Spirit Squads Honored at Annual Banquet

April 29, 2013

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa spirit squads handed out its team awards at an awards banquet April 14 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville. More than 160 friends and family were in attendance.

The following were recipients of awards at the banquet:

Herky Security
Rookie of the Year — Nate Volk
Veteran of the Year — Brian DeHoff
Leadership — Thomas Wisniewski

Iowa Dance Team
Most Improved — Lexie Strom
Sunshine Award — Kaitlyn Brennan
Most Valuable — Haley McMenamin
Hawkeye Pride — Lindsey Knott
Donna Mueller Extra Effort Award — Janie Myers and McKenna Rollinger

Iowa Cheerleaders
Rookie of the Year — Kelly Tocki
Most Improved Male — Mike Begovich
Most Improved Female — Alexis Puebla
Dedication — Collyn Mashek
Reliability — Kaitlyn Dornbier
Skills — Oz Agbese
Spirit — Jessica Caroll

Awards were also handed out for academic excellence and public relations point leaders. The recognition was given to individuals participating in over 100 hours of public relations this past season.

The spirit squad also recognized its seniors, honoring Ben Byriel, Jessica Caroll, Brian DeHoff, Collyn Mashek, Haley McMenamin, and Cameron Overcash.