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Spirit of Maryland Royalty

The Spirit of Maryland Award is presented annually in lieu of a traditional Homecoming King or Queen honoree.  The Award is presented to a male or male identified and female or female identified member of the senior class who through their achievements has most exemplified the "spirit" of the University of Maryland. 

 

2015 Spirit of Maryland Nominees

*denotes Spirit of Maryland award winners 

Liya Ai

Julio Ceron

Shannon Clash

Chris Frye

Malina Howard         

Ankur Naik

Sarah Niezelski *

Patrick Ronk              

Allison Peters

Iowis Zhu *


2014 Spirit of Maryland Nominees and Winners

2013 Spirit of Maryland Nominees and Winners

2012 Spirit of Maryland Nominees and Winners

2011 Spirit of Maryland Nominees and Winners

 

Criteria for the award include outstanding scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, community service, and communication skills. A committee of faculty and staff interviews the students who are advanced to the final round of the application process. The Spirit of Maryland Award is presented at the halftime of the Homecoming football game.

 

To be eligible for the Spirit of Maryland Award, a student must:

  • Be recognized by the University as being of senior status
  • Have 90+ academic credits*
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • If the student is expected to graduate by May of the following semester, and does not have the current 90 academic credit senior status, (s)he may still be eligible to apply.

 

Questions? Email Joe Calizo at jcalizo@umd.edu

 

 

2014 Spirit of Maryland Nominees and Winners
*denotes Spirit of Maryland Award winners

Raaheela Ahmed
Anthony Belton
Abisola Kusimo*
Fang Cao*
Amara Ndumele                       
Khalil Pettus
Sree Sinha
Michael Sikorski              
Jazmyn White
Austin Trupp

2013 Spirit of Maryland Nominees and Winners
*denotes Spirit of Maryland Award winners

Anne Collins Wendell Alston
Jasmine Cruz Omer Kaufman
Gabrielle DeFranceschi            Vaughn Midder*
Stephanie Graf* Christopher Riley
Meenu Singh Mohammad Zia                 

 

2012 Spirit of Maryland Nominees and Winners
*denotes Spirit of Maryland Award winners

Starr Chen  Sam Allen
Angelica Eng Daniel Atlas
Ashley Evangelista Daniel Granot*
Odunola Ojewumi Sumanth Kuppali               
Katherine Rennenkampf*        Matthew Popkin


2011 Spirit of Maryland Nominees and Winners
*denotes Spirit of Maryland Award winners

 Manka Banda  Jaison Cooper
 Lisa Davies*  Joshua Finifter 
 Melissa Nathanson                 Maurice Nick
 Katelyn Weeks  Robert Rosenthal*             
 Rosie Zhang  Kaiyi Xie