Athletic Awards

Athletic Awards

Believe and Achieve Award

Believe and Achieve Award

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About the award: The Believe and Achieve Award honors a business/civic leader that has impacted the community-at-large. Nomination criteria for this award assumes that the recipient volunteered in the community for the betterment of others, emphasizes women's issues and female empowerment, demonstrates a more positive and supportive environment through service to the public, recognizing the individual's accomplishments and outstanding mentorship of women leaders and show outstanding professional virtue, work to enrich their communities and give women leadership opportunities. The award is presented at the annual Leader for Life Luncheon in May. Nominations are accepted beginning Jan. 15 and due Feb. 15.

Past recipients:

2018
Dorothy Nipp
CEO and co-owner of TAB Construction

2017
Rhonda Hawks

2016
Melissa Kean, PhD
Commissioner, Big East Conference

2015
Gail Werner-Robertson, BA’84, JD’88

2014
Val Ackerman

2013
Deb Macdonald

2012
Lisa Yanney Roskens

Leader for Life Award

Leader for Life Award

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About the award: The Leader for Life Award honors women who have demonstrated a truly outstanding and consistent support for women's athletics at Creighton University. Nomination criteria for this award assumes that the recipient manifest qualities in her personal life that mark her as a successful person of high moral principles. The person must have contributed to the athletic program through leadership contribution at Creighton University. The Leader for Life Award may be presented posthumously. The award is presented at the annual Leader for Life Luncheon in May. Nominations are accepted beginning Jan. 15 and due Feb. 15.

Past recipients:

2018
Shannon Hoos-Thompson, BS'99, MD'03

2017
Judy (Richmeier) Pritza, BSN '92, MS '96

2016
Kirsten Bernthal Booth

2015
Tanya Warren

2014
Connie Yori

2013
Pam Gradoville-Simon, BSN'88

2012
Heidi Geier Woodard, BA’99

2011
Connie Yori, BA'86

2010
Constance Ryan, ARTS'75

2009
Rosemary Gross, Ph.D., DSCHM'57

2008
Mary Higgins, BA'73

2007
Carol Ketcham

2006
Olive Odorisio Circo, BPHJNL'41

 

Athletic Hall of Fame

Athletic Hall of Fame

Creighton University Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are guided by high moral principles and the Jesuit ideal of “women and men for and with others.” Awardees have demonstrated a truly outstanding and consistent performance on a varsity team, as well as good sportsmanship and leadership or have made a significant contribution to Creighton Athletics.

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