St. Mary’s Dominican High School honored student-athletes during recent awards ceremonies. The End of the Year Athletic Awards recipients were honored at Academic Honor Day. Lou Reilly and Louisiana High School Athletic Association All-Academic Award winners were honored at Spring Sports Banquets.
End of the Year Athletic Awards
Dominicanite Award – Kate Nolan
This award is presented to the senior who has participated in the most athletic teams throughout her Dominican career.
Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award – Kate Thomson
This award is presented to the outstanding senior in athletics, leadership, and academic excellence.
Lolita Fernandez de la Reguera Pittman Award – Grace Hamblin
Mrs. Lee Fernandez de la Reguera Pittman ’51 has demonstrated extraordinary support of Dominican’s Athletic Program. From her own participation in Dominican athletics as a member of the State Championship Basketball Team of 1951, to her present day game attendance and her extraordinary financial support of the athletic program, Mrs. Pittman’s dedication and commitment to Dominican exemplifies the highest level of Dominican team spirit. This award is presented to the overall varsity athlete who exhibits great athletic ability, strong character, and a positive attitude. She is a leader by example through her passion, encouragement, and true love of the game. This award is voted on by the entire coaching staff of Dominican High School.
St. Mary’s Dominican High School athlete honorees (from left):
Kate Nolan – Dominicanite Award recipient
Kate Thomson – Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award recipient
Grace Hamblin – Lolita Fernandez de la Reguera Pittman Award recipient
Lou Reilly Awards
The Lou Reilly Award is presented in memory of a wonderful Dominican graduate. For many years she had served the community as an educator with a special love for athletics and student-athletes. She saw athletic competition and sportsmanship as an important part of the Dominican High School spirit. The award recognizes the athlete who continually tries to improve her skills and listens to her coaches and teammates. This athlete encourages her teammates and gives her full effort at each moment. The student-athletes themselves have a nominating vote in the selection of this athlete. The final decision is left to the discretion of the coaches.
Lou Reilly Award Recipients (from left):
JV SOFTBALL: Cristin Angelo
VARSITY SOFTBALL: Gracee Reeves
GOLF: Sahithi Koneru
TENNIS: Mary Parker Whisnant
VARSITY TRACK & FIELD: Caroline Trauth
8TH GRADE TRACK & FIELD: Ella Pitisci
Louisiana High School Athletic Association 4.00 GPA All-State Academic Team
Criteria for selection to the Academic All-State team include: the student is a senior, played the sport for two years, and achieved a six-semester cumulative grade point average based on a 4.0 scale.
Jenna Pertuit (TRACK)
Louisiana High School Athletic Association All-Academic Scholar
Presented for outstanding academic achievement by maintaining a cumulative Grade-Point Average of 3.5000 or higher during their academic career while participating in varsity high school athletics.
Recipients (from left):
Makayla Arbelo (SOFTBALL)
Emma Hoth (TENNIS)
Shelby Jackson (SOFTBALL)
Tatum Miller (SOFTBALL)
Elise Simon (SOFTBALL)
Mary Parker Whisnant (TENNIS)
Not pictured: Sophia Cao (TENNIS)
Recipients (from left):
Paige Julian (TRACK)
Caroline Trauth (TRACK)
Lucy Hansen (TRACK)
Kate Nolan (TRACK)