Madelyn Ganser To Receive Daniel Allen Sportsmanship Award

Holy Cross Athletics   04-24-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior forward Madelyn Ganser, a member of the Holy Cross women’s basketball team, has been selected as the 2016-2017 winner of the Daniel Allen Sportsmanship Award. Presented by the Holy Cross Varsity Club, the Allen Award goes to the player whose unselfish teamwork and dedication to the good of the team reflect the values lived by coach Allen. The winning student-athlete need not be a star or even a starter, but a solid performer with an outstanding attitude whose contributions are not frequently recognized. The award is designed to recognize a student athlete who is dedicated to the good of the team, possesses integrity, and is a great teammate.

Ganser, who was the only senior on the women’s basketball team, spent countless hours in the gym working on her game over the last four years. She fought through a nagging back injury throughout her senior season to stay on the court and do all she could to help the team succeed. Ganser also served as the team’s community service coordinator, and has been involved with Working for Worcester, the UMass Memorial Cancer Walk, Action for Education, Team Impact, the Mercy Centre, Sherry’s House, the Lahey Clinic and the Parsons Hill Nursing Home.

On the court, she played in all 30 of the team’s games with 26 starts this year. Ganser ranked second on the team with 140 rebounds, in addition to scoring 88 points. She finished her four-year career with 225 points and 289 rebounds in 102 games played. Ganser was also a two-time selection to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Ganser will be presented with the Allen Award at the 62nd annual Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame Dinner & Ceremonial Banquet, to be held on Saturday, May 6, at 5:00 p.m. in the Hogan Campus Center. Tickets are still available for the event for only $65.00, and can be purchased by clicking here.

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