APPLETON, Wis. -- Lawrence University student-athlete from 11 teams were given awards at the 2018 Honors Celebration.
The Ruth Bateman Award is given for excellence in scholarship, athletic ability and leadership by a female athlete. Eryn Blagg, a senior swimmer and track and field athlete from Omaha, Neb., has been a key performer in both the pool and on the track. Blagg is a part of two record-setting Lawrence swimming relay teams, and she has been an officer in multiple campus organizations.
The Iden Charles Champion Cup is given for excellence in scholarship, athletic ability, college spirit and loyalty. Josh Janusiak, a junior from South Milwaukee, Wis., has earned the honor for the second consecutive year. A standout in cross country and track and field, Janusiak won the title at the 2017 Midwest Conference Championships in cross country for the second consecutive season. Janusiak ran the fastest cross country time in Midwest Conference history and qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships. During track season, Janusiak won a pair of conference championships, one indoors and one outdoors. He finished seventh and earned All-America honors in the 10,000 meters at the 2018 NCAA Division III Championships. Janusiak also earned Academic All-America and Academic All-District 6 honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The Outstanding Freshman Athletic Award for Men is given the freshman man who has made the most outstanding contribution to Lawrence athletics. Swimmer Anton Hutchinson captured the award after a record-setting season. Hutchinson, a native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., won the 1,650-yard freestyle at the 2018 Midwest Conference Championships and was chosen as a Midwest Conference Swimmer of the Week during the season. Hutchinson also posted school records in three events during the season.
The Outstanding Freshman Athletic Award for Women is given to the freshman woman who has made the most outstanding contribution to Lawrence athletics. Women's basketball standout Kenya Earl captured the award after a record-setting season. Earl, a native of Iowa City, Iowa, was an All-Midwest Conference selection after scoring a school-record 433 points, one of four school records she set in 2017-18. Earl finished third in the nation among freshmen players with a 17.3 scoring average, and she ranked in the top 10 in the Midwest Conference in rebounding, free-throw percentage, field goal percentage and blocks.
The Ralph V. Landis Award was established by the Lettermen of Lawrence in honor of Dr. Landis, physician to Lawrence students from 1926-78, and is awarded for outstanding contributions to Lawrence athletics by a senior male athlete. Sharing the award are baseball star Matthew Holliday and ice hockey standout Lane King. Holliday, a senior infielder/pitcher from Hong Kong, earned his fourth consecutive All-Midwest Conference selection and was chosen for the D3baseball.com and American Baseball Coaches Association All-Central Region team. A career .377 hitter, Holliday set Lawrence career records for hits, doubles, run batted in, runs scored and at-bats. King, a senior forward from Waunakee, Wis., became the first player in Lawrence hockey history to be named to the CCM/America Hockey Coaches Association All-America team. King was an All-Northern Collegiate Hockey Association selection after scoring 16 goals and picking up 21 assists for 37 points in 2017-18.
The Letterwinner Award is given to seniors who have earned eight or more varsity letters. Winners of the Letterwinner Award are Jackson Boeh, Antioch, Ill., track and field and football; Janey Degnan, indoor and outdoor track and field; Margaret Huck, Kenosha, Wis., cross country and track and field; Kate Kilgus, Carmel, N.Y., cross country and track and field; Hannah Kinzer, New Berlin, Wis., cross country and track and field; Teddy Kortenhof, Portland, Ore., cross country and track and field; Erin Schrobilgen, Oak Park, Ill., cross country and track and field.
The Charles E. Pond Award for Women is given for all-around athletic ability by a senior woman in two or more sports and for sportsmanship, school spirit and scholarship. Eryn Blagg, a senior from Omaha, Neb., was a key contributor in both swimming and track and field. Blagg is a part of two record-setting relay teams in swimming, served as an officer in multiple campus organizations and was part of Lawrence's Champions of Change program.
The Marion Read Award is given for outstanding contributions to Lawrence athletics. Madeline MacLean, a junior from Arlington, Wash., was a standout player for the Lawrence softball squad. A pitcher/infielder for the Vikings, MacLean collected six pitching victories to go with a 2.47 earned run average. At the plate, MacLean hit .306 with three doubles, a home runs and 18 runs batted in. MacLean also is active in multiple campus organizations, including the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.