Madelyn Ganser Receives Samantha Vellaccio Award
WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior forward Madelyn Ganser, a member of the Holy Cross women's basketball team, is the 2016-2017 recipient of the Samantha Vellaccio Award. In memory of Samantha Vellaccio, this award is given annually by the Holy Cross Varsity Club to the women's basketball player who best exemplifies the mission of Holy Cross on and off the court.
Ganser played in all 30 of the team's games with 26 starts this year. She ranked second on the team with 140 rebounds, in addition to scoring 88 points. Ganser finished her four-year career with 225 points and 289 rebounds in 102 games played. She was also a two-time selection to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Off the court, Ganser served as the team's community service coordinator, and was 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.