Rock Chalk Choice Awards nominees for Supporting Role, Crimson Climb announced

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Nominees for the sixth annual Rock Chalk Choice Awards are beginning to be unveiled, starting with the nominees for the Best Jayhawk in a Supporting Role and the Crimson Climb awards, which will be presented at the event on September 10 at the Lied Center.
 
The nominees for Best Jayhawk in a Supporting Role not only give everything they have, day-in-and-day-out, but they have the ability to get the best out of their teammates, elevating the competition every day. The student-athletes nominated for this award demonstrate extraordinary sportsmanship, support and loyalty to teammates and Kansas Athletics.
 
This year’s nominees for the supporting role award are Hannah Driscoll (swimming & diving), Regan Gibbs (soccer), Janet Koch (tennis), Reese Randall (football) and Courtney Taylor (softball).
 
The Crimson Climb Award is given to the student-athlete that has served as an inspiration to others by overcoming challenged and exceeding academic expectations.
 
The nominees for this year’s Crimson Climb Award are Josh Ehambe (football), Rudy Karre (baseball), Mandy Roberts (softball) and Anastasia Rychagova (tennis).
 
Two Kansas Athletics staff members that exemplify exactly what the Best Jayhawk in a Supporting Role Award represents, Assistant Athletics Director of Equipment Services Larry Hare and Equipment Manager Demetrius Daniels, will be presenting the winner of the award. The Crimson Climb Award will be presented by Michelle Robinson, Director of Tutoring, and Dr. Phil Lowcock, Director of Records/Coordinator of International Student-Athlete Support.

Following a red-carpet entrance that will be streamed live on the Kansas Athletics Facebook Page and a reception in the Lied Center lobby, accolades in five additional categories – Jayhawker Award, True Blue Award, Rock Chalk Moment Award, and Male and Female Athlete of the Year – will be unveiled and special student-athlete academic achievements will be recognized during the ceremony on September 10.

As in years past, due to space limitations at the Lied Center the event is by invitation only and limited to athletic department staff, student-athletes, and selected KU faculty and dignitaries. Winners of every award will be interviewed backstage by former Kansas women’s basketball player Jada Brown, which will be live on the KU Leads Instagram page.
 
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