At the 60th Annual National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition, held recently in Charlotte, N.C., Belmont University was well-represented with three award winners: Angie Bryant, director of the Beaman Student Life Center; Caroline Cox, graduate assistant for Fitness Programming; and Daniel Lawrence, graduate assistant for Facilities.
Bryant was honored with the Horace Moody Award, which recognizes professional members who have made significant contributions to student development. Only six individuals across the country are awarded this recognition each year. In addition to serving as the current director for the state of Tennessee, Bryant will now serve as the committee chair responsible for selecting the Region II Student Excellence Grant that will be offered spring 2010.
Cox received the William N. Wasson Student Leadership & Academic Award, which recognizes top students who are employed by the Department of Recreational Sports. This award gives NIRSA an opportunity to honor outstanding student leaders. Nominees must be full-time graduate students, maintain a 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate scholarship and professional development through research, honors, self-improvement, certifications, presentations and involvement in professional organizations. In addition, the recipient must have demonstrated campus and community involvement.
Lawrence received a NIRSA Foundation Scholarship. This award is given to honor students who show commitment to educational and scholarly projects that enhance leadership development within campus programs. This scholarship is provided to allow recipients to attend various NIRSA educational programs.