Erin Herrmann & Elizabeth Perkins Selected Hope College Co-Schouten Award Recipients

Erin Herrmann and Elizabeth Perkins have been named co-recipients of the Hope College John Schouten award as the top female senior student-athletes for the 2016-17 school year.

The Schouten Award is named in memory of John (Jack) Schouten, a long-time physical educator at Hope and the college's first athletic director. It has been presented annually since 1983.

Previous Schouten award winners

Both Herrmann and Perkins were multi-sport athletes this school year: Herrmann in cross country, indoor track & field and outdoor track & field, and Perkins in soccer and basketball.

Herrmann, pictured above at left, became the Flying Dutch's second two-time All-American in cross country this fall with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships. She joined Marcia Vandersall (1992) as the Flying Dutch's highest finishers at nationals.

Herrmann led the Flying Dutch to a 10th-place finish as a team: their fifth Top-10 finish at nationals.

Herrmann finished ninth in the 3,000 meters at the Division III indoor track & field championships.

Herrmann clocked the nation's fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase time this spring.

Herrmann earned Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Most Valuable Runner honors in cross country and outdoor track & field.

Herrmann helped the Flying Dutch win the MIAA cross country title and finish runner-up in outdoor track & field.

Perkins, pictured at right, tied for the NCAA Division III lead with a school-record 25 goals during the regular season.

Perkins also recorded seven assists for a school-record 57 points.

Perkins was named MIAA MVP this season after leading the Flying Dutch to a share of the regular-season championship, an MIAA tournament title and the fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in team history. Hope finished with a 15-4-2 overall record.

Perkins was a key contributor in basketball before an injury limited her to seven games.

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