May 30, 2013
STANFORD, Calif.- Fifteen student-athletes have been honored with this year's Award of Excellence, honoring graduating seniors who have demonstrated a sincere commitment to the university through involvement, leadership, and extraordinary Stanford spirit.
Presented by the Stanford Alumni Association, this award is designed to recognize the top 10-percent of the senior class with this honor. Service might include involvement in athletics, clubs, drama and musical productions, fundraising, journalism, public service, religious organizations, residential education, social and political organizations, student government, or University committees.
Nominations were submitted by faculty and staff from across campus. This year's Class of '13 was represented with 180 honorees, with the recipients recently honored at a reception at the Alumni Association. Their names will also be listed in the program for the Class Day Lecture, which is hosted by the Alumni Association and takes place during Commencement Weekend.
Student-athletes included among this year's award winners are as follows:
Mark Appel (baseball)
Annie Case (women's soccer)
Karissa Cook (women's volleyball)
Nicole Dayton (women's gymnastics)
Natalie Dillon (women's tennis)
Liz Fenje (women's lightweight rowing)
Jillian Garton (women's water polo)
Jacob Gowan (football)
Gabriel Harris (men's basketball)
Jake Kneller (men's volleyball)
Kathy Kroeger (women's cross country/track and field)
Melissa Seidemann (women's water polo)
Geoffrey Tabor (men's track and field)
Stepfan Taylor (football)
Alyssa Wisdom (women's track and field)