BRYN MAWR, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr College Athletics Department celebrated their annual Athletics Banquet on Tuesday evening, gathering to celebrate the accomplishments of teams and individuals from throughout the 2018-19 academic year.
Numerous dignitaries and friends of the department were on hand to witness, and in some cases present, awards to the school's distinguished student-athletes. President Kim Cassidy, Director of Athletics Kathy Tierney, and Dean of the Undergraduate College Jennifer Walters were just a few of the VIPs in attendance to help honor the hard work and effort that the student-athletes have put in all year long.
One of the major awards on the evening, the Jenepher P. Shillingford Award, goes to a member of the senior class who has demonstrated, throughout her four years: athletic excellence, sportsmanship, and leadership. This year's recipient was Lillian Oyen-Ustad (swimming).
The Ray Tharan Award is given to the student or campus community member who shows spirit, enthusiasm, and supports many athletic teams. This year the award was bestowed upon Haidyn Weight (soccer).
The Janet Yeager Cup goes to the individual who has given exceptional service to the athletic department. This award can go to a student and/or a member of the Bryn Mawr community. This year, the recipient of the Yeager Cup was Leah Baer (soccer).
The Delano Award at its inception was the most prestigious award given by the department, and is presented to the outstanding senior scholar-athlete who exhibits scholarship, athletic excellence, and college service. This year, the recipient of the Delano Award was Haley Varnum (cross country/track & field).
Haidyn Weight was also presented with the first of the major department awards given out on the evening, the "Challenge Accepted" Award for Strength & Conditioning.
The full program for the 2019 Athletic Awards banquet can be found at the link below:
2019 Athletic Awards Program
You can see a photo gallery of the night's proceedings at the following link:
2019 Athletic Awards Photos