AWARDS


Lindsay Roemmich Sport Management Achievement Award

Each year the Lindsay Roemmich Sport Management Achievement Award is given to the graduating senior who best exhibits (1) academic excellence, (2) external sport management experience, (3) positive attitude, and (4) dedication to improving the Rice Sport Management Program. Recipient's are located below:
 
Graduating Senior Recipient   Year                    Graduating Senior Recipient                  Year  
Ashley (Anderson) Gibson      2005   Adam Tabakin 2006
Sparky Frost 2007   Frank Arnold 2008
Natalie Kirchhoff & Charles Hampton           2009   Jimmy Comerota 2010
Ashten Ackerman 2011   Stephen Noh 2012
Ryan Glassman 2013   Mary Mikell Lampton 2014
Justin Wolin 2015   Travis Stockbridge 2016
         

Jesse Tsu Sport Management Academic Achievement Award

The Jesse Tsu Sport Management Academic Achievement Award is given to the graduating senior who has the highest cumulative grade point average within the Department of Sport Management. This award is named after Jesse Tsu '11 whose cumulative grade point average is the highest ever for a Sport Management major. Jesse is now working in Nike's international headquarters for the Jordan brand.  
 
This award represents the highest academic distinction among our graduating seniors. Recipient's are located below:
 
Graduating Senior Recipient   Year                    Graduating Senior Recipient                  Year  
Molly Mohr                                                    2015   Travis Guzzardo 2016
                  

Patrick K. Thornton Memorial Award

The Patrick K. Thornton Memorial Award is presented each semester to the student who has earned the highest grade in the Sport Law Class.

This award is given in honor of Patrick K. Thornton, who was a member of the Rice University Sport Management Faculty from 2003-12. Thornton was a respected Professor and Lecturer at Rice University, University of Houston, South Texas College of Law, and Houston Baptist University. He was considered one of the prominent Sports Law authorities in the United States. Professor Thornton taught Sport Law and intellectual Property Law all over the world, including Russia, Australia, and Vietnam. He was also greatly admired and loved by his students.

Following his excellence, this award was created to memorialize his hard work and dedication to the Department of Sport Management at Rice University and the Sport Law community.

 
Recipient - Fall Semester   Year                    Recipient - Spring Semester                  Year  
Jesse Drummond                                             2013   Holly Hargreaves                                         2014
LaShay Fontenot 2014   Bo Sripharphan 2015
               Pax Kaplan-Sherman 2016
         

Gilbert L. Hermance Award

The Gilbert L. Hermance Award recognized the top student in the entire Department of Kinesiology "who exhibited exemplary qualities of scholarship, leadership, character and service during his or her undergraduate experience." Though Sport Management students are no longer eligible for this award since we are now our own Department, past Sport Management recipients are: 

Recipient Year           Recipient Year
Marcos Ramos                    2005   Leslie Hinshaw             2010
Zach Thomas 2006   Sam Shainsky      2011
Sparky Frost 2007   Vanessa Morales 2012
Lindsay Balthrop 2008   Jarvis Sam 2013
Natalie Kirchhoff 2009      
         

Distinction in Research and Creative Works

Distinction in Research and Creative Works is a university award for select undergraduates, granted at commencement, which appears on the transcript and diploma. Students must apply within their department or program to be considered for the award and the application must be supported by a letter from a faculty member. For more information, click Guidelines for Distinction in Research Award.