Each spring seven select members of Denison’s senior class receive the college’s most prestigious student award, the President’s Medal. Two of this year’s seven honorees were also student-athletes and key contributors to their respective sports. They are Sara Livingston (Women’s Soccer) and Nat Kell (Football).
The President’s Medial, which was established in 1985, is based on academic achievement. In addition, candidates must embody some combination of the following: service to the community, contribution to the arts, enlargement of the community’s global perspective, athletic fitness and achievement, leadership ability and contribution to community discourse.
A native of Erie, Pa., Livingston was a two-year starter and four-year letterwinner in women’s soccer. A sociology/anthropology and Spanish double major, Livingston was also the recipient of the James T. Glerum Presidential Award at the annual Top-50 student-athlete banquet held in April. Earlier this year Livingston was selected as one of 27 Distinguished Leaders at Denison. In addition to co-captaining the women’s soccer team, Livingston also serves as chair liaison for the Denison Community Association (DCA). Livingston is a senior interviewer for admissions and she is the treasurer for Spanish honor society, Sigma Delta Pi.
A native of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Kell was a two-time Capital One Academic All-America selection as well as a Goldwater Scholarship recipient. This fall he was a national semifinalist for the prestigious National football Foundation Fellowship. A three-year starter on the defensive line, Kell recorded 114 tackles and 15 sacks in 39 games at Denison.
Click here to read presentation remarks for Sara Livingston
Click here to read presentation remarks for Nat Kell