Spring graduates Kelsy England ’12 (right), formerly of Highland, Ill., and Brittany Sherron ’12 (left), formerly of Rockville, Ind., received the Lindsay Medallion award at a football game in late September.
The Lindsay Medallion, named in honor ofthe late F. Merrill Lindsay, trustee emeritus, and his late wife, “Sis” Lindsay, has been presented annually since 1997 to honor the Big Blue’s top student-athletes for outstanding performances on their respective teams.
Kelsy England dug, spiked and aced her way into the record books for the Big Blue volleyball team, distinguishing herself athletically and academically. England holds the Millikin career record for kills and both first and second place records for kills in a season. She also is third in the record book for career digs and tied for fourth in career service aces.
During her four years competing for the Big Blue, England received several honors, including being named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Second Team. She was named to the CCIW All-Conference First Team and the AVCA All-Region Team three times during her Millikin career and was twice named to the AVCA All-American Second Team. She was also named to the CCIW Academic All-Conference Team all four years.
“During the past two seasons, Kelsy has been the unstoppable spotlighted player that led Millikin volleyball to first- and second-place finishes in the CCIW,” says Debbie Kiick, head women’s volleyball coach. “A four-year letter- winner, strong student and campus leader, Kelsy has all of the qualities the Lindsay Medallion represents.”
England majored in nursing while at Millikin. She recently moved to Springfield, Ill., and is a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at Memorial Medical Center. She plans to return to school to become a nurse practitioner.
A stand-out member of the Big Blue track and field team, Brittany Sherron excelled in throwing events during her career. A school record-holder in the discus with a throw of 46.46 meters, Sherron is also in the record books as number two all-time in the weight throw and the indoor shot put.
A three-time qualifier for the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Sherron earned All-America status with a fifth-place finish in discus in 2010.
During her senior year, Sherron was CCIW champion in both the weight throw and the discus. She was also named to the All- Conference Team in indoor and outdoor shot put. As a freshman, she was named to the All- Conference Team in discus, shot put and weight throw. During her sophomore year, Sherron was the CCIW discus champion and named All-Conference in indoor shot put. In 2011, she earned All-Conference status in discus, hammer and weight throw.
Sherron was named to the CCIW Academic All-Conference Team during all four years with the Big Blue, and as a sophomore, she was named to the USTRCCA Division III All- Academic Track Team.
“Brittany is an exceptional athlete and student both on the field and in the classroom,” says Dirk Doehring ’02, head coach of track & field and cross country. “She has been an excellent example of what a Millikin student-athlete should be.”
Sherron majored in biology and was a Leighty Science Scholar. She is a medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine.