The seventh annual HOPEYs program on Monday, April 24 in the Richard and Helen DeVos Fieldhouse Athletics Center celebrates the top individual and team performances from Hope College Athletics and senior student athletes. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.
Hope College head coaches and athletic administration nominate athletes for each award.
Hope student athletes cast their vote to determine the winners. All awards are given irrespective of gender.
Exceptional Performance in a Team Sport is presented to the athlete who had the best performance in a team sport in each given year.
Exceptional Performance in an Individual Sport is presented to the athlete who had the best performance in an individual sport in a given year.
Newcomer of the Year is presented to a freshmen or transfer student that made a significant impact within his or her sport in a given year.
Role Player of the Year is presented to a non starter who made a significant contribution to the success of the team.
Comeback Player of the Year is presented to an athlete who has reemerged on the field of play after overcoming adversity in the previous season due to an injury, illness or other personal commitments.
Female and Male Breakthrough Athlete is presented to athletes (sophomore and above) that have made the best or most significant breakthrough in his or her sport.
Female and Male Athlete of the Year are presented to the two athletes deemed to be in the most exceptional in the given year.
Exceptional Team Performance is presented to the team that played the most impressive game or had the most significant win.
MIAA Championship performance is presented to the team deemed to have the best or most significant performance in a MIAA Championship match, series, or tournament in a given year. Outstanding Team is presented to the team deemed to be the most outstanding in a given year.
Male Be Strong and Female Be Strong, Be True, Athlete of the Year is presented to a junior a senior who demonstrates the true essence of being a student athlete and embodies the Division III motto of Discover, Develop, Dedicate. These two students are in high academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.75, play a significant role on the team and are involved in the Hope and Holland community.
Students are encouraged to attend to support fellow students. Go Dutch!
Admission is free and semi formal dress is recommended.