Moore receives Bluffton’s top athlete award
Maddie Moore, daughter of Mark and Myra Moore of Linn Grove, received the Kathryn E. Little Award as the outstanding female athlete at Bluffton University. She is majoring in biology and pre-medicine and has competed with the women’s soccer and track teams at Bluffton.
The Little Award is based on scholarship, academic abilities and campus leadership, as well as four years of participation in at least one sport.
On the soccer field, Moore was a four-year starter who set a Bluffton career record for games played, with 67. She ranks third in assists, fourth in points and fifth in goals in school history. She was an all-conference selection all four years and a first-team pick as a senior, when she was also Bluffton’s team captain. She earned the HCAC Sportsmanship Award in 2011.
Turning to the track, Moore was a member of the women’s distance medley relay team that, during the 2011-12 indoor season, reset the school record three times and won the conference championship in meet-record time. In addition, she set three individual school records that season, in the 1000 meters, the mile and the 3000 meters.
Her soccer coach, Rick Nussbaum, called Moore’s collegiate career “a testament to her dedication to the team, her school and the game. Her consistency will be greatly missed, but her resiliency will continue to inspire for years to come.”
“It has been a pleasure coaching Maddie to track successes; it has been an equal pleasure getting to know this wonderful young woman,” added her track coach, Karen Brandt: “I admire her drive and determination to be an outstanding student as well as a two-sport athlete.”
Moore is a member of the Science Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Her award is named for Kathryn Little, who served in Bluffton’s health, physical education and recreation department and in athletics from 1958-74. She was a member of the first class inducted into the Bluffton Athletics Hall of Fame, also in 1974.
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