FREDERICK, Md. - The Hood College Athletic Department held its annual banquet to honor its 52 graduating seniors from its 21 varsity programs and one club team on Sunday, April 19 at BB&T Arena.
Each head coach or staff representative shared special moments and memories; and sent well wishes to their respective student-athletes.
Eight outstanding senior student-athletes were then presented with departmental honors in four categories, including the Kim Servedio Award, the Dean's Award, the President's Award and the Outstanding Student-Athlete Award.
Below is a list of departmental award winners.
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 Joey McCulloh, a four-year member of the lacrosse team.
The female recipient is Caitlin Bean, a four-year member of the cross country and track and field teams.
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 Raymond Rivera, a four-year member of the tennis team and two-year member of the cross country and track and field teams.
The female recipient is Sam Norris, 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 Brandon McCormick, a four-year member of the lacrosse team.
The female recipient is Rachel Kessler, a three-year member of the women's basketball 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 Heather Silveira, a four-year member of the cross country and track and field teams.