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Kinesiology: Awards

Miriam Paquet-Rice Award
The Miriam Paquet-Rice Award is the highest honor given annually by the Department of Kinesiology at Aquinas College to a Physical Education senior. It is presented to the outstanding Physical Education student who exhibits a combination of high academic achievement, along with college and community involvement and service.
Past recipients are:

2018: Patrick Giddings
2017: Jack Van Wieren
2016: Chelsea Matley
2015: Margaret Kieffer
2014: Brent Steele
2013: Joseph Gietzen
2012: Michelle Van Duin
2011: Joseph Haldy
2010: Allison Strouse
2009: Kari Carnell
2008: Lauren Fron
2007: Audrey Vanderkamp
2006: Jillian Sanborn
2005: Alissa Jackson
2004: Terra Miller
2003: Shannon Hickman
2002: Steven Blattert
2001: Megan Spetoskey
2000: Samantha Hudson
1999: Luke Branyan
1998: Lisa Bruechert
1997: Tim Holloway
1996: Roberta Epplett
1995: Chad Vostad
1994: Randy Bezon
1993: Michael Lapiuk
1992: Karol Mark
1991: Christy Tessmer
1990: Theresa Knizacky
1989: Deborah Anderson

Bob Vander Weide Outstanding Sport Management Major of the Year Award
The Bob Vander Weide Outstanding Sport Management Major of the Year Award is the highest honor given annually by the Department of Kinesiology at Aquinas College to a Sport Management senior. It is presented to the outstanding Sport Management student who exhibits a combination of high academic achievement, along with college and community involvement and service. Past recipients are: 

2018: Paul Sommerville
2017: Zack Kalchik
2016: Kyle Kwaske
2015: Kristen Mullaly
2014: Alexander Atwood
2013: Taelor Sanders
2012: Sara House
2011: Michael Kalchik
2010: Devin Tarrant

NASPE Outstanding Physical Education Major of the Year
The NASPE Outstanding Physical Education Major of the Year award is sponsored by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and awarded by the Aquinas College Department of Kinesiology.
Past recipients:

2018: Katelyn Graczky
2017: Matthew Mulchay
2016: Marjeanne Bothma
2015: Rachel Sprenger
2014: Emily Sarros
2013: Michael Wood
2012: Catherine Newman
2011: Dennis Cooper
2010: Joseph Szombati
2009: Keegan Walsh
2008: Timothy McCarthy
2007: McCall Kleinfelt
2006: Jessica Staubus
2005: Anthony Lamerato
2005: Joshua May
2004: Kyle Kracht
2003: Shaun Markwart
2003: Jonathan Mies
2002: Meagan Malone
2001: Stephen Langan
2000: Damon Bouwkamp
1999: Corey McNeal
1998: Adam Vanden Toorn
1997: Angela Newcomb
1996: Jennifer Smith
1995: Todd Vanden Heuvel
1994: Carol Knizacky
1993: Terry Johnson
1992: Ann Hayward
1991: Katy Galtz
1990: Cynthia Schiedel
1989: Mary Palmer