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Ricky Sanchez '98 (left) announced the inaugural recipient of the Mustang Gala Alumni Award and presented the award to his friend, former teammate, and fellow Dick Watts Athletics Hall of Fame member, Trey Shackleford '96 '02 (right).
On Sunday, April 30, Stevenson families, friends, alumni, coaches, University leaders, and staff gathered in the Owings Mills gymnasium to acknowledge the tremendous accomplishments of our student-athletes.
The Mustang Gala: Presenting the “StevieU” Awards was the first of its kind. Following 23 years of athletic banquets, the gala afforded student-athletes the opportunity to celebrate their seasons in style as they traveled down the green carpet in their “black tie optional” attire, stopping along the way to be interviewed. The gym was completely transformed – glowing with green and white lights, and filled with festive décor creating an authentic awards show atmosphere.
Alumni athletes and past winners of various awards acknowledged the 2016-2017 honorees and invited them to the stage. Mustang pride filled the air as each past winner presented the award (that he or she had once received) to a current student athlete. There was a true sense of fellowship as current and future Stevenson alumni shared a rewarding and humbling experience.
Women's basketball senior, Sara Tarbert, received the Female Athlete of the Year Award. Presenting the award was women's soccer alumna and 2015 winner, Allie Ondrejcak '15.
Men's lacrosse alumnus, Stephen Banick '16 (right), presented senior and All-American safety, Austin Tennessee (left), with the Male Athlete of the Year Award. Tennessee recently signed with the Minnesota Vikings following the conclusion of the annual NFL draft.
Women's basketball alumna, Ty Bender '15 (right), presented the Fighting Heart Award to senior women's lacrosse player, Brady Heher (left). Heher was diagnosed with thyroid cancer during her time as a student-athlete. She went through treatment, underwent surgery, and spent months in recovery -- all while maintaining an optimistic outlook and rehabbing to get back out on the field.
Meg Gill '15 (left), women's lacrosse alumna, presented senior golfer, Emily Haas (center), with the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. The athletes were joined on stage by head women's lacrosse coach, Kathy Railey (right).
Generosity was met with gratitude this past Sunday at Stevenson’s annual Scholarship Luncheon. The luncheon was a special opportunity for donors to share their inspiration for giving to Stevenson and for students to express their thanks to donors.
Above: Caroline Camper ’19 speaks with her scholarship donor, Linda Connolly Fenton, sponsor of the Linda Connolly Fenton Endowed Scholarship in Nursing.
President Emeritus, Dr. Manning, shared that a central reason he and his wife Sara started the Kevin J. and Sara G. Manning Scholarship was to express their deep admiration for family members who were first-generation students. Alumna, Carolee Martelle ’63, ’89, ’97, added that Villa Julie allowed her to follow her dreams at a time when career options for women were very limited, and starting her scholarship gave her a meaningful way to say thank you.
The impact of these donors generosity was seen in the smiling faces of the many scholarship recipients and heard in the story shared by current student, Caroline Camper ’19. Before receiving her scholarship, she considered not attending college because of the financial burden. Now a sophomore, Caroline is working to become a nurse – the third generation in her family. Caroline shared that none of this would be possible without the support of the Linda Connolly Fenton Endowed Scholarship in Nursing.
The host of the luncheon, Sam Dell, Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of Stevenson’s Board of Trustees and scholarship donor, left students with a powerful message, “I encourage you, as you embark on your lives and get busy with careers and family, to remember the support you were given along the way.”
Alumna, Quinn Somerville '12, took home a second place victory from the annual Mustang Lift-A-Thon, hosted by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Quinn lifted an impressive combined total weight of 340 pounds.
The week of Monday, March 6 through Thursday, March 9, members of SAAC invited students, alumni, faculty, and staff to participate in this annual event benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Participants competed in a modified powerlifting competition. Each competitor attempted to produce their best one repetition maximum effort in two of the three traditional powerlifting exercises (bench press, back squat, and deadlift). The single highest rep performed by the competitor in each of the two lifts was added together for a total weight lifted score. Prizes (and bragging rights) were awarded to the top three finishers for both the male and female competitions.