NEWTON, Mass. – The Mount Ida College athletic department is excited to announce that the first annual Mighty Awards will be held on Thursday, April 30th, part of a new set of events to honor student-athletes and graduating seniors.
For the second straight year, the athletic department will also sponsor a senior reception, which this year will be in conjunction with graduation week ceremonies.
The Mighty Awards are a revamped ceremony that will replace the annual awards banquet from past years. The event, which is open only to student-athletes, coaches and college administration, will feature a red carpet, special new “Mighty” awards trophies, and a special guest emcee host to be announced later this week.
Student-athletes are asked to dress formally for the red carpet event, which will begin at 7:00 pm at the entrance to Holbrook Hall, where they will enter Alumnae Gymnasium for a 7:30 ceremony.
During the night, we will take a look back at the 2014-15 athletics seasons through videos and slideshows, honor the Most Valuable Players and Most Improved Players from each team, and present department-wide awards in categories including Male and Female Athlete of the Year, and the ECAC Merit Award.
A highlight of the night will be the presentation of the first ever Mighty Awards, developed to recognize individual and team achievements such as Best Comeback Athlete, Best Moment, and Best Game. These awards are nominated by coaches and voted on by the Mount Ida College Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
In addition to the Mighty Awards, the Athletic Department is also planning a recognition event to honor our senior athletes. The 2015 senior reception will be held on Sunday, May 10th, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm, and is open to all graduating seniors and their parents, family members, and guests. Seniors will be recognized by their coaches and receive gifts from the department, and light refreshments and drinks will be provided.
Graduating seniors and their families will receive invitations in the mail and are asked to RSVP for this event.