Stier Chosen as Top Senior Female Student-Athlete
May 5, 2009
May 5, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Swimmer Amanda Stier has been selected as DePauw's top senior female student-athlete by the University's head coaches.
Stier earned the Amy Hasbrook Award which is presented annually to a senior female athlete who best exemplifies effort and excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, integrity, dedication to the team, campus involvement and community service.
A kinesiology major, Stier was named to the Dean's List all eight semesters at DePauw and earned four varsity letters in the pool. She was named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll all four years, received academic honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America and is a Chi Alpha Sigma (National College Athlete Honor Society) inductee.
Stier earned four all-America awards in her career and was honorable mention all-America seven times. A three-time team most valuable swimmer, Stier holds three individual school records and was part of four school-record relays as well as two SCAC individual records and four conference relay records. Stier was also a five-time SCAC Swimmer of the Week.
Football player Michael McNelis was selected as the top male senior student-athlete as he earned the Phil Eskew Award. That release is available here.
The awards are named for former DePauw student-athletes Amy Hasbrook '00 and Phil Eskew Jr. '63. Hasbrook was a four-year letterwinner for the women's basketball team who lost her life in a fire in 2002. Eskew, the president of DePauw's "D" Association for over 20 years, was a 1994 inductee into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame and was instrumental in its formation in 1986.
|Past Amy Hasbrook Award Winners||Past Phil Eskew Award Winners|
|2005||Amy Argetsinger, basketball||2005||JaMarcus Shephard, football/track and field|
|2006||Leslie Dillon, cross country/track and field||2006||P.J. Mitchell, baseball|
|2007||Liz Bondi, basketball/tennis||2007||Evan Webeler, tennis|
|Sarah Gates, golf||2008
||Rob Alexander, swimming and diving
|2008||Katie Doogan, swimming and diving||Jeremiah Marks, football|