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Spirit of Maryland Award

Spirit of Maryland Award

The Spirit of Maryland Award is presented annually, in lieu of a traditional homecoming king or queen honoree, to two members of the senior class who through their achievements have most exemplified the spirit of the University of Maryland. Criteria for the award include outstanding scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, community service and communication skills. A committee of faculty and staff interviews students who advance to the final round of the application process. The award is presented during halftime of the Homecoming football game.

2021 Spirit of Maryland Finalists

Nabila Prasetiawan

M Pease

Tess Baldwin

Josie Shaffer

Emily Leo

Alythia Vo

Jacqueline Liu

Madhulika Nallani

Marjorie Justine Antonio

Gabriela Winter

Eligibility

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.

*Students who are expected to graduate by May of the following semester and do not have the 90-academic-credit senior status may still be eligible to apply.

Email questions to Joe Calizo at jcalizo@umd.edu .

Learn more about the Spirit of Maryland Award nomination process

Spirit Of Maryland Nominees And Winners

*denotes Spirit of Maryland award winners

2020

Dan Alpert *

Emily Berry

Jackson Devadas

Lauren Frost *

Divya Kapoor

Julia Reicin

David Rekhtman

Philippos Sourvinos

Pauline Sow

Yesica Ventura

2019

Vivian Alana Caesar

Logan Dechter

Jacqueline Deprey

Kristen Edwards *

Sasha Kahn

Mario Menendez

Nikhil Modi *

Sara Pohland

Christine Rhee

Doron Tadmor

2018

Laila Abujuma *

Alexis Amos

Elizabeth Arentz

Katherine Bemb

Timothy Chen

Bryan Gallion

Stephanie George

Junellie Gonzalez Quiles

Kevin Li *

Stacey Mannuel

Jeffrey O’Neal

Humzah Yahya

2017

Sofia Alsamadi

Nicholas Armah

Sadie Isakower

Jane Lyons*

A. J. Pruitt

Mitchell Rock

Chetachi Ukejianya*

Jacob Veitch

Samantha Waldenberg

Jessica Yau

2016

Shabnam Ahmed

Adam Berger

Kevin Bock *

Lauryn Froneberger *

Nicolas Holocker

Christopher Ma

Bryan Pfeffer

Katherine Swanson

Tessa Trach

Kathy Zang

2015

Liya Ai

Julio Ceron

Shannon Clash

Chris Frye

Malina Howard

Ankur Naik

Sarah Niezelski *

Allison Peters

Patrick Ronk

Iowis Zhu *

2014

Raaheela Ahmed

Anthony Belton

Fang Cao *

Abisola Kusimo *

Amara Ndumele

Khalil Pettus

Michael Sikorski

Sree Sinha

Austin Trupp

Jazmyn White

2013

Wendell Alston

Anne Collins

Jasmine Cruz

Gabrielle DeFranceschi

Stephanie Graf *

Omer Kaufman

Vaughn Midder *

Christopher Riley

Meenu Singh

Mohammad Zia

2012

Sam Allen

Daniel Atlas

Starr Chen

Angelica Eng

Ashley Evangelista

Daniel Granot*

Sumanth Kuppali

Odunola Ojewumi

Katherine Rennenkampf *

Matthew Popkin

2011

Manka Banda

Jaison Cooper

Lisa Davies *

Joshua Finifter

Melissa Nathanson

Maurice Nick

Robert Rosenthal *

Katelyn Weeks

Kaiyi Xie

Rosie Zhang