Awards

Silver Anniversary Award winner: Tamyra Rogers

Former University of Oklahoma women’s basketball player Tamyra Rogers tries to save lives. First, though, she helped save a team.

Silver Anniversary Award winner: Mike Mussina

The star pitcher could have turned pro immediately after high school but chose a partial scholarship to Stanford instead. Decades later, he says he would make the same decision again.

Silver Anniversary Award winner: Bernard Muir

The former Brown University basketball player had a lifelong dream of being a college athletics administrator. That dream has been fulfilled – he now works as Stanford’s athletics director.

Silver Anniversary Award winner: Pellom McDaniels

McDaniels had a successful career as a football player at Oregon State University, and later in the National Football League, but found himself constantly striving to learn more about the world and the people around him. He now works as a college professor and faculty curator at Emory University.

Silver Anniversary Award winner: Brent Lang

Brent Lang is CEO and president of Vocera Communications. The former Michigan swimmer credits his leadership style, in part, to time as a student-athlete and interactions with swimming hall of famer Jon Urbanchek.

Silver Anniversary Award winner: Jennifer Azzi

The coach of University of San Francisco’s women’s basketball team was an Olympian who helped paved the way for women’s professional basketball in America.

Woman of the Year finalist: Alexa Baltes

Illinois Wesleyan’s Alexa Baltes has taken a mission trip to Nicaragua and maintains a pen pal relationship with a young girl there. Those experiences have compelled her to use a law degree to serve.

Woman of the Year finalist: Marisa Bast

Northwestern softball’s Marisa Bast was bullied in her youth. She fought back by establishing a successful anti-bullying program during her time in college.

Woman of the Year finalist: Krista Stoltz Bellefeuille

Krista Stoltz Bellefeuille carried a massive noncancerous tumor with her through her junior volleyball season.

Woman of the Year finalist: Ellen Chambers

Ellen Chambers played golf at Lynn University, capturing a pair of national championships. Now, she is in Washington D.C., pursuing a career in public policy.

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