Saturday, January 23, 2010

Madison Marcolla recognized for Wooden Award

When it comes to tee times and hitting down the middle of the fairway, Mu Chapter is very lucky to include both Madison Marcolla (07) and Lindsey Haupt (06) on our roster. Both are members of the MU Women's Golf Team and are not only excellent golfers, but also members of DG who continuously donate their time and efforts for the house. 
Madison has been recognized by the NCAA for this and is a 2009 semifinalist for the Wooden Award. Read the article below from the Mizzou Athletics Homepage to find out more about her awesome achievement! 

Mizzou junior Madison Marcolla was one of 25 semifinalist for the Wooden Citizenship Cup, an award given for the most outstanding role model among athletes.

The Wooden Cup is given to a collegiate and a professional athlete who have made the greatest positive influence in the lives of others. The 2009 Collegiate Wooden Cup recipient will be announced at the award ceremony Jan. 19.

Finalists for the collegiate division include:Zak Boggs (Soccer, University of South Florida), Colt McCoy (Football, University of Texas), Brianna O'Donnell (Field Hockey, University of North Carolina), Rebecca Poskin (Soccer Dartmouth College) and Melissa Schellberg (Softball, Harvard University). The award recipients will be announced at a ceremony held at Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club on Wednesday, January 19.

Founded by Athletes for a Better World (ABW), a non-profit organization committed to changing the culture of American sports, the Wooden Cup is unique in that it is open to athletes in all collegiate and professional sports. 

Nominations come from every conference in the NCAA.
The Wooden Cup is named in honor of John Wooden, one of the most successful coaches in collegiate history. Wooden's legacy as a person of integrity, high moral character, compassion, and civic-mindedness continues to make him one of the most admired coaches in the history of sport.

Recipients of the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup are chosen by a committee chaired by Vincent Dooley, former University of Georgia athletic director, and other distinguished individuals involved in athletics across the country

Congrats Madison, way to be a DG!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

Congrats Madison! This is so cool! You are an amazing person and totally deserve it!