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Join Us Tonight For HOPEYs Celebration At DeVos Fieldhouse

Nominations have been selected in 14 categories for the 2017 HOPEYs awards ceremony on Monday, April 24 at DeVos Fieldhouse.

The seventh annual program celebrates the top individual and team performances from Hope College Athletics and our senior student-athletes.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m.

Community members and fans are invited to the HOPEYs. Admission is free. Semi-formal dress is recommended.

Hope College head coaches and athletic administration nominate athletes for each award. Hope College student-athletes cast their vote to determine winners.

Click links below on each category below to read more about this year's nominees.

Exceptional Performance in a Team Sport (Presented to the athlete, irrespective of gender, who had the best performance in a team sport in a given year.)

Exceptional Performance in an Individual Sport (Presented to the athlete, irrespective of gender, who had the best performance in an individual sport in a given year.)

Newcomer of the Year (Presented to a freshman or transfer, irrespective of gender, that made a significant impact within his or her sport in a given year.)

Role Player of the Year (Presented to a non-starter, irrespective of gender, who made a significant contribution to the success of the team.)

Comeback Player of the Year (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 Breakthrough Athlete (Presented to an athlete (sophomore and above) that has made the best or most significant breakthrough in his or her sport in a given year.)

Male Breakthrough Athlete (Presented to an athlete (sophomore and above) that has made the best or most significant breakthrough in his or her sport in a given year.)

Female Athlete of the Year (Presented to the female athlete deemed to be the most exceptional in a given year.)

Male Athlete of the Year (Presented to the male athlete deemed to be the most exceptional in a given year.)

Exceptional Team Performance (Presented to the team that played the most impressive game or had the most significant win in a given year.)

MIAA Championship Performance (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 (Presented to the team deemed to be the most outstanding in a given year.)

Male Be Strong. Be True. Athlete of the Year (A junior or senior who demonstrates the true essence of being a student-athlete and embodies the Division III motto of Discover, Develop, Dedicate.  This student-athlete is in high academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.75), plays a significant role on the team, and is involved in the Hope and Holland community.)

Female Be Strong. Be True. Athlete of the Year (A junior or senior who demonstrates the true essence of being a student-athlete and embodies the Division III motto of Discover, Develop, Dedicate.  This student-athlete is in high academic standing (minimum GPA of 3.75), plays a significant role on the team, and is involved in the Hope and Holland community.

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