HSHP Annual Awards 2014
The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance honored students for their outstanding academic and professional achievement this year during a ceremony and reception held May 14. To learn more about this year's award winners, click on their pictures below.
|Kevin A. Sherman|
|Outstanding Achievement and Excellence in Sport Studies Award|
Having spent time at my family’s cottage on Cayuga Lake each summer growing up, Ithaca College felt like a home away from home from the start. Like many students entering college, I didn’t know what I wanted to major in and didn’t want to commit to a field in which I wouldn’t have been happy. Spending two years as an exploratory student allowed me to take classes in a wide range of subjects. I took several courses in environmental studies, philosophy, psychology, and sport management. When it came time to choose a major, I wanted to find one that embraced and encouraged critical thinking and writing rather than just memorizing material for exams. Thanks to professor Stephen Mosher, coordinator of the sport studies program, and professor Kyle Woody, coordinator of the sport media program, I chose a major (sport studies) and future where I’m able to expand my passion for sport and life in a manner that doesn’t compromise my values.
Throughout my four years here I have had countless memorable experiences. Playing on the varsity and club lacrosse teams for the Bombers have each come with their own unique experiences and friendships. Making it to the final four and finishing 3rd in the National Club Lacrosse League my junior year was an incredible experience that will be in my memories forever. Every day I am grateful that my parents were able to send me to Ithaca, where I have made lifelong friendships with some of the best people I have ever met.
This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of sport studies and recognition of students demonstrating excellence in the classroom and in recognition of the potential to achieve success in their professional lives and as citizens of the world.