shared special moments and memories and sent well wishes to each of their respective student-athletes.
Eight outstanding senior student-athletes were then presented with departmental honors in seven categories, including the Dean's Awards, Kim Servedio Awards, President's Awards, and Most Outstanding Student-Athlete Awards. The White Blazer Award winners, awarded at Hood's Honors Convocation earlier in April, were recognized, as well.
Below is a list of the departmental award winners.
This Award is given to student-athletes who have shown an unparalleled commitment to the student body through involvement in extra-curricular activities and desire to make a difference at Hood College.
The male recipient is Matthew Dyjack, a three-year member of the cross country and track and field teams.
The female recipient is Amy Hagerdon, a four-year member of the volleyball and softball teams.
Kim Servedio Awards
The Kim Servedio Award is given in honor of a former women’s soccer player who passed away tragically in 1998. The award is given to student-athletes who best embody Kim’s characteristics of sincerity, selflessness and optimism.
The male recipient is Drake Halpern, a four-year member of the swim team.
The female recipient is Brittni Souder, a four-year member of the soccer team.
This award is given to student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their Hood College careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service and leadership.
The male recipient is Eric Diehl, a four-year member of the soccer team.
The female recipient is Chelsea Young, a three-year member of the track and field team.
Most Outstanding Student-Athlete Awards
The Most Outstanding Student-Athlete Award is given to student-athletes who have demonstrated exemplary athletic prowess throughout their careers at Hood College.
The female recipient is Alyssa Peterson, a four-year member of the cross country and track and field teams.