Student athletes shine during sports awards banquet

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April 22, 2013

Senior student athletes receive sashes for graduation from their coaches.

Senior student athletes receive sashes for graduation from their coaches.

Mills student athletes and Athletics Physical Education, and Recreation (APER) staff gathered in a transformed gymnasium to celebrate the athletic leadership accomplishments of our Cyclones.

Each of the awardees were given recognition for their outstanding academic achievements both as individuals and as an entire team. As a Division III school, a higher priority is placed on academic excellence, as opposed to excelling in their sport. That is not to say that these Cyclones don’t shine in their respective fields, courts, or boats as well as they do in the classroom!

Their academic achievements have subsequently driven these Cyclones to pursue leadership roles, involving themselves in various clubs ranging from the Associated Student of Mills College (ASMC) to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Each of these Cyclones are on their way to pursue big and bright futures, but for now they are here with us spreading Mills College spirit everywhere.

Mills President Alecia DeCoudreaux welcomes everyone to the banquet. (All photos by Jen Mac Ramos)

Mills President Alecia DeCoudreaux welcomes everyone to the banquet. (All photos by Jen Mac Ramos)

Emmalee Myers-Parraz retells the soccer team’s most  memerable moment of the season.

Emmalee Myers-Parraz retells the soccer team’s most memerable moment of the season.

Erika Colstad is the volleyball representative from the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Erika Colstad is the volleyball representative from the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Lora ChauDavis claims the Janet Holmgren Student-Athlete Service award from Sara Nevin.

Lora ChauDavis claims the Janet Holmgren Student-Athlete Service award from Sara Nevin.

The newly formed cheer squad performs for their first time ever for the audience during the sports awards banquet.

The newly formed cheer squad performs for their first time ever for the audience during the sports awards banquet.

Maribel Garcia shares the volleyball team’s most memorable moment with the other attendees.

Maribel Garcia shares the volleyball team’s most memorable moment with the other attendees.

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Read Sarah Knight’s speech as the Student-Athlete Speaker. Watch the video of the Mills cheer squad’s first ever performance during the banquet.


Student athletes shine during sports awards banquet was published on April 22, 2013 in Sports & Health

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