Bridgette Starwalt of Sherman, Ill., and Elise Wildman of Lovington, Ill., both seniors, received the Lindsay Medallion in honor of their outstanding performances for their Big Blue teams. The Medallion is named in honor of the late F. Merrill Lindsay, trustee emeritus, and his late wife, “Sis” Lindsay. It has been presented annually to an outstanding Millikin student-athlete since 1998.
Starwalt has established several school records during her time as a member of the Big Blue women’s track & field team.
A three time All-CCIW Academic All-Conference, she holds the school record in 400 hurdles with a time of 1:02.21; this feat earned her the 2010 CCIW Outdoor Championship in the event as well as qualification for the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships.
Starwalt holds the school record for the indoor track 300- and 400-meter runs with times of 43.01 and 59.34, respectively. She is No. 2 in the record book for the 200-meter indoor track with a time of 26.46.
In addition to setting speed records, Starwalt is No. 3 for the indoor long jump at 16-6. and No. 7 in the outdoor long jump with a jump of 17-00/50.
Starwalt was a member of the indoor relay team that set a school record in the 4x400 with a time of 4:04.89. In addition, she was a member of the 4x400 meter outdoor relay team that stands at No. 2 in the athletics record book with a time of 4:02.02.
Last spring, Starwalt was named the recipient of the 2010 Jack Schwartz Academic All-Conference Award for the spring season. A nursing major, she started her final season of athletic competition for the Big Blue in December.
Wildman has been nationally recognized for her achievements on the Big Blue women’s basketball team. She was a 2009-10 All-CCIW first team selection and was twice named the 2009-10 CCIW Player of the Week during that season.
Wildman contributed an average 17.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per game to the women’s basketball team during the 2009-10 season when she was named a D3hoops.com All-Central Region third team selection and the team was named D3hoops.com National Team of the Week. That same year, Wildman led the CCIW in rebounding and blocked shots.
Wildman is a three-time All-CCIW Academic All-Conference selection and was the recipient of the 2009-10 Jack Schwartz Academic All-Conference Award for the winter season. She also was named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District third team for Region 5’s college division.
A chemistry, pre-pharmacy major, she is vice president of Sigma Zeta, co-authored the first peer-reviewed article in the Journal of Chemical Crystallography and has been awarded the Dr. and Mrs. William Henderson Prize for the best essay concerning applications in chemistry or other evidence of excellence in the field.
This is her final season as a member of the women’s basketball team.