UT teams up with Toledo Mud Hens to spotlight high-achieving students

June 1, 2018 | News, UToday, Health and Human Services
By Marla Gootee

The University of Toledo is partnering with the Toledo Mud Hens to recognize students who have achieved commendable academic success during the school year.


Students selected will be recognized as the Honorary Starter of the Game on the field prior to the first pitch.

The first recipient of the award was Sierra Hawkins, a social work major in the College of Health and Human Services.

“It was a really neat experience to be able to walk out on the field and be on the huge board just for achieving my personal goals of maintaining good grades,” Hawkins said. “This award is extremely important because it is recognizing local students and praising them for their achievements.”

Students will be honored at 13 home games throughout the season and are chosen based on recommendations from each UT college.

Sierra Hawkins, who is majoring in social work in the College of Health and Human Services, was the first UT student recognized for academic success at a Toledo Mud Hens’ game thanks to a new partnership between the baseball club and the University.

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