Thirteen Greyhounds Honored At University’s Gratias Awards
BALTIMORE - Thirteen Loyola University Maryland student-athletes were honored Saturday at the school’s Gratias Awards. The ceremony recognizes students who have excelled in community service, the classroom and leadership and who embody the Ignatian ideal of care for the whole person.
Both were inducted to Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honors Society which recognizes those who demonstrate leadership achievement through campus life.
Staszewski was one of three student-athletes who received a Magis Scholar-Leader Award, an honor recognizing students who complement superior academic performance with co-curricular involvement.
Begley was also one of two student-athletes honors as part of The Green & Grey Society along with volleyball’s Molly Cichosz. The Green & Grey is formed by 14 seniors who are chosen by their peers and Loyola administration for their contributions to the university and their leadership abilities. The Green & Grey act as a liaison between the President and student body.
Eight student-athletes joined Begley and Staszewski as Omicron Delta Kappa inductees: Jake Campbell (men’s soccer), Richie Easterly (men’s lacrosse), Sarah Ensor (women’s soccer), Emily Mansour (women’s rowing), Natasha Murray (women’s rowing), Madalyn Myers (women’s swimming and diving) and Rhys Schueren (women’s rowing).
Men’s soccer’s A. Mickey Watson was a recipient of the Cura Personalis. The honor recognizes students who embody the Ignatian ideal of care for the whole person through demonstrated service, leadership and academic achievement.