Awards

Jack Ford

Jack Ford’s journey has taken him from a small New Jersey town to Yale University and Fordham University School of Law, to courtrooms through the country, and ultimately, to the upper echelons of television journalism. After graduating...

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Rebecka Surtevall

When Sweden’s Rebecka Surtevall decided she wanted to play college golf in the United States, she ventured across the Atlantic and visited several campuses. Ultimately, she chose Arkansas Tech University. Today, she is certain she made the right choice.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Taylor Skala

The two-sport college athlete reflects on the lessons she learned through four arduous years on the basketball court, the soccer field and in the biology lab.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Zoë Scandalis

After practice, when her teammates would return to dorms or apartments or study halls, Scandalis would venture to a nearby magnet school in Los Angeles. She started a mentorship program with the school after reaching out to see if there was a need for additional support.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Colleen Quigley

Colleen Quigley once shunned running shoes in favor of those worn for tap, jazz and ballet. Then modeling beckoned. Running, it seemed, would be an afterthought. Now, Quigley has an NCAA steeplechase national championship, Olympic dreams and, most importantly, no regrets.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Maggie MacPhail

When DePauw University head tennis coach Scott Riggle describes mental toughness, he doesn’t talk about athletes who shout or pump their fists. He describes quiet perseverance. He describes Maggie MacPhail.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Kelsey Graham

Kelsey Graham’s soccer career may be over, but she hasn’t left the sport behind. Instead, she is using it as a means to give back.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Margo Geer

The Arizona swimmer reflects on the important lessons she learned in her time as a college athlete.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Kristin Day

Clarion University of Pennsylvania’s Kristin Day maintained a perfect grade-point average in chemistry and competed for Division II diving national championships. Alone, either of those accomplishments would be enough to satiate most people’s ambitions. Not Day.

2015 Woman of the Year finalist: Supriya Davis

The Swarthmore swimmer learned she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship shortly before graduating in May with degrees in chemistry and computer science. So, in August, she used the scholarship to move to India where she will spend nine months researching tuberculosis, hoping to find a simple, fast and non-invasive way to diagnose this global disease.

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