WINTER PARK, Fla. – Rollins celebrated the academic achievements of a number of students this week at the Academic Honors and Awards Ceremony. Students were recognized for outstanding performance in their areas of study, as well as in tutoring, and community engagement. Among those honored were many Rollins student-athletes.
Senior swimmer Kylie Klotzbach and baseball player Eric Sexton both received the ‘Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business Management,' which is given each year to the individuals who have demonstrated the most outstanding academic achievement and made the best intellectual contribution to the major in Business.
Defender Megan Block and midfielder Mackenzie Miller of the women's soccer team were both among those who received the ‘Award for Outstanding Senior and Service in International Business.' This honor is bestowed upon those seniors who have demonstrated the most outstanding academic achievement and made the best intellectual contribution to the major in International Business.
Men's Golfer Frisco Poenisch won the ‘Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship and Busines Major.' An award given to those who have demonstrated the most outstanding academic achievement and made the best intellectual contribution to the major in Social Entrepreneurship & Business major.
Claire Block of the women's lacrosse team won the ‘Ortmayer Prize.' Which is awarded to to a student who has demonstrated the greatest creative ability and accomplishment in art.
Senior men's lacrosse player Dylan Bassham was named a ‘George and Maeching Kao Chinese Language Award' winner. The award is presented to the students of Chinese who have shown more than the expected commitment to their studies in Chinese.
Fritz Engel of the men's soccer team was named a ‘Junior Outstanding Achievement Award in Philosophy' winner. A honor given annually to the juniors who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in Philosophy.
Swimmer Makenzie Grider won the ‘Award for Promising Junior or Sophomore in Marine Biology,; which is presented to a junior or sophomore who has shown both outstanding academic achievement and promise as a prospective marine biologist.
Men's soccer goalkeeper Julian Grundler received the ‘Thomas R. Baker Prize.' An award established in memory of Thomas R. Baker, a former Professor of Chemistry and Head of the Department at Rollins. It is awarded to the highest scholarship record in the study of Chemistry by a Junior major.
Volleyball palyer Kianna Dieudonné was honored as an ‘Outstanding Student in Environmental Studies.' An award given to a graduating Environmental Studies major who has displayed academic achievement within the Environmental Studies department.
Swimmer Jack Gabriel won the ‘First-Year Achievement Award in Introductory Physics.' An award given to the first-year student whose outstanding work in introductory physics has been recognized by the faculty members of the department.
Baseball's Blake Swanson won the ‘Award for Promising Computer Science Students.' This is awarded to sophomores who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in Mathematics and Computer Science.
Sam Grindle of the men's golf team won the ‘Senior Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Mathmatics.' An honor given in recognition of superior performance and service to the Department of Mathematical Sciences by a graduating senior.
Mike Purcell of the baseball team won the ‘John R. Commons Award.' This honor is presented to a senior who demonstrates excellence in research.
Women's golfer Paige Lyle won the ‘Pi Sigma Alpha Award.' This honor is bestowed on a student who stimulates scholarship and intelligent interest in Political Science on campus.
Cross country runner Abigail Goecker won the ‘Outstanding Acadmeic Achievement Award in Education.' This honor is given to a graduating senior in Elementary Education who exemplifies scholarship and commitment to teaching.
Men's lacrosse player Andrew Matthews was selected as the ‘Outstanding Film Minor.' This honor recognizes academic excellence in Film Studies as well as co-curricular and community involvement.
Women's cross country runner Meghan Wallace received the ‘Most Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in International Relations,' which is given to a senior who excelled in the study of International Relations.
Senior women's rower Elise Marquette won the ‘Frederick A. Hauck Award.' This honor is given to a graduating senior whose coursework and human interest has focused on Latin America in an exceptional manner.
Meghan Wallace of the cross country team also took home the ‘Community Engagement Award,' which honors students that have shown excellence in both learning and advocacy through community engagement at Rollins.
Two student athletes, swimmer Kylie Klotzbach and cross country runner Abigail Goecker, were honored with ‘Outstanding Senior Scholar Awards.' These honors are given annually by the divisions of the college. The recipients must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in the major field and in all other academic pursuits. The selection is made by the faculty members of the Division. Klotzbach was honored by the Business Division, while Goecker was honored by the Social Sciences Applied Division.
Multiple athletes were honored with prestigeous scholarships, including a number earning Fullbright Scholarships to pursue a graduate education.