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    Renneker Award

    Renneker

     

     

     

     

     

    The Renneker Award honors the memory of Kristin Renneker, a member of the Lakota Class of 1992. This award and an accompanying scholarship have been given annually since Kristen’s death in an automobile accident in January of 1992. Kristen was a starter on three varsity basketball teams and a letter winner on two varsity soccer teams. She earned All-Greater Miami Conference Academic Awards in both sports. Kristin was also widely respected for giving freely of her time to numerous service activities for the betterment of her school and her community. This award is given at the end of each school year to the senior female athlete in each Lakota high school who best exemplifies the positive qualities of athleticism, academic achievement, and community service for which Kristin Renneker was known. The Renneker Scholarships, each currently in the amount of $2000, are made possible by the generosity of the many friends of Kristin Renneker and her family.

    Historical Note: An Evergreen tree was planted in Kristin’s Memory just inside the entrance to the Hopewell soccer stadium where it may be seen today along with a plaque denoting it as a memorial to her. Hopewell was the Lakota home soccer field for both Kristin and her teammate Laura Hicks, the first Renneker Award winner. Hicks was in the same automobile accident that took Kristin’s life but recovered to finish the 1991 basketball season earning All GMC First Team and All GMC Academic honors.  A plaque outside Lakota West’s Main Street Arena lists the names of the Lakota West winners shown below.

    Renneker Award Winners From Lakota West

    1998
    Kristin Russo
    Volleyball
    1999
    Tonya Click
    Softball
    2000
    Jill Hemsworth
    Volleyball, Basketball
    2001
    Laura Peters
    Softball, Soccer
    2002
    Tara Swift
    Volleyball, Basketball
    2003
    Valerie Eifert
    Volleyball, Basketball
    2004
    Jenny Ng
    Soccer, Basketball
    2005
    Brianne Eisenhard
    Soccer
    2006
    Sally Ogle
    Volleyball
    2007
    Jessica Sears
    Bowling
    2008
    Lizzie Van Vactor
    Volleyball
    2009
    Brigit Reder
    Soccer, Basketball
    2010
    Kara Mcmanus
    Cross Country
    2011
    Megan Shroder
    Golf
    2012
    Donna Green
    Swimming
    2013
    Julie GreenSwimming
    2014
    Kat BurbrinkSoftball
    2015
    Blake FishmanBasketball
    2016
    Kelly McManusCross Country, Swim, Track
    2017
    Megan KaufmanVolleyball
    2018
    Anna SzolwinskiTrack
    The minimum criteria for consideration for this award are:
    1. Candidate must be a graduating female athlete who earned a varsity letter in her senior year.
    2. Candidate must have been involved in school and/or community service activities.
    3. Candidate must have demonstrated high academic achievement earning at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average for their four high school years.For more details concerning this award, the judging criteria, or the application procedure contact any Lakota High School Athletic Department Office.

     

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