Robert F. Ray Faculty Representative Award
2020 - Jason Kerst
Jason Kerst is a senior member of the Iowa Men’s Tennis team from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kerst will graduate in May 2020 with a degree in management from the Tippie College of Business, as well as earn minors in Spanish and sport and recreation management. In addition, he is a member of the Honors program, and will graduate with Honors designation. Kerst has participated in a variety of community service and leadership experiences during his time at Iowa. He has been a representative on the Iowa Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (ISAAC) for the past two years, and was elected president of the committee this year. He also serves as a senator on the University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) this year. Kerst has earned the Presidential Committee on Athletics (PCA) Medallion three times, is a five-time Dean’s List honoree, is a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (Spring 2019), an Academic All-Big Ten honoree (Spring 2018, 2019), an International Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar Athlete, was the Male Hawkeye of the Year recipient at the 2018 Golden Herkys, and is a four-year letter-winner. Following graduation, Kerst will attend the University of South Carolina (on a full academic scholarship) where he will earn an MBA with career aspirations in Athletics Administration.
2020 - Amy Lenderink
Amy Lenderink, a senior member of the Women’s Swimming & Diving team from Parker, Colorado, will graduate in May 2020 with a degree in psychology. She will also earn a certificate in leadership studies and a minor in human relations. Lenderink is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, has been on the University of Iowa Dean’s List seven semesters, and has received the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar award twice (2018 and 2019). She has been a representative on the Iowa Student Athlete Advisory Committee (ISAAC) since 2018 and has also served on the Leadership Team for Athletes in Action since 2017. She was selected as a team captain for 2019-20 season. Following graduation, Lenderink plans to pursue a postgraduate degree in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies from the University of Iowa.