Awards for MBU Athletes

At Mary Baldwin, we take pride in the achievements of our athletes in their sports and beyond. The four awards featured here represent the high achievements of our athletes in competition and in academics. 

All-American Athletes

An All-American Athlete is a member of the All-America team, an honorary team of the best athletes in any given sport from across the country. Athletes are typically selected for these teams based on their outstanding performance. In Cross Country, the thirty-five runners with the fastest times are given this title.

Athlete of the Year

Rookie of the Year

Mary Jane Donnalley Scholar Athlete Award

This award is given to the athlete with the highest GPA, named after Mary Jane Donnalley. Ms. Donnalley was a legendary figure in MBU Tennis history, a member of the faculty who was recognized as one of the nation's top tennis authorities and teachers.


Hall of Fame


Cindy Goeltz Willkomm (1966)

Nancy Louise Falkenberg Muller (1967)

Mary Hotchkiss Leavell (1973)


Kathryn Lee (1976)

Claudia Woody (1977)

Goldie Dodson (1984)

Rita Hundley Harris (1986)

Karin M. Whitt (1988)


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