Bishop’s grad and basketball player Nancy Knowlton is one of two winners of the inaugural Mitchell Family Alumni of the Year Award, presented by Makadiff Sports.
She was recognized alongside George Lengvari Jr, also a basketball player, who played for both Concordia and McGill.
The winners were announced Thursday afternoon.
The new award honours long-time champions of the U SPORTS Athlete of the Year Program, The Honourable Lois and Doug Mitchell, and celebrates former varsity athletes who have become leaders in their communities and recognizes the continued contributions by each alumnus to their alma mater.
“We are proud of all the nominees for the inaugural year of this award. They exemplify what we set out to achieve with the idea of igniting a spirit of giving back,” The Honourable Lois and Doug Mitchell stated in a press release. “Now more than ever, this last year has taught us to realize the importance of creating a legacy and the difference we can make together. We offer our sincere congratulations to all the nominees, and to George and Nancy as the first Alumni of the Year recipients.”