Greencastle, Ind. - Emma Baldwin (Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park River Forest), a kinesiology major and studio art minor on the softball team, has been selected as DePauw's top senior female student-athlete by the University's department of intercollegiate athletics as she earned the Amy Hasbrook Award.
The Hasbrook Award is presented annually to a senior female student-athlete who best exemplifies effort and excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, integrity, dedication to the team, campus involvement and community service.
Baldwin, DePauw's NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, earned four varsity letters as a pitcher for the Tigers' softball team. A two-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Central Region selection, Baldwin earned all-NCAC honors all four years including first team selections each of the last three. She earned a spot on the NCAC All-Tournament Team all four years including Most Valuable Player honors in 2015 and 2018. Baldwin's 20 career saves are a DePauw and NCAC record and rank in a tie for fifth in NCAA Division III history, while her 600 strikeouts are second in DePauw history and an NCAC record. Baldwin's 8.19 strikeouts per seven innings over her career are a school record and she posted a school single-season record six saves in 2015 and matched it in 2017. Baldwin helped lead DePauw to four NCAC titles, three NCAC Tournament championships, four NCAA Division III Championship appearances including a fifth-place national finish in 2015.
Off the field, Baldwin was a two-time Chi Alpha Sigma honoree, earned NCAC Academic Honor Roll accolades all three eligible years and was named to DePauw's Dean's List four semesters. She served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee all four years including two as vice-president and her senior year as president. Baldwin served a Winter Term in Service in Equador with Timmy Global Health in addition to an internship at the Orthotic Centre Limited in New Zealand.
Other finalists for this year's Hasbrook Award included Maddy Burds (field hockey), Melinda Franke (basketball), Keegan Kollias (volleyball) and Alyssa Seneviratne (tennis).
Polo Burguete of the men's cross country and track and field teams as well as Sam McManus of the men's swimming and diving squad, were named co-recipients of the Phil Eskew Award as the top senior male student-athlete. Complete information on that is available here.
The awards are named for former DePauw student-athletes Amy Hasbrook '00 and Phil Eskew Jr. '63. Hasbrook was a four-year letterwinner for the women's basketball team who lost her life in a fire in 2002. Eskew, the president of DePauw's "D" Association for over 20 years, was a 1994 inductee into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame and was instrumental in its formation in 1986.
|Amy Hasbrook Award Winners||Phil Eskew Award Winners|
|2005||Amy Argetsinger, basketball||2005||JaMarcus Shephard, football/track and field|
|2006||Leslie Dillon, cross country/track and field||2006||P.J. Mitchell, baseball|
|2007||Liz Bondi, basketball/tennis||2007||Evan Webeler, tennis|
|Sarah Gates, golf|
|2008||Katie Doogan, swimming and diving||2008||Rob Alexander, swimming and diving|
|Jeremiah Marks, football|
|2009||Amanda Stier, swimming and diving||2009||Michael McNelis, football|
|2010||Lauren Reich, cross country/track and field||2010||John Cook, swimming and diving|
|Megan Soultz, softball||Spud Dick, football|
|2011||Courtney Lauer, track and field||2011||Jonathan Lambert, football|
|2012||Catie Baker, swimming and diving||2012||Kreigh Kamman, soccer|
|2013||Bridgette Shamleffer, field hockey||2013||Matt Kukurugya, swimming and diving|
|Kate Walker, basketball|
|2014||Paige Gooch, golf||2014||Jack Burgeson, swimming and diving|
|2015||Maggie MacPhail, tennis||2015||Alex Alfonso, swimming and diving|
|2016||Caroline Zadina, soccer||2016||Marcus Dozier, track and field|
|Alex Grissom, swimming and diving|
|2017||Annie Graves, swimming and diving||2017||Julian Gonzalez, soccer|
|Matt Hunt, football|
|2018||Emma Baldwin, softball||2018||Polo Burguete, cross country/track and field|
|Sam McManus, swimming and diving|