April 9, 2013

Rachael Farrell Named Keith Hamiliton Award Recipient

Charleston, S.C. – Citadel senior Rachael Farrell joined Tatum Jestila as the second volleyball player in the last three years to be named as the recipient of the Health, Exercise and Sport Science (HESS) Department's Keith Hamilton Award on Monday.

The Dr. Keith E. Hamilton Award is bestowed annually in recognition of outstanding academic performance, service and demonstrated character by a graduating senior as voted by the departmental faculty. 

Dr. Hamilton was a beloved faculty member, an active professional, an articulate author, a track and cross country coach and the faculty advisor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was one of the founding members of the Cooper River Bridge Run.  Dr. Hamilton's special interests included pedagogy, track and field and international studies.

Farrell, a right side hitter from Niceville, Fla., led the 2012 squad in kills (267), kills per set (2.28) and total attacks (916). Farrell closed out her four-year career ranked in the top 15 of three statistical categories including kills (13th, 628), kills per set (15th, 1.94) and total attacks (13th, 2036).

Farrell, a HESS major with a minor in psychology, has made an impact in the classroom as she carries a 3.324 GPA. This has earned her Dean's List honors on four occasions, which is achieved by carrying a GPA of 3.2 of better for a semester, and a spot on the Fall Academic All-Conference team in 2012.

Dr. Keith Hamilton Award Winners (since 2000-01)

2000-01: Matthew McMillan
2001-02: Michael Mishoe
2002-03: David Townsend
2003-04: Bryan Studebaker/Matt Rogers
2004-05: Tony Vincent
2005-06: Megan McAuliffe/Matthew Matulia
2006-07: Daniel Mickel
2007-08: Jayson Ziegler
2008-09: Landon Amick
2009-10: Lauren Fleming/Patrick Hopkins
2010-11: Tatum Jestila
2011-12: Alexandria Burns
2012-13: Rachael Farrell

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